Creation and application of design schemes
Klaus Brandenburg -- 4 December 2012, 10:30 GMT
Make your structure picture settings (a rendered colorful screen plot or an ORTEP-like ellipsoid sketch on white paper) along with the designs of atom (groups, sites), bonds, polyhedra, etc. -- and simply call "Create Design Scheme" to create a design scheme from these current picture settings and save it under a title, so you can access this scheme whenever you later want to quickly re-design a picture from another structure.
Application of a design scheme
Application of a design scheme that has been created previously titled "Ellipsoid plot, colored" will now be applied to the structure picture of COD:1004001...
...leading to the following page layout with white background and rather flat ellipsoid line sketches:
When using the "Auto Picture Creator", the simplest way is to choose the design scheme from the "Scheme" combobox in the "Picture design" section of the Auto Picture Creator. Other ways -- if you prefer manual changes at your structure picture -- is to choose the appropriate design scheme from the "Design Schemes" sub-menu in the "Picture" menu. When running "Apply Design Scheme" from a "Design Scheme" dialog, you have additional choices which fields of the scheme to apply, e.g. just the atom and bond desings but leaving rendering options and background color settings unchanged.
Two ways of creating a design scheme
(2) Use the "Auto Picture Creator" to approach your preferred design by changing settings for "Layout", "Model etc.", and "Format" in the "Picture design" category, and then run "Create Design Scheme" dialog like described under (1).
The Design Scheme Manage allows you to maintain, add, edit or delete design schemes whereever later.
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