Volume 1 Chapter 3 Summary of the Search Process and its Menus
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- To assist the reader of the documentation interactive dialogues
are indicated thus:
- Actions by the user are typed like this
Prompts and other information from the program are typed like this
Other descriptive text is typed like this
- We use the word "select" to mean the following:
Place the cursor over the desired position and click a mouse button or, with
a joydisk, press either the spacebar or the RETURN key.
The desired position can be:
- a menu option
- an atom
- a bond
- a blank space on the menu.
- When the program asks you to type some information then you must
terminate the typing by pressing the RETURN key. This is denoted by
<RETURN> or simply <R>.
- If you make certain errors or if you must take special
action to continue your work the terminal will emit a warning sound
- We use the word "toggle" to denote the switching between
two or more states.
For example, if, in the 2D-CONSTRAIN sub-menu, you select the option
ALLBOND then a C will be displayed to indicate cyclic.
If you select ALLBOND again C is replaced by A denoting acyclic
If you select ALLBOND again A is replaced by Unspec. denoting unspecified
If you select ALLBOND again Unspec. is replaced by C denoting cyclic
- An atom is "active" if it is the atom involved in the current
A red + appears beside the atom to indicate that it is active.
- When you select a menu option that option becomes the current
This is denoted by a red box around the menu option.
- When you enter the BUILD menu three options are automatically