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Topic Title: bond orientation hotkey
Topic Summary: hotkey to orient bonds?
Created On: 3/9/2010 9:27 AM
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 3/9/2010 9:27 AM
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Is there a hotkey that can be used to orient a bond exactly vertical or horizontal?

I recall that early versions of ChemDraw allowed one to hover over a bond and type 'v' or 'h' to orient the structure so that bond would be vertical or horizontal, but that feature appears to no longer work. I can find nothing in the documentation of ChemDraw that addresses this.

 3/18/2010 11:24 AM
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If you are familiar with XML, you can customize/modify modify the existing Hotkeys and even create your own. To customize Hotkeys, you must open the Chem & Bio Draw Hotkeys text file “hotkeys.xml” in a text editor. By default, this file is in the folder:

For Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\ All Users\Application Data\ CambridgeSoft\ChemOffice2010\ ChemDraw\ChemDraw Items

For Windows Vista

C:\Program Data\ CambridgeSoft\ChemOffice2010\ ChemDraw\ChemDraw Items

You will get more information about hotkeys from ChemDraw Help as well as from the ChemDraw manual. You can obtain the ChemDraw manual from the following link by selecting the product "ChemDraw".


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