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Importing & Exporting in Notebooks

The symbolic architecture of Mathematica notebooks allows immediate interoperability with a wide range of document, web, graphics, and other formats. Mathematica automatically performs Copy/Paste and Open/Save conversions, as well as providing full programmatic access to hundreds of import/export formats.


Copy As copy from a notebook in formatted form, plain text form (Shift+Ctrl+C), etc.

Paste automatically paste from many external formats, offering automatic conversions

Print print to a printer or a PDF file

Print Selection (Ctrl+Shift+P) — print a selection from within a notebook

Send To send a notebook as email

Open open a wide range of file types as notebooks

Save As (Ctrl+Shift+S) — save a whole notebook in HTML, PDF, or many other formats

SaveSelectionAs save an individual graphic or other selection in any standard format

Import, Export programmatically import, export individual expressions

"PDF" ▪ "HTML" ▪ "XHTMLMathML" ▪ "XML" ▪ "RTF" ▪ "TeX"