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Re: [Bkchem-user] Hydrogen labels and \n for new lines

From: Beda Kosata
Subject: Re: [Bkchem-user] Hydrogen labels and \n for new lines
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 06:41:09 +0200
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Robert Funnell wrote:
> Beda -
> On Mon, 18 May 2009, Beda Kosata wrote:
>> Robert Funnell wrote:
> I must confess that it was only after figuring things out and writing 
> my Web page that I discovered that a user's manual is included in the 
> distribution. Unless I missed something, perhaps a line (e.g., 'A 
> user's manual included in the doc/ directory of the installed files') 
> could be added to the Web site (e.g., on the Install page)?

Good point, I put it there.

>> Any new piece of information available to the users is welcome.
> I've taken the liberty of adding a link to the wiki howtos page, as 
> well as a mention of the user's manual.


>>> As noted on that page, I ran across a couple of problems.
>>> One is that I couldn't get BKchem to not display the labels of
>>> hydrogen atoms once I'd specified them as hydrogen. Is that what the
>>> Options > Standard > Atom setting is supposed to do?
>> This dialog is for global settings - it influences only new drawings
>> (unless you select to apply it to existing items in the lower part of
>> the dialog).
>> To make changes in existing items, you can either use the context menu
>> (right-click) and select "Hydrogens->Off" or "Properties->Hydrogens->Off".
> I did select to apply it to the whole drawing and to existing values, 
> and I've also right-clicked and selected Hydrogens->Off, but nothing 
> seems to change. The H's are still displayed. Perhaps I'm missing the 
> point. What I expected was that I could explicitly label atoms as H,
> and then have those H's be either visible or not visible. Is that the 
> way it's supposed to work?

To make sure we understand each other, I am attaching a picture which
displays what is and what is not possible in BKChem.
However the second option could be interesting to have one day.

        Best regards


> - Robert
> .

Bedrich Kosata
Laboratory of Informatics and Chemistry
ICT Prague
Czech Republic

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