A Jmol macro is a small script that provides some reusable functionality for the Jmol Application. It is saved as a simple text file, like any other script, in the $HOME/.jmol/macros subdirectory. It will show up in the Macro menu of the Jmol application.
Windows: the $HOME folder's location is stored in the environment variable
%USERPROFILE%or in the environment variables
%HOMEPATH%; it will usually be at
c:\Documents and Settings\(yourUserName)\
If you don't find it, try
- My PC > right-click > Properties > Advanced Options (tab) > Environment Variables (button)
- or open a command line and type
The macro file must be a text file with the extension
macro, and its
contents must be two lines, starting with "Title=" and "Script=" (only one macro per file).
Example macro 1
To show everything as balls-and-sticks, CPK color, create a text file, write this: