How to Create, Manage, and Share Styles in Mercury for a Quick Access

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September 5, 2023

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  • In this Mercury software tutorial, Caroline shows how to create and save your personalised styles in Mercury software, how to share them with your team and collaborators. These Mercury tricks will save you time and help you create consistent and stunning images of your crystal structures. For more Mercury software tutorials visit the CCDC (Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre) website and explore CSDU modules and our self-guided workshops: - https://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/Community/educationalresources/CSDU/ - https://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/Community/educationalresources/workshop-materials/ In this video: - 00:00 : Welcome and learning outcomes! Can you guess which flower CSD Entry ABIJIG will look like after we apply the personalised style? - 01:01 : Quick review of the basics of visualisation with CCDC's Mercury software. learn more with CSDU Visualisation 101 linked above. - 01:47 : Step-by-step creation of a personalised style in Mercury for your crystal structures. - 03:48 : Apply the new style and answer to the question asked before! - 04:13 : How to share personalised styles with your team and collaborators. SUMMARY - Open CCDC's Mercury and click on Manage Styles, select a style and click Copy. - Rename the new style, and click Edit to select your preferred settings (element colours, atoms and bonds styles, etc). Save and apply. - To share, in the Style Manager select the style and click Save As to save in msd format. - To apply a style received from a colleague, in the Style Manager click Open, select the style from the file explorer, then click apply. Follow us on social media: Instagram: @ccdc_cambridge Twitter: @ccdc_cambridge Facebook: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC)

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