I recently purchased a Maple e-book, and I noticed a few lovely features of which I would like to take advantage. The first is the ability to create a compressed worksheet. There seems to be a painfully simple mechanism behind compressing and uncompressing the worksheet, since when the worksheet is opened with a text editor, the first characters are (if I recall correctly) "<compressedworksheet". I cannot find any documentation inside of Maple detailing the compression and uncompression of files. Thus, I ask you, Maplesoft: How can I compress my worksheet files in this manner?
The second feature of which I would like to take advantage is the use of a license file. Looking at the XML code of the compressed worksheet, it seems that one only needs to make reference to the location of a license file in order for Maple to look for the license file. The license file itself is very short--only about 4 lines--which makes me assume that the license file checking mechanism is similarly simple. Again, Maplesoft: How can I make and use my own .dat "license" files?