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How do I save a graph that has been drawn with the drawing tool? As you can see from my screenshot, all the save buttons are disabled.

Hand drawn graphH

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  • $\begingroup$ Select all elements of your graphics with mouse, then right-click on it and choose "Group". Select the graphics again with left-click and choose from menu "File"->"Save Selection As..." . This worked for me. But I recommend that you create your graphics programmatically instead. $\endgroup$
    – Pinti
    Apr 14, 2017 at 11:54
  • $\begingroup$ Can you give me an example how to create a graph programmatically? $\endgroup$
    – bios
    Apr 14, 2017 at 11:58
  • $\begingroup$ This draws 5 random ellipses and exports the graphics. r := RandomReal[]; ellipse := Circle[{r, r}, {r, r}]; gr = Graphics[Table[{RandomColor[], ellipse}, {5}]]; Export[FileNameJoin[{NotebookDirectory[], "elipses.png"}], gr]; gr $\endgroup$
    – Pinti
    Apr 14, 2017 at 12:09
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    $\begingroup$ @Pinti There are many things which are easier to draw with the drawing tool rather than using code, I assume OP's scenario is one of those scenarios. $\endgroup$
    – C. E.
    Apr 14, 2017 at 12:48
  • $\begingroup$ @Pinti I do not want 5 random elipses. I belive this code does not work for me. What I mean that is not what I want $\endgroup$
    – bios
    Apr 14, 2017 at 15:09

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You have to right click on the bracket to the right of the figure and then choose "Save Selection As".

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Alternatively you can copy the figure with ctrl+c on Windows or cmd+c on MacOS, or with the copy button in the "Edit" menu, and then paste it (with ctrl+v, cmd+v or via the edit menu) into a code cell where you can export it with the Export function.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your suggestion. In order to save the graph, you have to draw the graph in the area that is generated by code like {Graphics[{}, ImageSize -> 800]} $\endgroup$
    – bios
    Apr 14, 2017 at 15:20
  • $\begingroup$ @bios Yes, I assumed that is what you had done. I included it in my screenshot for clarity. $\endgroup$
    – C. E.
    Apr 14, 2017 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your kind answer! $\endgroup$
    – bios
    Apr 14, 2017 at 15:33

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