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Convert all graphics to reduce file size?

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  • Subject: [mg43495] Convert all graphics to reduce file size?
  • From: Jim Jennings <no at spam.invalid>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 05:38:58 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The University of Texas at Austin
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I have a notebook that creates a large amount of graphics cells and
when saved the notebook can be very big.  However, I don't need to keep
the postscript for each graphics cell when the notebook is saved;
bitmaps will be fine.

I know how to use the Cell->Convert To->Bitmap menu command to convert
selected graphics cells to Bitmap form.  This greatly reduces the size
of the selected cells, but it is a pain to manually select each group
of graphics cells, one at a time, for conversion.  If I select all
cells and convert, then *everything*, including things like Standard
Form cells, will get converted to Bitmap form.  This is not what I

Is there a way to automatically convert *all* graphics cells, but
*only* graphics cells, before saving a notebook?

I am running Mathematica version 4 on Mac OS X. I hope to upgrade to
version 5 soon, but I will be stuck in version 4 for a while...


Jim Jennings, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
reply to jim dot jennings at beg dot utexas dot edu

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