Sassafras4u: Science Article SpreadSheets And Fast Reference Archive System

Where are the Graphics?

Saving and Naming

I do not provide the graphics associated with the articles because I presume you are already viewing the original article by clicking on the spreadsheet link—the easiest and most obvious thing to first do. You can thus easily save them for your own personal archive if you wish.

I have found it convenient to name the saved graphics associated with article 208, for example, as 208i1, 208i2, etc.

If there are a large number of graphics associated with an article, I create a new folder (named 213i, in the example below) and place the graphics there, naming them 1, 2, 3, etc.

This is how the folders of articles appear on my desktop in icon view.

Folder view

In cases, such as illustrated on left, where there is a folder (213i) containing a large number of images, I may create a separate text file for the captions and name it “213i cp.txt.” The large number of captions would otherwise break the flow of the article if included with the main text.



Double-clicking on a picture icon opens it in “Preview.”

On a Mac, highlighting the icon and pressing the Spacebar also gives an instant preview.

I can also select a group of graphics and choose Open (Command-O) to open them all simultaneously in Preview.



Option-Clicking on a picture file opens it in MacGizmo.

Hubble Finds Ring Of Dark Matter

[This Hubble Space Telescope composite image shows a ghostly "ring" of dark matter in the galaxy cluster ZwCl0024+1652. The ring-like structure is evident in the blue map of the cluster's dark matter distribution. The map is superimposed on a Hubble image of the cluster. The ring is one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date for the existence of dark matter, an unknown substance that pervades the universe. (Credit: NASA, ESA, M.J. Jee and H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University)]