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1<html><body><h2>Appearance settings</h2>
2
3<p>Several controls are available for changing the display's appearance.
4
5<br><h3>Zoom</h3>
6
7Use the <img src="../view/zoom-in.png"> (zoom in),
8<img src="../view/zoom-out.png"> (zoom out) and
9<img src="../view/zoom-reset.png"> (reset zoom) buttons to alter
10the zoom factor. You can also zoom using Shift + right mouse drag vertically
11within the display, or with the up and down arrow keys while holding Shift.
12
13<br><h3>Pan</h3>
14
15Use the <img src="../view/pan-left.png"> (pan left),
16<img src="../view/pan-right.png"> (pan right),
17<img src="../view/pan-up.png"> (pan up) and
18<img src="../view/pan-down.png"> (pan down) buttons to alter the
19data's placement within the display. You can also pan using Ctrl + right mouse
20drag within the display, or with the arrows keys while holding Ctrl.
21
22<br><h3>Rotation</h3>
23
24In both 2D and 3D displays, use the
25<img src="../view/rotate-clock.png"> (rotate clockwise) and
26<img src="../view/rotate-counter.png"> (rotate counterclockwise) buttons to rotate the
27display, or use the left and right arrow keys while holding Shift.
28
29<p>For 3D displays only, use the
30<img src="../view/rotate-left.png"> (rotate left),
31<img src="../view/rotate-right.png"> (rotate right),
32<img src="../view/rotate-up.png"> (rotate up) and
33<img src="../view/rotate-down.png"> (rotate down) buttons to
34alter the data's orientation within the display. You can also rotate by
35dragging the right mouse button within the display, or with the arrow keys
36while holding Ctrl + Shift.
37
38<br><h3>Aspect ratio</h3>
39
40To alter the aspect ratio of the display (i.e., how "square" or
41"rectangular" it looks), type new values into the "Aspect ratio X" and "Aspect
42ratio Y" text boxes. For 3D displays, you can change "Z" as well.
43
44<br><h3>Other controls</h3>
45
46To toggle whether the display shows a scale along the data axes, check or
47uncheck the "Scale" box. Use the "Bounding box" checkbox to toggle the white
48bounding box surrounding the data.
49
50<p>Lastly, VisBio allows recording of movies and capturing of screenshots for
51any display. To access controls for performing these tasks, click the "Capture"
52button. A dialog box will appear for creating screenshots and movies. For
53complete instructions on using this dialog box, see the
54<a href="capture.html">Capture window</a> topic.
55
56<br><h3>See also:</h3>
57
58<ul>
59  <li><a href="capture.html">Capture window</a>
60    - to create screenshots and movies</li>
61  <li><a href="display_windows.html">Display windows</a>
62    - for an overview of data visualization</li>
63</ul>
64
65<p>&nbsp;<p></body></html>
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