Re: "Freezing" an Output cell?
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- Subject: [mg103716] Re: "Freezing" an Output cell?
- From: Peter Breitfeld <phbrf at t-online.de>
- Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:04:15 -0400 (EDT)
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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. > Output Cells will be deleted with "Delete all Output" if the follow directly an Input Cell. So you have to possibilities to freeze the cell: 1. Create a (empty) Text Cell immediately above the output Cell the go to Cell/CellProperties and remove the mark of "open". Then the Text Cell will be invisible and your output will never be deleted automatically. 2. Go to Cell/ShowExpression and change the cell type (last line) to something different form Output e.g. "Text". -- _________________________________________________________________ Peter Breitfeld, Bad Saulgau, Germany -- http://www.pBreitfeld.de