Save Graphs and Drawings on the TI-83 Plus - dummies

Save Graphs and Drawings on the TI-83 Plus

By C. C. Edwards

A graph that contains drawings can be saved only as a Picture on the TI-83 Plus graphing calculator. When you recall that Picture from memory, all you can do is look at it. You cannot, for example, change the viewing window or trace the graph.

To Save a graphs and drawings as a Picture, follow these steps:

  1. Press


    to access the Draw Store menu.

  2. Press [1] to store your graph as a Picture.

  3. Enter an integer from 0 through 9.

    The calculator can store up to 10 Pictures. If, for example, you enter the number 5, your Picture is stored in the calculator as Pic5.

    If you save your Picture as Pic5 without realizing that you had previously stored another Picture in Pic5, the calculator will, without warning or asking your permission, erase the old Pic5 and replace it with the new Pic5. To see a list of the Pictures already stored in your calculator, press [2nd][+][2][8].

    If you already have ten Pictures stored in your calculator and don’t want to sacrifice any of them, consider saving some of them on your PC.

  4. Press [ENTER].

If you want to delete a Picture from the calculator, just perform the following steps:

  1. Press [2nd][+] to access the Memory menu.

  2. Press [2] to access the Mem Mgt/Del menu.

  3. Press [8] to access the Pic files stored in the calculator.

  4. If necessary, repeatedly press


    to move the indicator to the Pic you want to delete.

  5. Press [DEL].

  6. Press [2nd][HOME] to exit this menu and return to the home screen.

And to recall a Picture, all you have to do is

  1. Press


    to access the Draw Store menu.

  2. Press [2] to recall your Picture.

  3. Enter the number of your stored Picture.

  4. Press [ENTER].