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1.11.5 Exporting Formulas from Notebooks

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  • Subject: [mg25136] 1.11.5 Exporting Formulas from Notebooks
  • From: Phlip <phlip_cpp at>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 03:14:54 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


How do you export a formula if you don't have a graphic front-end or a

If you have a front end available, you can write:

    Export["file.GIF", ToBoxes[/formula expr/], "GIF"]

If you don't, you can still export something that returns a raster

    Export["file.GIF", Plot[/graphable expr/], "GIF"]

If there's no special function (like Display[/formula expression/]) I
can put in the middle variable to convert a math expression to a nicely
drawn math formula, is there someway I can tell MathLink (my conduit to
the kernel) to grab the nearest graphical front end and have its way
with it?

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