Is there any way to print out to pdf file, in sequence, all cells independently? I have literally hundreds of cells that need to be printed in that way. Selecting each cell and "Print Selections" takes me ages before I finish.


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A simple suggestion, assuming you want each cell in a separate file:

cellCounter = 1;
   StringJoin["cell-", ToString[cellCounter++], ".pdf"],
   NotebookRead[#]] &, 

and the resulting file corresponding to this cell:

cell export

  • $\begingroup$ Awesome, thank you very much. It's possible to print out cells "In" and "Out" together (including labels). Now, each of them is printed to separated file. $\endgroup$
    – Thomas
    Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 12:56
  • $\begingroup$ @thomas perhaps add these requirements to your question? I'm not much of a notebook programmer... $\endgroup$
    – cormullion
    Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ @thomas Consider Split[Cells[], MemberQ[Cells[CellStyle -> {"Input"}], #1] && MemberQ[Cells[CellStyle -> {"Output"}], #2] &] and "CellLabelsToTags" $\endgroup$
    – Michael E2
    Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 19:46
  • $\begingroup$ @cormullion: Ised the above code and get the pdf files but I cannot find the PDFs to print. Where are they stored? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 8, 2020 at 0:48

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