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How to force saving in .m format?

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  • Subject: [mg22149] How to force saving in .m format?
  • From: Bill Marks <bmarks at>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 02:35:14 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

When you first save a notebook that contains initialization cells as 
file .nb, the kernel will ask if  you wish to also save in "Source" 
or "Plain text" format, as file.m.  This is very useful if you want 
the notebook to be a callable resource for other notebooks.   However 
if you say no to the Kernel, there seems to be no easy way to later 
tell it I changed my mind, and now I would like to also save as 
file.m. (I copy the whole file.nb and paste into a new file and save 
that, which must have new name.)  How to change the mark contained 
somewhere in a file that means it is to be saved as both file.nb and 

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