The same ease of input of the Standard Document mode applies to the simpler Standard Worksheet Mode which retains the input/output/text region worksheet structure. From the Help menu, a quick user tour now introduces these new features with a 10 minute tour and a Numerical and Symbolic Computation tour, while a Quick Reference now summarizes the features of the Standard Document and Worksheet interfaces. See the Maple examples and tips page and the worksheet cmdlist1.mw for an introduction to using Standard Maple.
One can still type into Standard Maple the same command lines written for Classic Maple in calculus/DEQ Maple supplement books and occasionally in calculus/DEQ textbooks, but combining them with the ease of entering 2d math expressions instead of the 1d expressions, or one can first click on the leftmost "Text" icon on the lower toolbar to switch temporarily to 1d math to enter literally type character for character what you see in Classic Maple syntax, and then select the whole input and use the Format Menu, Convert to 2d math input selection to convert automatically to the updated style.
Information about these extras in the Standard interface are accessible through the Help Menu, including details of how to create "Document" files instead of "worksheets" which look like MathCad worksheets where the mathematics and text are combined like a report. And all of the tutorial commands which invoke Java windows to interactively evaluate mathematical calculations are accessible from the new TOOLS menu. The default entry of the Standard Interface is Document mode, but clicking on the |> icon for the Maple prompt seems to convert it to Worksheet mode at a given point, or you can use the menu Open > Worksheet Mode selection to start out in this mode, which separates input and output, while document mode allows you to run all your calculations one after the other from left to right. [You can also "Expand" a Document Block using the View menu to see its hidden operations.]
The one obvious downside of the Standard Interface is that it can take about 15 seconds to load the program due to preloading of Java stuff, even when you have a single user copy on your own machine, but this is a small price to pay for the increased power available to the user. Citrix and network delivery of Maple can occasionally lead to temporary multiuser competition for server resources making this startup time even longer, but this has improved considerably. These properties will become clearer with experience.
Both instructors and students alike need to be aware of these two interfaces since the Citrix, UNIT public site and Mendel computer classroom delivery offers both versions.
For some of you, the Maple Student Help Center might prove useful. It offers on-line help: "Get real answers from real people" "within hours" for homework problems by posting your questions on the on-line Forum. Free registration at Maple Primes is required for access.