Re: Best strategy for using Drawing Tools

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg76637] Re: [mg76580] Best strategy for using Drawing Tools*From*: Brett Champion <brettc at wolfram.com>*Date*: Fri, 25 May 2007 06:27:19 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200705241006.GAA21277@smc.vnet.net>

On May 24, 2007, at 5:06 AM , Hugh wrote: > 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? One solution: + Double click in the old graphic. + Edit > Select All (selects all the contents of the graphic) + Shift-click on the two curves from the plot (de-selects the curves) + Edit > Copy + Double click in the new graphic. + Edit > Paste Brett Champion Wolfram Research

**References**:**Best strategy for using Drawing Tools***From:*Hugh <h.g.d.goyder@cranfield.ac.uk>