Volume 1 Chapter 4 Starting QUEST under UNIX

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4.3 Starting the Graphical Interface Software

If you see the words Basic Version after starting QUEST, you will have to compose your questions by typing valid QUEST instructions. You should skip to section 4.4 ("Automating the QUEST Start-up").

If, however, you see Graphics Version after starting QUEST, you may either type your instructions or use QUEST's MENU facilities to specify your search more easily.

This section describes how to instruct QUEST to operate on your graphics terminal and applies to all QUEST3D implementations.

In order to use the QUEST graphics, you must be using one of the following types of terminal:

To initialise the graphical interface you will then need to issue two or more of the following types of QUEST Graphics instructions: In sections 4.3.1-4.3.4 commands in parentheses indicate the minimum number of characters you can type to unambiguously identify the command.

4.3.1 Specification of the Terminal Type

You must specify one of the following commands to tell QUEST what kind of graphics terminal you are using:

4.3.2 Specification of the Graphics Input Device

If you are using a Tektronix 4200 Series or Tektronix 4211 terminal you should use one of the following commands to tell QUEST which GIN (Graphical Input) device you are using:

Note that DEVICE JOYDISK is the default so that, in fact, you never need to issue this instruction.

4.3.3 Specification of the Menu Mode

The MENU command allows you to specify how you will compose your query. It has three possible forms:

MENU FULL

This is the default menu command.

In this mode, you can use the input menus to generate all QUEST instructions.

MENU FULL automatically switches on DIAGRAM CRYSCHEM (see 4.3.4).

MENU CONNONLY

This setting was formerly known as "restricted menus" mode.

In this mode the menus are used only for building *CONNSER (fragment) tests and SIMILARITY searches.

If you specify MENU CONNONLY then QUEST enters menu mode each time you type, for example,

T1 *CONNSER or SIMILAR.

As soon as you select DEFINE-STRUCTURE you are returned to alphanumeric mode to continue typing your instructions. Certain menu commands will be greyed out or invisible in this mode.

It is anticipated that this mode will be of use to experienced QUEST users who know the program well enough to type commands but prefer not to have to type *CONNSER instruction packets.

MENU CONNONLY automatically switches on DIAGRAM CRYSCHEM (see 4.3.4).

MENU NONE

This turns off both MENU FULL and MENU CONNONLY.

If you are in the MENU FULL mode and you wish to switch off the menus you select the COMMAND option in either the BUILD or SEARCH menus and type MENU NONE.

If you are in the MENU CONNONLY mode and you wish to switch off the menus you just type the command MENU NONE.

4.3.4 Specification of the Diagram Display Mode

The DIAGRAM command allows you to specify which diagrams will be displayed for a hit.

It has three possible forms:

DIAGRAM CRYSCHEM

This is the default diagram display command.

In this mode, both 3D and 2D representations of hit entries may be displayed, together with menus showing the available options.

As noted in 4.3.3, MENU FULL and MENU CONNONLY automatically switch on DIAG CRYSCHEM.

This mode of display was first introduced in January 1992 but has been made the default only in October 1992.

DIAGRAM CHEMONLY

This command switches on the old style of chemical diagram display, where only the 2D chemical diagram is displayed and the user types options to proceed with the search.

This mode of display has been retained and may be of use ,for example, on terminals with slow connections to the host computer.

DIAGRAM NONE

This command turns off both DIAGRAM CRYSCHEM and DIAGRAM CHEMONLY.

If you are in the MENU FULL mode and you wish to switch off the diagram display you select the COMMAND option in either the BUILD or SEARCH menus and type DIAGRAM NONE.

If you are in the MENU CONNONLY mode and you wish to switch off the diagram display you just type the command DIAGRAM NONE.

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