[Chimera-users] How to change font size for scale bar

Engelhardt, Peter peter.engelhardt at helsinki.fi
Thu Feb 27 09:44:09 PST 2020

Dear Elaine Meng,

No problem anymore

Many thanks



Peter Engelhardt, Dr.Sc., Docent
Adjunct Professor in Molecular Genetics
Unit of Molecular Electron Tomography

Nanomicroscopy Center (NMC),
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Aalto University, School of Science and Technology,
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From: Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:11 PM
To: Engelhardt, Peter <peter.engelhardt at helsinki.fi>
Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] How to change font size for scale bar

Hi Peter,
The scale bar is implemented as atoms/bonds and the text is essentially an atom label.  Atom label size (all labels at once) can be set in the Preferences (open from Favorites menu), category: Labels.

This is mentioned in the Scale Bar “limitations” section at the bottom of the page but is easy to miss…

For more control over label size independent of any atom labels, you could make the label blank in in the Scale Bar tool and instead add it as a 2D Label (menu: Tools… Utilities… 2D Label). 2D labels may also include symbols such as the Angstrom symbol.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Feb 20, 2020, at 4:47 AM, Engelhardt, Peter <peter.engelhardt at helsinki.fi> wrote:
> Hi
> We can’t find any options for font size in scale bar wondering if possible.
> Any suggestions
> Cheers
> Peter

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