[Chimera-users] Commands for label formatting (font size etc)

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Nov 18 13:58:58 PST 2013

I should have mentioned that  2D Labels allows creating labels of different sizes and colors anywhere in the X,Y plane of the window and is scriptable, i.e. implemented as the command "2dlabels":


For links to a few example Chimera command files with 2dlabels, see:


On Nov 18, 2013, at 1:47 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> Hi Andreas,
> Sorry, there is no Chimera command to set label/rlabel size.  You can set it in Preferences (menu: Favorites… Preferences, see category: Background in 1.8 and older, category: Labels in recent 1.9 daily build).  If you click Save on the Preferences dialog, the setting will be written to your preferences file and will apply to later uses of Chimera. 
> If you are labeling a figure, however, you might want to use 2D Labels instead  (menu: Tools.. Utilities... 2D Labels).
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/2dlabels/2dlabels.html>
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> ----------
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> On Nov 18, 2013, at 11:50 AM, Andreas Göransson <andgoransson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> How do I set font size for label / rlabel command in a command file?
>> Can't find info in the documentation or in the mail list archive.
>> Thanks,
>> Andreas

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