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MassLib's Editors
MassLib uses three editors to offer a comprehensive set of tools:
  • Structure Editor: A very fast and convenient separate program. Tightly linked to MassLib, it behaves very much as a part of MassLib by exchanging information back and forth. USE draws the structure plots within MassLib and is interactively used to modify existing and to draw new structures. USE is called by doubleclicking structures in MassLib and the program also passes structures back to MassLib e.g. for structure searches and for saving with a spectrum into a users library. In this case USE also provides the chemical formula and the molecular weight. 

  • USE gets positions from the mouse and draw commands preferably from the keyboard. For newcomers a command panel offers the possibility to fetch commands by mouseclicks. However to use the shortcuts shown from the keyboard enhances more experienced users performance significantly. USE imports and exports molfiles (not in the free DEMO, sorry...) and offers two mass related separators (a straight line and a polyline).
  • Spectrum Editor: Normally used to input spectra manually, this full graphical editor allows also the easy manual correction of e.g. mixture spectra. Results are stored in MassLibís arithmetical storage registers and are clearly tagged as edits. 
  • Report Generator: Masslib reports get input from various sources. Graphics from the MassLib window, structures from USE, a report header from all internally stored informations, normally imported from the mass spectrometerís data file, text from a small user specific database typically retrieved sentence by sentence using e.g. three character abbreviations.

  • Text may contain spectrum numbers autointerpreted by the editor and placeholders for creative amendments. Not being a sophisticated graphics program the report editor allows all the essential graphics primitives such as variations of object size, lines, boxes, arrows and an enumeration, i.e. to draw a horizontal sequence of natural numbers 1 2 3 etc most useful as referencing numbers to e.g. GC peaks for the text. The report generator allows multiple pages to be saved in files. MassLib uses the report generators flexibility also for the Help Tutorial and advanced Examples. 
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