Best strategy for using Drawing Tools

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg76580] Best strategy for using Drawing Tools*From*: Hugh <h.g.d.goyder at cranfield.ac.uk>*Date*: Thu, 24 May 2007 06:06:20 -0400 (EDT)

You have just done a plot say Plot[{3 Sin[x], 4 Cos[x]}, {x, 0, 4 Pi}] and now you use Drawing Tools from the pull down menu to add text, arrows and other additions to the plot. However, to your horror, you find that the original plot was wrong and you wanted 5 Cos not 4 Cos. If you change the input and re-evaluate, a new output cell is created without the additions generated by Drawing Tools. Thankfully the old output is still there, as well, as a second output cell. The problem is to copy the Drawing Tools additons onto the new output. My poor solution is to convert the old output with additions to InputForm, using the Cell Convert menu, and then to copy the additions to an Epilog option in the original plot so it becomes Plot[{3 Sin[x], 5 Cos[x]}, {x, 0, 4 Pi}, Epilog -> {copied primitives}] Then re - evaluate and the additions are on the plot. This is a poor solution and I can't change the additions dynamically. What is the proper way of saving your work in these circumstances? Thanks Hugh Goyder

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Best strategy for using Drawing Tools***From:*Brett Champion <brettc@wolfram.com>