[Chimera-users] changing the content and colour of labels

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Oct 5 09:10:23 PDT 2010

Hi Sumitro,
1. yes, you can change the color of the labels only, using either the "Actions... Color" menu or the color command.

If menu, in version 1.5 (daily build), choose "Actions... Color... all options" and in that dialog set "coloring applies to" to "residue labels" and then do the coloring. In earlier versions, choose "Actions... Color... residue labels" and then use that menu again to do the coloring.  Either version, you should probably change back from "residue labels" to "all of the above" again after coloring the labels to avoid later confusion. 

If command, you would just put a modifier right after the color name.  Modifiers include ",l" (letter ell) for labels, ",lr" for residue labels, etc. as documented here:
Example: color hot pink,lr :52
to color residue label only of residue 52 hot pink.  No space after the comma.

2. yes, use menu item "Actions... Label... Residue... custom"  to set custom residue label contents. Documented here:

Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Oct 5, 2010, at 3:14 AM, Sumitro Harjanto wrote:

> Hi Elaine,
> Thanks for your prompt reply on the previous issue. I have managed to get the colours on the residues.
> Now I have another problem pertaining to the label.
> 1.       Is there a way to change the colour of the label such that it is different from that of the residue..?
> 2.       How can I change the information on the label such that only the residue’s position is shown (omitting the residue’s name/type)? 
> Thanks.
> Cheers,
> Sumitro

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