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Re: Re: Copying cell contents?

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  • Subject: [mg69965] Re: [mg69918] Re: Copying cell contents?
  • From: Yasvir Tesiram <yat at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 06:16:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <efarij$7ul$> <>

I believe the closest you will get is to paste the cell contents as a  
graphic. So if you don't want to edit anything at all once it is in  
your external app, select either the cell group (note this will also  
copy the In[] and Out[] tags) or the part you want to copy (this will  
leave out the In[] and Out[] tags), then Edit -> Copy As -> (Choose  
one of, PICT, Bitmap PICT, etc) and paste it into your document. Then  
you can fiddle around with the external app and its associated  
nuances. My apologies for jumping into the middle of the thread. I  
can't recall if this was suggested before.

On Sep 27, 2006, at 5:05 AM, AES wrote:

> In article <efarij$7ul$1 at>,
>  "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have tried to reproduce your error message, but not succeded  
>> completely.
>> The closest I get I obtain by executing the following command:
>> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  snip - - - - - - - - - - - -  
>> - - - - - -
> Thanks for detailed discussion, but my question still is:  Among  
> all the
> several Copy and Copy As buttons available in the Mathematica Front
> End's standard menu interface, is there really *no* way I can
> a)  Select the displayed contents of a standard Input (or other) cell
> containing purely ASCII content (no Greek or special symbols) -- doing
> the selection either by dragging over the contents of the cell, or by
> clicking the cell bracket, whichever is needed, but with no other
> special preparation of the cell itself -- and then
> b)  Use one of these menu Copy commands in order to copy these text
> contents and paste them in a word processor, text editor, or newsgroup
> window, and
> c)  Have this text content show up in the text editor or newsgroup
> window the same as it looks in the Mathematica notebook display?
> Again, I just what to copy *what I originally typed into the cell*,  
> and
> also *what is displayed in the cell*, and paste it into the window  
> of an
> external app,
>    -- without having to type it all over again
>    -- without having to add arcane commands or make arcane
>       transformations on the cell before copying it
>    -- without having to do some arcane transformation of
>       the material after copying it.
> [This is serious!  If I can't do this, I may have to stop pestering  
> this
> newsgroup with endless questions about all the weird or unexpected
> things I encounter in using Mathematica!]

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