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Re: Simple command to strip Notebook

  • To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net
  • Subject: [mg224] Re: [mg200] Simple command to strip Notebook
  • From: olness at phyvms.physics.smu.edu (Fredrick Olness (214) 768-2500 or -2495, Fax -4095)
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 1994 13:42:58 -0600

> David M. Wood ASKS
>    Is there a *simple* way to save a Notebook bloated with huge graphics
> or output expressions in a `bare' form, i.e., with
> all output from Mathematica: graphics, output, diagnostics, etc., stripped out, 
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From:	OLNESS       "Fredrick Olness (214) 768-2500 or -2495, Fax -4095"  8-JUL-1994 17:46:19.92
To:	SMTP%"mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu"
CC:	SMTP%"btitus at nemesis.physics.carleton.edu",OLNESS
Subj:	RE:  Eliminating output cells

There is a very easy way to elininate output cells in a notebook. 
The Mathematica FrontEnd program has a very powerful FIND command,
so you can actually search for all output cells ALL AT ONCE, 
and then delete them. (You will need to use the LONG form of FIND.)
You can do the same for MESSAGE and GRAPHICS cells. 

In a similar manner, you can delete all graphics in one step,
or grab all initialization cells. 

I hope this solves your problem.

Fredrick I. Olness

SMU  Mail:  Department of Physics 
            Fondren Science Bldg.
            Southern Methodist University
            Dallas, TX 75275

Phone:      (214) 768-2500 (SMU Office)
            (214) 768-2495 (SMU Secretary)
            (214) 768-4095 (SMU FAX)

Internet:   Olness at phyvms.physics.smu.edu (129.119.200.74)
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From:	SMTP%"mathgroup-adm at christensen.cybernetics.net" 22-NOV-1994 23:49:40.65
To:	olness
CC:	
Subj:	[mg200] Simple command to strip Notebook

Greetings all,
   I have a question which is stunning in its simplicity, and possibly in
its naivete:
   Is there a *simple* way to save a Notebook bloated with huge graphics
or output expressions in a `bare' form, i.e., with
all output from Mathematica: graphics, output, diagnostics, etc., stripped out, 
leaving only the structure of the Notebook (text, input commands, and 
structural commands such  as section headings, etc.) intact?   [I am
aware that converting the Notebook to a package does something 
like this, but wish to preserve the Notebook format.)
   For me this problem arise very frequently  and it astonishes me that 
there is not an obvious single command to do this in one of the menus for 
most front ends, but, then, I'm no expert.  So I usually resort to selecting
output cells and deleting them by hand, which can be tedious and painstaking
in a long Notebook.

Any suggestions, or rumors of such a feature in new releases of Mathematica?

-- 
David M. Wood           ||      Solid State Theory Group
dmwood at nrel.nrel.gov    ||      Branch 4510 
Phone: (303) 384-6642   ||      National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Fax:   (303) 384-6531   ||      1617 Cole Blvd., Golden, CO 80401-3393

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From:	SMTP%"btitus at nemesis.physics.carleton.edu"  2-JUL-1994 05:14:51.89
To:	mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
Subj:	Eliminating output cells

Dear MathGroup

Is there any quick way of eliminating all output cells in a  
Mathematica notebook before saving the notebook?

Bill Titus





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