[Chimera-users] Convenient way to move 2D labels around
meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jan 7 08:34:45 PST 2022
You can label anything you want with 2D labels, i.e. you can put any text/symbols in any part of the window. The tool also has a section for adding 2D arrows. The example image in the help page shows labeling an alpha-helix and beta-strand using text and arrows;
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco
> On Jan 6, 2022, at 11:02 PM, Prathvi Singh via Chimera-users <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Thanks once again Elaine!
> Can we label secondary structures as well?
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 10:30 PM Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Prathvi,
> Depends what you mean by "convenient," but your two choices are:
> (1) open the 2D Labels dialog again
> - OR -
> (2) open Preferences (from Favorites menu), and in that dialog go to Category: Mouse, then assign some button to the move-2D-labels function. The icon looks like a vertical "ABC". There are also icons for the mouse modes that move the regular "3D" labels, or 2D arrows, or color key. However, if you want to use that mouse button for its normal function again, you have to change it back manually in this Mouse preferences dialog. (So it might still be easier just to reopen the 2D Labels tool instead.)
> In ChimeraX it is different and maybe more convenient: the mousemode icons are on a toolbar across the top for easy switching.
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
> UCSF Chimera(X) team
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> > On Jan 4, 2022, at 6:00 AM, Prathvi Singh via Chimera-users <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> > Hi Elaine,
> > Is there a convenient way (a keyboard or mouse shortcut) to move 2D labels around once the 2D labels window has been closed?
> > Thanks
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