[Chimera-users] Custom Preset Folder not detecting any scripts

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Mar 21 09:58:52 PDT 2018

Hi Juan,
I see that the documentation isn’t quite clear that you have name the file “something.preset.com" (not just “something.com").  Sorry about that; I will try to improve the description.  In other words,  If I put a file named juan.com in my preset directory it does not show up in the Presets menu, but if I name it juan.preset.com, it does show up.

Otherwise, it sounds like you are doing everything right.
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Mar 21, 2018, at 9:19 AM, Eiros Zamora, Juan <j.eiros-zamora14 at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hello everyone, 
> From what I’ve gathered, I can save custom presets in a text file with Chimera commands, directly as I would type them in the Command console. So for example my custom preset file is simple, for testing purposes:
> ribbon protein
> color white protein
> repr sphere :CAL
> disp :CAL
> I’ve saved the file with a .com extension (as specified here http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/preferences.html#Presets), and then indicated the directory it’s in by Clicking on Presets > Add Custom Presets … (after selecting it, I press the Save button).
> From here, I’m a bit lost. I think the file is not detected as I get no new options under the Presets tab, nor does the command `preset list c` give any output in the Reply log. Also closing and opening Chimera again does not help (although the custom preset folder is remembered if I try the previous steps).
> What am I doing wrong?
> Best regards,
> Juan

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