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Control A — Axis label

Toggles the axis label among the choices: points, Hz, PPM and none. Direct selection is available by choosing Type from the View menu. The font used for the axis label can be set with FA or by choosing Set Fonts from the Edit menu. The default axis type and its font can be set in the NUTS.INI file.

Control-D — Points/Lines toggle

Toggles the display between drawing the data points and drawing lines to connect the points. The default is to draw lines between the data points. This applies to the real part of the data. Typing Ctrl-D a second time returns the display to the original state.

Note that redrawing the screen while displaying points can become quite slow as the number of points in the display region becomes large.


When NUTS is in the non two-letter command mode, the command "axispen" may be used to change some of the characteristics of the axis line. Examples are: 

Change the screen only axis line to a width of 2 
axispen screen 2 

Change the axis line to a width of 2 only when printing 
axispen print 2 

Change the axis line to a width of 2 for both screen display and printing 
axispen both 2 

Change the color of the axis line to red 
axispen 255 0 0 

Change the color of the axis line to green 
axispen 0 255 0 

Change the color of the axis line to blue 
axispen 0 0 255

UD — Update Display

Forces NUTS to repaint the screen. This can be used in macros to allow the user to monitor progress of the macro.

QD — Quick Display

Changes the display mode to a compressed display, which paints the screen faster. This is the default mode of display and is faster than displaying every point with the Slow Display (SD) mode. The difference in display speed between QD and SD becomes more apparent as the size of the data file increases.

SD — Slow Display

Changes the display mode to displaying every point. This display mode is slower than the compressed display under the Quick Display (QD) mode. The difference in display speed becomes larger as the size of the NMR data set increases. By default, NUTS uses the faster Quick Display.

WS — Window Size

Allows the user to set the size of the NUTS screen in pixels. This is useful for copying spectra as bitmaps or doing screen captures. It is desirable not to resize a bitmap after it has been created, because this can cause distortions. So the NUTS screen can be set to the desired size for the final image before copying.

Control-B — Toggle on/off Clipboard Display (same as CB — Clipboard on/off)

Toggles on and off display of text currently saved in the Windows clipboard. This can be used to place information such as peak lists on plots. This command is also available from the View menu. Ctrl-B is active at all times, including in subroutines. To use this in a link or macro, use "^B".

By default the text is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. This can be changed by holding down the left mouse button and placing the cross-hair cursor at the position desired for the top left corner of the text region. While still holding down the mouse button, type C. Because this involves using the cursor, it must be done from the NUTS base level, not within a subroutine.

When peak picking is performed (with PP), the peak list is automatically placed in the Windows clipboard. If clipboard display is turned on, this list appears on the screen as soon as the display is refreshed. To get a list of integral values, display the integral (with ID) and (after defining sub-regions), type T to copy the integral information into the clipboard. Toggling Ctrl-B on then displays the integral information. The integral list can also be placed into the clipboard without entering the integration routine using the IL command.

A list of spectral parameters can also be displayed by typing ctrl-L (which places a list of parameters into the clipboard).

To edit the displayed text, first paste the text into the Windows Notepad or other text editing program. Perform the necessary editing, then select and copy to the clipboard the text you want on the plot. Return to NUTS and toggle clipboard display on. This can be used to place a title, sample description or other text on a plot.

The font used for the displayed text can be set with FC or by choosing Set Fonts from the Edit menu. It can also be set in the NUTS.INI file.

In the non-2-letter command mode, clipboard display can be explicitly turned on/off with the commands CB on and CB off.  

LP — Parameter display on plot

Displays the list of acquisition and processing parameters shown below on the plot, at the upper left corner. The parameter list is placed into a "Note", which is how text annotations on plots are handled.  The list can be edited from within the Notes routine (requires at least NUTS-1D).  The parameter list is simultaneously copied to the clipboard, so can be pasted into other applications.  As with all Notes, display can be toggled on and off with Ctrl-N.  

This is the same result as the P subcommand inside the Notes routine.

C:NUTSDATANT.FID Sample A13-402  13FEB90 USER: WWC SOLVENT:  Experiment = 1Pulse Pulse length = 7.700 usec Recycle delay = 5.000 sec NA = 128		(Number of Acquisitions) Temperature = 0.0 FID PTS1d = 8192  PTS1d = 8192  F1 = 361.211121 MHz SW1 = 2801.10 Hz  AT1 = 2.92 sec Hz per Pt 1stD = 0.34 Hz  O1 = 1201.9000 Hz  LB1 = 0.00 Hz 		(Line broadening) TP A = 0.00	(Total Phase applied (A=zero-order, B=first order, C=second-order) ) B = 0.00  C = 0.00  

A list of parameters can also be printed on the bottom of plots. This option can be selected by choosing Page Setup from the File menu or set in the NUTS.INI file.

Control-L — Display parameters

Toggles on/off display of the list of acquisition parameters created with LP (or Notes subcommand P). If the list hasn’t been created, Ctrl-L does nothing. Ctrl-L also interacts with a related command, Ctrl-N, which toggles on/off display of all text boxes defined in the Notes routine. If Ctrl-N is toggled off, then Ctrl-L turns on/off display of the parameter list. If Ctrl-N is toggled on, Ctrl-L does nothing.

Control-N — Display Notes

Toggles on/off display of all text boxes defined in the Notes subroutine. This is the same as the Notes subcommand S, but is active outside of the subroutine.


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Last updated: 11/28/07.