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Re: Convert all graphics to reduce file size?

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  • Subject: [mg47464] Re: [mg47411] Convert all graphics to reduce file size?
  • From: Omega Consulting <info at>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 06:26:14 -0400 (EDT)
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On Apr 9, 2004, at 3:45 AM, Peter Dickof wrote:

> I would like to convert the graphics in a large number of notebooks to
> save space. Jim Jennings wrote:
>> I know how to use the Cell->Convert To->Bitmap menu command to convert
>> selected graphics cells to Bitmap form.
> for the purpose of saving space, and P.J. Hinton wrote
>> There is an undocumented key-mouse combination that can be used to
>> select all cells of a given style.  The combination is
>> platform-specific:
>> MacOS X : Option-Click
>> Windows : Alt-Left Click
>> X Window: Mod2-Mouse 1
>> If you perform this operation while clicking on the bracket of a
>> Graphics style cell, then all cells having that same style will be 
>> selected.
> How can I write code to do this without any user intervention? I can
> use NotebookFind[nb,"Graphics",Next,CellStyle] to find each graphics
> cell in turn, but how do I tell Mathematica to do the conversion
> without mouse clicks?

To select all graphics cells:

To convert the graphics, you have to use the command associated with 
the menu item. This is in a file called The command for 
this item is called a frontend token. It can be executed from the 
kernel with:

   nb, "SelectionConvert", "Bitmap"

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