[Chimera-users] Chimera question with Mac

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Nov 30 14:07:08 PST 2009

Hi Durga,

   Your Chimera command script text file should be in plain text format. 
  This is a minor pain in Mac TextEdit.  You have to use TextEdit 
Preferences and under the New Document tab click "plain text".  Then 
make a new document with File / New since the change to plain text 
format does not effect already open TextEdit windows.  When you save the 
text file it will ask if you want the file to have suffix ".txt" instead 
of the ".cmd" that Chimera wants.  Tell it to use ".cmd" since that way 
Chimera will automatically recognize it as a command script.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Chimera-users] Chimera question with Mac
From: Durga Velukumar
To: chimera-users
Date: 11/26/09 7:25 PM

> Hello,
> I'm an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia and I'm using 
> your system, UCSF Chimera, for my powerpoint presentation. I'm having 
> some problems with trying to create a movie. I have a MacBook Pro, which 
> I just got this recent August, and downloaded the latest Chimera version 
> for the Mac. I'm trying to save the commands in a separate file, like 
> TextEdit, but I don't know what type of file to save it as. I'm hoping 
> to be able to open the file through Chimera to play the movie. I tried 
> saving the commands as "movie.cmd" but TextEdit is not allowing me to 
> save that type of file. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Durga 

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