ConQuest File Menu Options
Depending on what searches you conducted and what filters or contraints were
added, the File menu may have some options greyed out.
This opens a new blank window.
Opens a previously saved search. A window should open allowing
you to choose a *.cqs file that has been saved on your user disk space.
Save Search and Save Search as...
Allows you to save a search, as a *.hqs file, in your user disk
Write PDF file to view/print...
Search results (diagrams, literature references, etc.) can be written out as .pdf files, which may then be
viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (freely available from http://www.adobe.com). Acroread on UNIX has a -toPostscript option which converts PDF to Postscript and could be used to save postscript.
Use the buttons in the Write PDF File dialogue box to control the contents of the PDF file, e.g. number of entries per page, which items (diagram, journal reference, etc.) are to be included, whether information is to be written for the structure currently on display or for all unsuppressed structures in the hit list.
For example, the setting below will result in only the diagrams and literature references being written out for all unsuppressed structures in the hit list, 4 per page, in US Letter format, including parameter information but with no summary page. The file will be called example.pdf.
In Build Queries mode, previously
saved queries can be opened. A window should open allowing you
to choose a *.qry file.
In Build Queries mode, allows you
save a query, as a *.qry file , in your user disk space. Clicking
on the Save Queries tab produces a menu that allows you to save All Queries
or a Selected Query.
Export Entries as...
In View Results mode, Export Entries
as allows you to save either the currently selected entry or all selected entries
in a number of different molecular file formats.
Clicking on the CIF:Crystallographic Information File tab allows a further choice of export file types:-
The File Popup button
brings up a Save window similar to the Save Quries window.
View Entries in Mercury
Mercury is an advanced crystal structure visualiser distributed as part of the CSD system for viewing,
crystal structures retrieved from a ConQuest search. A typical window is shown below:-
Export Parameters and Data...
Data fields and 3D parameters for hit structures can be saved to a file for later analysis, such as in VISTA or a spreadsheet.
Select data fields and parameters of interest that you wish to export and hit Save.
Select the File type you wish to save:
- Vista (.tab) for viewing data in Vista.
- Spreadsheet (.spr) to save a file where data items for each entry are on a single line separated by a character selected from the Field Separator menu. This allows data to be saved for input to spreadsheet packages such as Excel.
- QUEST Summary (.sum) - If 3D parameters were defined in a substructure search, such as bond length or angle, the option of saving a legacy Quest3D Summary file is also available
View in Vista
Data fields and 3D parameters for hit structures can be viewed directly from within VISTA.
Select data fields and parameters of interest and hit View in Vista. A new VISTA window should open with all the required data in.
Only available when two or more windows are open (see New
Window). Closes the present window.
Exits the whole session.
If search queries have not been saved, a window appears allowing you to save
these queries before finally exiting ConQuest.