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

Eiros Zamora, Juan j.eiros-zamora14 at imperial.ac.uk
Thu Mar 22 09:23:59 PDT 2018

I see! It works now, thanks for helping out.


> On 21 Mar 2018, at 16:58, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> 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
> -----
> 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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