Re: "Freezing" an Output cell?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg103723] Re: "Freezing" an Output cell?*From*: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at KevinMcCann.com>*Date*: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:05:35 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <ha4rfq$d8e$1@smc.vnet.net>

I do this all the time. Make a plot, for example, then highlight the bracket at the right and change the cell type to Figure. For the output of a Mathematica operation, you might choose to change the output cell to either Text or Equation or ... BTW, a trick I learned from David Park is to keep the Plot command around by highlighting the Input cell and type Alt-Shift CPO. This hides the cell, but you can still see a tiny bracket at the right. This keeps the "calculational" part around. Kevin AES 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. >