Perhaps a comparison with a MS Word document (.docx) would help. The rows of a long table are used to keep information. Each row can be printed separately (printed with “Print Current Page”) and it is easy to sort the entire table (data in all the rows) in alphabetical order based on the top line of data in each row. This is done with the Sort button "Alphabetize the selected text or sort numerical data" which opens the Sort dialog where sorting by column 1 arranges all data in alphabetical order. For example, “Abacus” in row 1 to “Zebra” in the last row.
This MS Word file works but there is one big drawback: Code cannot be copied from a Maple Worksheet (.mw) pasted into the Word document and then retrieved at a later time. That is why I settled on the .mw document (included as link with my original question) with multiple tables separated by Page Breaks. Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to sort the different records by the first line in each table as I can do with the Word document.
I have tried exporting maple code as Rich Text Format (.rtf) but it is inefficient (numerous format errors that have to be manually corrected) when trying to paste maple syntax into a Word document (docx). Moreover, when retrieving .mw code from the Word document there are also numerous errors that have to be corrected when the code is copied and pasted into Maple (.mw). I don't understand La Tex (.tex) and Maple Input (.mpl), perhaps there is a way to copy/paste from Maple to Word without losing the integrity of the Maple syntax. Additionally, if there is some off-the-shelf application that I could get from Maple or a software vendor that would allow me to keep a small database of my notes (including code), print 4 × 6 notecards, and efficiently copy and retrieve pieces of Maplesoft (.mw) code, that might be an option.
Any help appreciated!