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RE: Convert all graphics to reduce file size?

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  • Subject: [mg47483] RE: [mg47411] Convert all graphics to reduce file size?
  • From: "Peter Dickof" <pdickof at scf.sk.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 07:16:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Thank-you, works great! I also received the same response from P.J. Hinton.

Peter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Omega Consulting [mailto:info at omegaconsultinggroup.com] 
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 12:43 PM
> To: Peter Dickof
> Cc: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg47483] Re: [mg47411] Convert all graphics to reduce file size?
> 
> 
> 
> 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: 
> NotebookFind[nb,"Graphics",All,CellStyle]
> 
> To convert the graphics, you have to use the command associated with 
> the menu item. This is in a file called MenuSetup.tr. The command for 
> this item is called a frontend token. It can be executed from the 
> kernel with:
> 
> FrontEndExecute[{FrontEndToken[
>    nb, "SelectionConvert", "Bitmap"
> ]}]
> 
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