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Unformatted text preview: h now includes a tool for converting ACD/ChemSketch files (.SK2) to the Adobe PDF format. As soon as you have drawn some graphical objects as described in the previous chapters, you can try to convert your document to the Adobe PDF format. Note that this feature is only available in the commercial version of ACD/ChemSketch. Note To be able to export to PDF from ACD/ChemSketch, you do not have to install Adobe on your computer, but to view PDF files you should have any of them. You can find the free version of the Adobe Reader in the ACD/Labs installation folder. 1. Make sure that the objects and structures are arranged on the screen in the way you want to see them in the PDF file. Tip Click Full Page to view the whole page. . The program will prompt you for the location and name of your 2. Click Export to PDF .PDF file. 3. Type the name, e.g. Chapter10.pdf, and click OK. 4. As soon as the conversion is finished, find the newly created file and open it with Adobe Reader to view the results. Note Some objects inserted via the OLE server (from the Edit menu, choose Insert Object) may not be converted into PDF. In this case, a message box appears informing you of this. 10.3 Creating a Poster Using ACD/ChemSketch you can quickly draw a poster and print it on paper of any format. ACD/ChemSketch will automatically separate the poster into pages; the only thing you have to do (besides design) is to attach them. This section is based on the movie poster.exe which can be downloaded from our Web site or found in the \\MOVIES folder. 1. From the File menu, choose Page Setup. 2. On the Size & Orient. tab, set the paper format and choose the Landscape option. ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 101 Managing Documents 3. Select the Poster tab. Set the number of standard pages you want your poster to consist of. Note that you can see the automatically calculated size of the poster in the Virtual Page Size area: 4. On the Margins tab, set the page margins and click OK. 5. Draw your poster using the tools in the Structure and Draw modes. Click Full Page see the general layout as you prepare it. Note to You can use Paste and Paste Special from the Edit menu to insert objects (text, pictures, etc.) created in other Windows applications. You can also edit these objects using OLE. 6. If you want to see how your poster will be divided into individual pages while being printed, from the Options menu, choose Preferences and in the Preferences dialog box, General tab, Borders area, select the Printable Area check box. 7. From the File menu, choose Print or click Print poster and attach the pages. on the General toolbar to print your ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 102 11. Working with Styles in Structure Mode 11.1 Objectives If you often display your structure with a particular set of attributes, such as size of font, style of font, thickness of bond line, etc. You can make ACD/ChemSketch remember these settings by saving them altogether as a Style. This is especially helpful if you want to display structures one way when working with them, but make them conform to a particular journal style when submitting a paper for publication. In this chapter, you will learn how to: • Change the style of structures • Save your style • Apply an existing style • Set a default style 11.2 Changing Style of Structures A style is a collection of attributes for display (atom and bond for structures; pen, arrow, fill, font, paragraph for objects and text) to which you can assign a name and save. O OH HO P O O O N O NH O O HO P O O O N N NH2 N NH OH Tip This structure can be drawn with the help of the Template window (DNA/RNA Kit tab). Use the 2-deoxyriboso-5-phosphate, uracil, and guanine components. When attaching a template, hold down SHIFT when clicking to attach it without creating an additional bond. For more details on how to use the Template window, refer to Section 5.5 ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 103 Working with Styles in Structure Mode 11.2.1 Applying a Journal Style Let’s say that you have written a scientific article and, to accompany it, you want to submit this drawing of the structure to the Journal of Organic Chemistry. 1. Select the structure using the Select/Move tool. 2. Point to one of the selection markers so that they turn from small outlined squares to solid black squares. Double-click and the Properties dialog box appears. 3. In the Style box, select J. Org Chem (2002): 4. Click Apply and you will see the display of the structure changes to reflect that journal’s style. Click beside the structure to unselect it, so you can see it more clearly: O OH HO P O O N O O O HO P O O N O N NH2 N NH O NH OH 5. From the File menu, choose Save As and write your structure to a file as DNAFRAG2.SK2. 6. Select the whole structure again, and in the Properties dialog box, from the Style list, select Normal. 7. Click Apply and the structure should appear as before. 11.2.2 Preparing for Publication In addition to making your structural drawing conform to the guidelines of a pa...
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