Re: "Freezing" an Output cell?
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- Subject: [mg103698] Re: "Freezing" an Output cell?
- From: Vince <blueschi at gmail.com>
- Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:00:47 -0400 (EDT)
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On Oct 2, 8:25 am, AES <sieg... at stanford.edu> wrote: > 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. Is the following method too tedious (Windows key seqs.)? 1. Select (or Alt-select) an Output cell. 2. Ctl-Shift-O, brings up the Options Inspector 3. Type cellautooverwrite, and make the option False Though, I haven't warmed to such interaction with the Option Explorer. Even as a GUI, it's arcane and requires either expert knowledge, bold assumptions, and/or a real sense of adventure. Vince Virgilio