[Chimera-users] How to change font of labels

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Fri May 18 10:22:13 PDT 2012

Hi Barry,

   To change the label color use menu

     Actions / Color / All Options...

and choose the Color Applies To "atom labels" option to color just the 
labels of the selected atoms.  Then click on the color you want.  To 
adjust the font size use menu entry

     Favorites / Preferences

choose Category "Background", and you can adjust the Label font size 
there.  All atom labels have to have the same size.

   There are also "2d" labels that aren't attached to the atoms under

     Tools / Utilities / 2D Labels

and those can be independently sized and colored.  But they don't move 
when you rotate your molecule.  Can be useful for making presentation 
images though.


> Forgive me for asking an obvious (to you) question,,, when I 
> label/other to place, for example, spin quantities on each atom- where 
> can I change the font and color  of these labels so  that they are 
> more easily read ??
> Thanks
> Barry

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