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Re: Cursors in graphics

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  • Subject: [mg39603] Re: Cursors in graphics
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 02:57:54 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <b3a5s6$18v$>
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In article <b3a5s6$18v$1 at>,
 "Y.A.Tesiram" <yas at> wrote:

> I want to add cross-hairs to graphics so that I can navigate along a plot
> which is the result of say MultipleListPlot or ListPlot. Currently, I have
> just made functions that let me replot my plots close to the regions I'm
> interested in and I "guesstimate" the coordinates by drawing a fine grid.


  FrontEndExecute[  FrontEnd`HelpBrowserLookup["OtherInformation", 
    "Get Graphics Coordinates..."]]

will help. On a Macintosh, if you hold down the \[OptionKey] as well, 
you can draw a rectangle on a graphic and paste the corners as the new 


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