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Re: Convert to bitmap

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  • Subject: [mg18122] Re: [mg18015] Convert to bitmap
  • From: paulh at (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 00:51:33 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <> <7k9pl5$ov3$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <7k9pl5$ov3$1 at>, Jean-Marie Thomas <jmthomas at> writes:

> Use the FrontEnd :
> Select the cell containing the graphics,
> go to the menu "Cell/Convert to" and select BMP
> You can then copy the cell and paste it in any drawing program that accepts BMP.
> Hope this helps,

A point of clarification regarding the menu operation described above.

The menu command Cell -> Convert To -> Bitmap converts the cell's 
contents into a Mathematica system independent raster graphics format
bitmap (MGF), which is _not_ the same as a Windows device independent
bitmap (DIB or BMP).  When you copy the cell to the system clipboard
and paste to a target application, you are placing a Windows metafile
that carries a bitmap.

If you want to get a real Windows device independent bitmap, you can
use the menu command Edit -> Save Selection As -> Bitmap (BMP), directly
on a cell without first doing the Convert To menu command. 

P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group		paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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