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"Freezing" an Output cell?
I'd like to understand the recommended way(s) to "freeze" an Output cell created and displayed in a Mathematica notebook, so that one can delete the Input cell(s) that created it and the Output cell remains as a permanent "Text-like" cell in the notebook, visible to readers, and not deleted by subsequent Cell >> Delete All Output menu commands. Example: In the opening section of a notebook addressing some physical problem I create a Graphic displaying the geometry and coordinate systems associated with the problem, and maybe a Table displaying some of the variable names I'll be using and some (possibly derived) numerical values. Hopefully, at some point, once I've gotten off to a good start, I can delete the code that creates these displays, and not have to re-execute them further, just retain the Output cells, essentially unchanged in appearance. How to do this? [And is there a better name than "freezing" for this process?] For myself, I'd prefer a point and click method, e.g., choose a new Style for these Output cells using the Format >> Style menu, over having to put some special code in the Input cells that create them. But, others may differ. Thanks for any suggestions.