[Chimera-users] Question about attribute assignment file

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jun 24 12:13:42 PDT 2010

On Jun 24, 2010, at 8:32 AM, Peng Ni wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to use the define attribute function. However, the  
> attribute assignment sheet I generated cannot be read. It reports:  
> "Line 1 of file is either not 'name: value' or is missing initial  
> tab". I cannot spot anything wrong in my txt file, which is also  
> attached in the e-mail. I'd greatly appreciate it if you could help  
> me fix this problem.

Hi Peng,
	I don't know how you are creating this file, but if you are using an  
editor you need to make sure that you save the file in plain text  
format.  The file you sent has two non-ASCII characters right at the  
beginning, which a lot of editors will hide from you and which screws  
up Chimera's attempt to read the file.  I have attached a version of  
your file which is identical to the original except with the two non- 
ASCII characters removed.  Chimera reads the attached file fine.


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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