Edit Menu in MarvinSketch

This menu contains general clipboard operations like Copy and Paste, structure selecting and deleting commands, as well as Marvin-specific editing options.

Menu item

Icon

Description

Undo

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Reverses the last command or the last entry you typed.

Redo

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Reverses the action of the last undo command.

Cut

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Removes the selection from the canvas and copies it to the clipboard.

Copy

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Copies the selection to the clipboard.

Copy As

N/A

Copies the selection to the clipboard in the specified format.

Copy As MRV

N/A

Copies the selection to the clipboard in MRV format.

Copy As OLE

N/A

Copies the selection to the clipboard in OLE format.

Copy As Smiles

N/A

Copies the selection to the clipboard in SMILES format.

Paste

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Inserts the contents of the clipboard at the location of the cursor, without replacing selection.

Select All

N/A

Selects the structure being on the canvas including all fragments and graphical objects.

Invert Selection

N/A

Changes the current selection, that is, everything previously unselected becomes selected and vice versa.

Delete

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Removes the selection from the canvas.

Align > Left

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Aligns the structures, graphical objects, and textboxes along with their centers or edges.

Align > Centers Vertically

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Aligns the structures, graphical objects, and textboxes along with their centers or edges.

Align > Right

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Aligns the structures, graphical objects, and textboxes along with their centers or edges.

Align > Top

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Aligns the structures, graphical objects, and textboxes along with their centers or edges.

Align > Centers Horizontally

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Aligns the structures, graphical objects, and textboxes along with their centers or edges.

Align > Bottom

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Aligns the structures, graphical objects, and textboxes along with their centers or edges.

Distribute > Horizontally

N/A

Distributes objects horizontally at an equal distance apart.

Distribute > Vertically

N/A

Distributes objects vertically at an equal distance apart.

Align and Distribute > Horizontally

N/A

Performs alignment and distribution horizontally.

Align and Distribute > Vertically

N/A

Performs alignment and distribution vertically.

Transform

N/A

These transformations affect molecular coordinates. Structures are saved with the altered coordinates.

Transform > Drag Selection

N/A

Moves selection on the canvas with changing coordinates.

Transform > Rotate in 2D

N/A

Rotates selection in the plane of the canvas with changing coordinates.

Transform > Rotate in 3D > Around Arbitrary Axis

N/A

Rotates selection in 3D around an axis defined by two atoms which are selected by the user.

Transform > Rotate in 3D > Around X Axis

N/A

Rotates selection in 3D around a horizontal axis placed in the canvas.

Transform > Rotate in 3D > Around Y Axis

N/A

Rotates selection in 3D around a vertical axis placed in the canvas.

Transform > Rotate in 3D > Around Z Axis

N/A

Rotates the selection in 3D around an axis perpendicular to the canvas.

Transform > Rotate in 3D > Free 3D Rotation

N/A

Rotates selection in 3D with changing coordinates. Compare it to the Rotate in 3D transformation of the View Menu, which only affects the position of observation.

Transform > Rotate in 3D > Group Rotation

N/A

The selected group rotates around the bond that connects it to the molecule.

Transform > Flip > Flip Horizontally

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Flips the selected objects horizontally while preserves the configuration of all enantiomers.

Transform > Flip > Flip Vertically

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Flips the selected objects while preserves the configuration of all enantiomers.

Transform > Flip > Rotate 180° in Canvas

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Rotates the selected objects on the canvas plane while preserves the configuration of all enantiomers.

Transform > Flip > Group Flip

N/A

Rotates the selected structure group by 180° around an axis set on the bond that connects the selection to the rest of the molecule. Stereocenters in the molecules are retained, the wedge bond styles change to keep the stereo information.

Transform > Mirror > Mirror Horizontally (to yz plane)

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Mirrors the selected objects horizontally while inverts the configuration of all enantiomers.

Transform > Mirror > Mirror Vertically (to xz plane)

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Mirrors the selected objects vertically while inverts the configuration of all enantiomers.

Transform > Mirror > Mirror to Canvas Plane (to xy plane)

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Mirrors the selected objects to the canvas plane while inverts the configuration of all enantiomers.

Transform > Mirror > Group Mirror

N/A

Mirrors the selected group if it has only one connecting bond to the structure.

Transform > Invert > Invert to Geometric Center

N/A

Reflects the selected fragments through the geometric center point.

Transform > Invert > Invert to an Arbitrary Center

N/A

Reflects the selected fragments through the chosen point in any fragment (an atom).

Transform > 3D Plane

N/A

Rotates the molecule to place the selected 3 atoms into the plane of the canvas.

Object > Bring to Front

N/A

Brings the selected object in front of all others.

Object > Send to Back

N/A

Places the selected object behind all others.

Format

N/A

Changes the atom and bond drawing properties in the document.

Template Library

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Opens an organized collection of template-molecules. The library can be edited.

Source

N/A

Opens the Source window. You can alter a molecule by directly editing its source. You can view and edit the source in any of the supported file formats.

Preferences

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Opens the Preferences dialog, which allows you to change the display, error highlighting, and object visibility settings.