[Chimera-users] pdb coordinates and their fonts in article

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 10 16:22:08 PDT 2016


Dear Vince,
For Chimera (or any other molecular modeling program) to open a PDB file, it should be kept as a PDB file, which is plain text.
<http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/tutorials/framepdbintro.html>

The font used to display the text is a completely separate issue.  It is not a Chimera question.  To display any text with constant spacing, you just have to use a fixed-width font such as Courier. 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monospaced_font>

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

On Jun 10, 2016, at 1:36 PM, Vasantha Kumar <vin.vasanth at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Chimera users
> 
> I have a trivial question related to pdb coordinates in text format.
> 
> For a small molecule I would like to report pdb coordinates (12 column) in an article. Regular .text (to pdf and illustrator ) file fonts are horrible, Is there is way to keep same space between columns and change the fonts size and style that respects pdb format. Therefore I want know is there any additional option in chimera to export coordinates? in a nice way so that if someone copy these coordinates from the article they should be open in chimera with out further editing.
> 
> Have a good weekend!!
> 
> thanks in advance..
> Vince




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