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    • Customizing ChemDraw Hotkeys

    • ChemDraw's HotKeys can be customized with both atom shortcuts and bond shortcuts.
    • Presenter: Jesse Gordon , Company: PerkinElmer Informatics
    • Duration: 5 Min
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  • ChemDraw Hotkeys provide a means to quickly draw chemical structures. The standard set of Hotkeys can be modified to better fit your preferences and your commonly-used chemical groups.

    This video demonstrates using and customizing HotKeys:

    • Hover over an atom and type an atom Hotkey (such as "n" for amine)
    • Hover over an atom and type an chemical group Hotkey (such as "e" for ethyl)
    • Hover over a bond and type a bond Hotkey (such as "h" for hash-bond)
    • Observing the default HotKey list in hotkeys.xml
    • Cloning an existing bond Hotkey to create a new customized bond Hotkey
    • Replacing an existing Hotkey with a customized Hotkey
    • Creating your own chemical group for use with Hotkeys
    • How to lookup other customizations in your Online Help
    • How to implement your customization in your copy of ChemDraw


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