Once you have got Rasmol running you will want to view/rotate etc molecule (pdb) files.
Select File/open and choose the molecule you want to view. It is just like opening a document in any Windows program. A small bug (or inconvenience) is that to view a new file you must first select file/close for the previous one.
Drag with mouse (left button)
|Rotate Molecule (X-Y only)||
Press shift and drag using right mouse button
Drag with mouse (right button)
|Zoom||Press shift and drag using left mouse button|
There are a good number of options for changing the appearance of your molecule: ball and stick, spacefill, wireframe etc.
For details of other features, download the Rasmol help file (it's very small - and can be accessed from the 'help' within Rasmol, if placed in the Rasmol folder on your PC).
© copyright Ray Le Couteur Last update March 2005