[Chimera-users] Questions on moving lables automatically

夏前程 xiaqiancheng at nibs.ac.cn
Tue Oct 12 18:38:09 PDT 2021

It really helps. Many thanks for your reply!

With Regards,

Qiancheng Xia

> -----原始邮件-----发件人:"Elaine Meng" <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>发送时间:2021-10-13 00:17:16 (星期三)收件人:"夏前程" <xiaqiancheng at nibs.ac.cn>抄送:chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu主题:Re: [Chimera-users] Questions on moving lables automatically
> Dear Qiancheng Xia,
> The "label" command has an "offset" option that you can try using with zeroes or negative x,y,z values to make the labels closer to the atom centers.
> <https://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/label.html>
> Example: 
> labelopt info idatmType
> label offset 0,0,0
> Still it may not look as nice as you would like.  For labels that look nice in images and are positioned exactly how you want them we generally recommend "2D Labels" ... but I understand it can be tedious and error-prone to type in something like charge values for each label.
> <https://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/2dlabels/2dlabels.html>
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> -----
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
> UCSF Chimera(X) team
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> > On Oct 12, 2021, at 12:18 AM, 夏前程 via Chimera-users <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > I've noticed that Chimera can help us to label a lot of things, including atomic partial charge, on chemical systems like a compound.
> > Those atomic labels were set just a distance from atoms' positions. However, I want to set these labels exactly on those atoms.
> > 
> > I've known that such operations can be realized through moving them with mouse manually and one by one. Thus, I'm wondering if there is an alternative approach in Chimera that can allow me to set those labels directly on their corresponding atoms automatically. I think this function should exist here. But I've searched for hours and find almost nothing related.
> > With Regards,
> > Qiancheng Xia

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