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Mathcad Ideas - Split Screen

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Mathcad Ideas - Split Screen

https://community.ptc.com/t5/PTC-Mathcad-Ideas/Split-screen/idi-p/656081

 

The above link leads to a Mathcad Idea that suggests having split-screen working.  This is something that I've wanted to see in Mathcad for some time (over 13 years, in fact), the lack of which is proving a real nuisance at the moment.  Could some kind, support-paying souls please offer their support for this idea?  Thanks,

 

Stuart

 

https://community.ptc.com/t5/PTC-Mathcad/New-Feature-requests/m-p/356451#M139515

 

(I've got a much bigger list, in case anyone's not interested ...)

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Re: Mathcad Ideas - Split Screen

DId you know you can launch one than one instance of Prime at a time? You can load one file in one and then review copy/cut/paste etc into a file for the other.

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Yes, that is a useful facility when copying/pasting between worksheets.

However, my main use case is working on two different areas of the same sheet, ie change a function near the top and then look down the worksheet to see if the change is having the desired effect, or just having a function's definition in view when I'm trying to work out why some dependent function isn't behaving as I told it to!!! 😉

Unfortunately, in cases like these, multiple instances of Prime don't seem to help. AFAICT, if the same worksheet is open in two instances of Prime, changes to one don't reflect into the other.

Cheers,

Stuart
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Re: Mathcad Ideas - Split Screen

Understood. With Mathcad 15 you can put in hyperlinks that allow you to jump back and forth, but still not the flexibility of of real Split Screen.

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Re: Mathcad Ideas - Split Screen

Using grobal = is a small answer. Werner_E20190211 can view the effect of parameters at the end of the sheet page 2.

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Re: Mathcad Ideas - Split Screen

Yes, global is helpful in some instances. Unfortunately, most of my use cases would either make it difficult to use global values or don't address the problem.

Global definitions have suffered somewhat since Prime made it impossible to globally define the same name multiple times.

A split-screen / multiple window solution is probably the only one of general utility.

Cheers,

Stuart
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