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