Drawing Styles

Drawing parameters can be collectively set by applying a style.

MarvinSketch provides a built-in default style (ChemAxon style), which includes a small set of journal styles based on drawing parameters of some well-known scientific publications.

Additionally, MarvinSketch stores newly created user-defined journal styles.

Drawing Styles in MarvinSketch

The following pre-defined styles are available in MarvinSketch:

  • ACS

  • Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

  • Angewandte Chemie International Edition

  • Elsevier

  • European Journal of Organic Chemistry

  • Helvetica Chimica Acta

  • Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Small

  • Synlett

  • Synthesis

  • Tetrahedron

Loading a Style

  1. Open the Document Style Settings dialog by selecting File > Document Style > Settings.

  2. Choose from the available styles by using the Journal style preset drop-down list.

  3. Click OK. The chosen style is applied to the whole document.

Restoring Default Settings

  1. Open the Document Style Settings dialog by selecting File > Document Style > Settings.

  2. Click the Restore to defaults button.

  3. Click OK.

Applying Drawing Parameters

  1. Open the Document Style Settings dialog by selecting File > Document Style > Settings.

  2. Set parameters in the Font Settings and the Size Settings pane.

  3. Click OK. The chosen parameters will be applied for the whole document.

Creating/Saving a New Style

  1. Open the Document Style Settings dialog by selecting File > Document Style > Settings.

  2. Select Custom in the Journal style preset drop-down list.

  3. Set the drawing properties.

  4. Click Set style name.

  5. Type a name for the new style in the Save Style dialogue.

  6. Click OK.

Existing styles cannot be overwritten in the Save Style dialogue.

Saved files are stored under the chemaxon/journal_styles/ directory of your home directory.

A style file can be added to the chemaxon/marvin/journal_styles directory under the Marvin installation directory. This new style file has to be listed in chemaxon/marvin/styles/styleFileList.properties.

The new style files are copied to the chemaxon/journal_styles/ library in your home directory and appear in the drop-down list of the Journal style pane.