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Starting with version 980310, NUTS has a toolbar with icons for common commands.

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The corresponding commands are, starting at the left:

File Open (GA)
File Save (SA)
Copy as bitmap (Ctrl-C)
Print (PL)
Page Setup
Fourier Transform (FT)
Phase by Mouse (PH)
Enter Zoom subroutine (ZO)
Automatic Integration (AI)
Peak Pick (PP)
Run Link #1 (A1)
Help on Nuts


Within the NUTS base level, the menu choices are shown below, along with commands which can be found within each menu. Details can be found by following the links down through layers of menus.

File — opening and saving files, run macro, printing, page setup and exit Nuts

Edit — copying spectra, setting fonts, left and right shift, zeroing data, spectrum reverse

View — Acquisition parameters, Zoom, vertical offset, scaling, dual display

Process — window functions, Fourier transforms, phasing, Link command strings, baseline correction, integration

2D Process — intensity and contour plots, step-wise viewing of slices, projections, symmetrize

Tools — Add/subtract, reference deconvolution, linefitting, spectrum simulation

vSpec (Virtual Spectrometer) — Simulation of FT-NMR data acquisition.

Help — Open on-line Help, toggle on/off Helper windows, NUTS data file format, technical support information, About Nuts

File Menu Commands

New (FN) — Used with spin simulation (NS) routine, to define spectral parameters.

Run Macro (RU) — Execute a Nuts macro for automated processing.

Open (GA) — Open a NUTS file

Save (SA) — Save a file in NUTS format

Save As (SB) — Save a file using a new name.

Auto Tailer Read — Sets a flag to automatically read items from the file tailer when file is opened.

Auto Tailer Overwrite —

Delete (DE) — Delete a file.

Email File (EF) — Email the current NUTS data file (Win95/98/NT only).

Export — Export data as ASCII file in one of 5 possible formats, or as JCAMP.

Import — Import foreign data by automatically detecting the file type (IM).

Print Setup — Opens dialog box for choosing printer and print options.

Page Setup — Allows selection of margins, pen width, color and other display and print options.

Printer dialog — Opens print dialog box.

Print (PL) — Print the currently displayed region.

Exit (XX) — Exit the Nuts program.

Edit Menu Commands

Copy bitmap to clipboard (Ctrl-C) — See Copying Spectra for description of this and subsequent copy commands.

Copy standard metafile to clipboard (Alt-Shift-C)

Copy enhanced metafile to clipboard (Alt-Shift-E)

Copy printer Device Context enhanced metafile to clipboard (Alt-Shift-P)

Copy standard metafile to file (Ctrl-Alt-C)

Copy placeable metafile to file (Ctrl-Alt-L)

Copy enhanced metafile to file (Ctrl-Alt-E)

Copy printer device context ehnanced metafile to file (Ctrl-Alt-P)

Zero Zoom Region (BZ) — Zero all points in expanded region.

Zero Full Data Region (ZE) — Zero all data points.

Zero Reals (ZR) — Zero all real points.

Zero Imaginaries (ZI) — Zero all imaginary points.

Left Shift (LS) — Shift data one point to the left.

Right Shift (RS) — Shift data one point to the right.

Spectrum Reverse (SR) — Reverse spectrum left to right.

Swap Real & Imag (RI) — Exchange real and imaginary halves of the data.

Invert Imaginaries (II) — Invert all imaginary data points.

Set Fonts — Set fonts for axis (FA), clipboard (FC), integral labels (FI), command line (FL), parameters on bottom of plot (FM) and peak labels (FP).

UnDo (Ctrl-Z) — UnDo last command.  

View Menu Commands

Spectral Parameters — Acquisition parameters imported with the data, as follows:

Comment (CO) — Up to 80 characters used for description of data.
User (US) — User’s name or initials.
Date (DA) — Date data were acquired.
Frequency in 1st Dimension (F1) — Spectrometer frequency in MHz.
Frequency in 2nd Dimension (F2) — Spectrometer frequency for 2nd dimension in MHz.
Offset Frequency in 1st Dimension (O1) — Offset in Hz from center of spectrum to 0 ppm.
Offset Frequency in 2nd Dimension (O2) — Offset in Hz from center of spectrum to 0 ppm, for 2nd dimension.
Sweep Width in 1st Dimension (W1) — Spectral width in Hz.
Sweep Width in 2nd Dimension (W2) — Spectral width in Hz, for 2nd dimension.
Slice (SL) — Slice number of currently displayed slice.
Experiment (EX) — Name of pulse program used to acquire data.
Number of Acquisitions (NA) — Number of scans acquired.
Pulse Width (PW) — Observation pulse width in usec.
Pulse Delay (PD) — Relaxation delay in sec

Type — Allows selection of Display Full or Zoomed region, Real and/or Imaginary data points, and axis label (ppm, Hz, points or none)

Show All Reals (Ctrl-F) — Set display to show full spectrum.

Show Zoom Region (Ctrl-E) — Set display to previously defined frequency limits.

Show Integrals (Ctrl-I) — Toggle on/off display of integral trace.

Show Peak Labels (Ctrl-P) — Toggle on/off display of peak labels defined in DP routine.

Start Zoo
m operation (ZO) — Enter Zoom expansion subroutine

Vertical Offset (DC) — Allows position of spectrum’s baseline to be moved up the screen.

Amplitude Change (AC) — Allows entry of a multiplying factor to scale display.

Make Full Scale (MF) — Reset display scale to make the largest displayed peak full scale.

Reset Scaling to 1 (S0) — Remove all scaling factors.

Dual Display (DD) — Toggle on/off display of a spectrum which has been loaded into the dual display buffer.

Multiple Buffer Display (BU) — Enter Buffers subroutine for display of multiple spectra.

Total Phase (TP) — Display the values of zero- and first-order phase which have been applied.

Parameters to Clipboard (LP) — Copy spectrum parameters to the Windows clipboard for display on the screen or pasting into other applications.

Show Clipboard Text (CB) — Toggle on/off display of Windows clipboard on the screen (text only).

Fix Auto Scaling Factor (FS) — Disables automatic adjustment of the display scale, so that different data sets can be compared.

Clear Fixed Auto Scale (CS) — Removes the effects of the FS command.

Process Menu Commands

Conditions — Displays a parameter box allowing setting of parameters for window functions, peak picking and phasing.

Links (LI) — Allows definition of 10 Linked command lists.

Window functions:

Exponential Multiply (EM) — Applies exponential apodization function using previously defined Line Broadening value.
Gaussian Multiply (GM) — Applies gaussian apodization function using previously defined Line Broadening value.
Lorentzian/Gaussian Multiply (LG) — Applies Lorentzian/Gaussian resolution enhancement.
TRAF function (TF) — Applies Traficante resolution enhancement.
Trapezoidal Multiply (TM) — Applies trapezoidal apodization function using previously defined parameters.
Sine Multiply (MS) — Applies sine apodization function with phase defined by S#.


Fourier Transform (FT) — Forward Fourier transform.
Real Transform (RT) — Real Fourier transform.
Bruker Transform (BT) — For Bruker sequential data.
Complex Transform (CT) — Complex Fourier transform.
Inverse Transform (IT) — Inverse Fourier transform.
Hilbert Transform (HT) — Inverse Fourier transform starting from real data.


Auto Phase (AP) — Automatic adjustment of zero- and first-order phase.
Quick Phase (QP) — Automatic adjustment of zero- and first-order phase.
Phase Correct (PC) — Manual phasing using previously set values of PA and PB.
Phasing Expanded (PE) — Phase using 2 previously defined spectral regions.
Phasing by Mouse (PH) — Phase entire spectrum using mouse buttons to adjust 2 phase parameters.
Phase Same (PS) — Apply same phasing as used on previous spectrum.
Zero Phase (ZP) — Remove all phase adjustments.

Digital Filter:

Digital Low Pass (DL) — Apply low pass filter.
Digital High Pass (DH) — Apply high pass filter.

Baseline Correct (BC) — Remove DC offset and tilt of entire spectrum.

Zero Fill (ZF) — Double the number of data points by adding zeros.

Shrink Data (SH) — Reduce the number of data points by deleting points from the right-hand end, as defined by the S@ parameter.

Peak Pick (PP)– Select peaks above minimum height and place peak list into the clipboard.

Fit Baseline (FB) — Enter polynomial baseline fitting subroutine.

Baseline Flatten (BF) — Remove DC offset and tilt of displayed spectral region.

Integrate Display (ID) — Enter integration subroutine.

Magnitude Calculation (MC) — Computes magnitude spectrum of the current data set so all peaks appear positive.

Power Spectrum (M2) — Computes power spectrum of the current data set so all peaks appear positive.

2D Processing Menu Commands

Set 2D scale (SS) — Calibrates intensity scale for use in calculating contour levels.

View 2D slices (VW) — Stepwise viewing of slices of a 2D data set.

Transpose data (TD) — Rotate data by 90 degrees.

Project 2D file (PJ) — Calculate horizontal projection of currently displayed region.

Intensity Plot (IP) — Display quick intensity map of 2D data.

Contour Plot (CP) — Calculate and display contour map of 2D data.

Get Slice (SL) — Display a selected slice of the 2D data set.

Symmetrize (SY) — Symmetrize the data to remove artifacts.

Tools Menu Commands

Add/Subtract Routine:

Enter Add/Subtract Subroutine (AS) — Enter subroutine and display buffer spectrum above current spectrum.
Load Add/Subtract Buffer (AL) — Copy current spectrum into buffer.
Edit Add/Subtract Parameters (AM) — Allows setting buffer multiplier, vertical offset and frequency offset.


Apply Convolution filter (CA) — Apply previously calculated function to displayed FID.
Calculate Convolution filter (CF) — Calculate reference deconvolution function from displayed peak.
View Convolution filter (CV) — Display previously calculated function.
Get Convolution filter — Read previously saved function from file.
Save Convolution filter — Save calculated function to a file.
Searchable Archive:
Database Make (DM) — Create archive file from set of NUTS spectra
Database Search (DS) — Search NUTS archive file


Read Relaxation Data (RR) — Read list of intensity vs. time from a file.
Data Reduction (DR) — Display relaxation data as intensity vs. time plot.
Get Relaxation Data (GR) — Measure intensity of displayed peak in each slice of the current 2D data set.


t Spectrum (XT) — Extract displayed region to a new data set.
Extract Line (XL) — Extract tallest peak in displayed region to a new data set.
Extract Bottom Projection (XB) — Save displayed region as horizontal projection for a 2D plot.
Extract Right Projection (XR) — Save displayed region as vertical projection for a 2D plot.
Clear Extracted Projections (XC) — Clear previously defined projections.

Automatic Integration (AI) — Perform automatic integration on displayed region.

Define Peaks (DP) — Enter Define Peaks subroutine for manual peak picking.

Line Fit (LF) — Enter line fit subroutine for peak deconvolution.

NMR Simulation (NS) — Enter spin simulation subroutine.

MetaObjects (MO) — Enter subroutine for handling graphical objects.

Calculation Type (TC) — Native (for Macintosh without coprocessor) or Win32 (default).

Stacked Plot (SP) — Display stacked plot of a 2D or arrayed 1D data set.

Inserts (Inset Plots) (IS) — Enter subroutine for creating inset plots

Notes (NO) — Enter subroutine for creating text annotations

Math Routines (MA) — Display "calculator" window for performing math functions.

Shim (SM) — Enter subroutine for shimming simulator.


vSpec Menu Commands

Virtual Parameters (VP)  — Opens a dialog box to set acquisition parameters.

Get Sample (GS) — Specifies the file from which frequencies will be read.

Zero & GO (ZG) — Reads the file containing frequencies and generates the NMR data.

Note that these commands and the vSpec menu are disabled in the Anasazi Instruments OEM version of NUTS.


Help Menu Commands

Help on NUTS – Displays Help in either WinHelp or HTML Help formats.

Helper Windows – Toggles on/off display of Helper window in the MO subroutine.

Technical Support – How to reach us.

Data File Format – Description of the NUTS file format.

Set NetTime – Synchronize your computer’s time to an Internet Time Server (Win95/98/NT only).

About NUTS – Displays license information, support date and compile date.


Main Help page

Command Index


Last updated: 1/15/02.