Obtaining publication-ready pictures
Ctrl+B adds or removes bonds in molecule between two selected atoms.
To alter the type of a bond (e.g. to make the bond dotted), double
left-click on it.
The picture of the molecule is saved to a file or copied into the
clipboard in better quality than rendered on the main window; pressing
Ctrl+Q shows the picture to be saved.
The molecule's image can be decorated with static objects, such as
labels and lines. To add such object to the picture, click on a button on
the "Auxiliary designations" toolbar (enabled via the button
at the bottom of the main window), and then pass the mouse cursor on
the image with left mouse button pressed. Property labels can also be added
by selecting 2, 3 or 4 atoms and pressing the "Show" button at the
bottom of the main window: corresponding structural parameter (interatomic
distance, angle or dihedral angle) will be rendered on the image. If one
saves the picture of current molecule as a metafile (“Edit/Copy page/Copy
lines and labels separately”), all static objects will remain accessible
for editing using other software (for example, in a Word document).
The position of labels and lines, the width and height of labels,
length and orientation of lines, position and length of arcs can be changed
by dragging them using the mouse. Double-click on a label allows the text to
be changed, and right-click on a label or a line allows its properties to be
changed (e.g. font for label, pen style for line). The "View/Structural
parameters/Style" menu item allows one to change the style of all
objects representing structural parameters, in particular number of digits
after decimal point.
To render all distances, angles inc current molecule, choose
“View/Structural parameters/Show all bond…”. If some atoms in molecule
are selected, this menu item shows only the parameters belonging to the
selected group of atoms.