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Re: Writing a graphic to a notebook, cont

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  • Subject: [mg104702] Re: [mg104665] Writing a graphic to a notebook, cont
  • From: Gerry Flanagan <flanagan at>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 06:48:43 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <20091167611.787741@jfultz2winlap>

Works for me now also. Something must of have happened to the open
notebook that a new morning fixed.

John Fultz wrote:
  There's nothing fundamentally wrong with your NotebookWrite[] command, and it 
worked for me.  If you're interested in pursuing why this didn't work, you'll 
have to provide more context.

John Fultz
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Fri, 6 Nov 2009 05:16:54 -0500 (EST), Gerry Flanagan wrote:
    As usual, I found the work around a few minutes after posting. I guess
the right way is to build all the cells first, then create the document
in one shot using CreateDocument. I was trying to create a document,
then write to it cell by cell. Should work, and I still don't understand
why it doesn't, but CreateDocument combined with ExpressionCell does
what I want.

How do you send a graphic to a notebook under program control? For
example, taking the documentation example
CellPrint[Cell[BoxData[ToBoxes[Plot[Sin[x], {x, -2, 2}]]], "Output"]]
and changing to
NotebookWrite[nb, Cell[BoxData[ToBoxes[Plot[Sin[x], {x, -2, 2}]]],
gives an error message (nb is a previously created notebook object).

I think I've seen this somewhere, and remember it was pretty obscure.
Surprising that anything to works inside CellPrint would not work inside
Gerry F.

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