joelbrownstein

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I have a lot of experience with GUI usability issues, and I have never encountered such a frustrating test of my patience as trying to add an equation in document mode using Maple 10 on Mac OS X 10.4. Here's the sequence of events I am experiencing: in order to add an equation: I type command-R, press return, cursor up to the newly created blank line, type the new equation, press enter, and see the wrong equation printed. That is frustrating. Then to fix it, I type command-A to select all, go to View -> expand document block and look at the offending code! But I can't fix the offending code! Maple won't allow me to alter the print((bad equation #))? That is doubly frustrating. Maple is required to have a usable GUI! Why didn't Maple take the trouble to build a native Mac OS X GUI? Aren't there enough coop students from UW studying software engineering that realize the importance of usability as a system requirement?
I have a lot of experience with GUI usability issues, and I have never encountered such a frustrating test of my patience as trying to add an equation in document mode using Maple 10 on Mac OS X 10.4. Here's the sequence of events I am experiencing: in order to add an equation: I type command-R, press return, cursor up to the newly created blank line, type the new equation, press enter, and see the wrong equation printed. That is frustrating. Then to fix it, I type command-A to select all, go to View -> expand document block and look at the offending code! But I can't fix the offending code! Maple won't allow me to alter the print((bad equation #))??? That is doubly frustrating. Maple is required to have a usable GUI! This is a warranty issue!
I have a lot of experience with GUI usability issues, and I have never encountered such a frustrating test of my patience as trying to add an equation in document mode using Maple 10 on Mac OS X 10.4. Here's the sequence of events I am experiencing: in order to add an equation: I type command-R, press return, cursor up to the newly created blank line, type the new equation, press enter, and see the wrong equation printed. That is frustrating. Then to fix it, I type command-A to select all, go to View -> expand document block and look at the offending code! But I can't fix the offending code! Maple won't allow me to alter the print((bad equation #))??? That is doubly frustrating. Maple is required to have a usable GUI! This is a warranty issue!
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