Table of ContentsThis section covers the features that are common to both MarvinSketch and MarvinView
Marvin is written in Java, which is supported on various platforms, so it will run on almost every operating system. Marvin products come in various packages for users with different needs:
Swing applets are signed that include the same feature set as the MarvinSketch and MarvinView applications.Marvin applications:
System requirements for Marvin products are listed below:
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.3 or later.
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You can set the display format for the molecule and screen resolution using the View > Display submenu. Available molecule formats are Wireframe, Wireframe with Knobs, Sticks, Ball and Stick, and Spacefill. You can set the resolution to low or high via the Quality submenu.
The View >Colors submenu allows you to specify the color scheme of the molecules. The available options are:
Shapely - based on RasMol's shapely color scheme for nucleic and amino acids
Group - based on PDB residue numbers
Marvin has a number of options for the display of implicit and explicit hydrogens. Because Marvin is chemically intelligent, it will automatically add hydrogens as necessary within the structure. Generally, these will be implicit and displayed based on the options set in the View menu.
To view all hydrogens explicitly, displayed as atoms with bonds to neighbors, chose Edit > H-Atoms > Add. The Edit > H-Atoms > Remove will return to the previous display mode.
To view implicit hydrogens by symbol, use the View > Hydrogens > Implicit menu group. This option is disabled in Spacefill and Ball & Stick display modes.
Marvin can not automatically correct all valence errors or any reaction errors. Instead, these errors are highlighted and you may make the appropriate corrections yourself. This option can be enabled and disabled through the the Edit > Preferences box.
Marvin supports transfer of data between Marvin and other programs via Cut/Copy/Paste and Drag & Drop. Molfiles can be transferred to and from other chemical drawing applications (such as ChemDraw and ISISDraw), between multiple Marvin windows, and to/from the desktop and file manager. Additionally, Marvin can copy the text of a molecule file to/from a number of text editors and word processors.
See Cut/Copy/Paste and Drag & Drop Functionality for more information.
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