To open a file, choose Open File dialog. Select the file that you want to open, then click . The file is displayed in a new GChemPaint document window.-> to display the
To Open a recently opened file, choose the appropriate entry in->
GChemPaint can open files on a distant server using the Gnome Virtual File System. If the file is read-only, the-> menu item and the corresponding tool button are disabled.
GChemPaint can open several file formats. Available formats are:
Native format (*.gchempaint)
Chemical Markup Language files (*.cml)
MDL MOL files (*.mol;*.mdl)
PDB files (*.pdb;*.ent)
ChemDraw eXchange files (*.cdx)
ChemDraw eXchange XML files (*.cdxml)
PubChem ASN.1 ASCII Format files (*.asn)
PubChem ASN.1 Binary Format files (*.asn;*.val)
PubChem ASN.1 XML Format files (*.pc)
XYZ Co-ordinate Animation Format (*.xyz)
For some formats, only reading might be supported.
GChemPaint can also support formats not listed here provided they have a known mime type, they are supported by OpenBabel and you add the mime type, one per line to the $HOME/.gchempaint/mime-types file.
Only native format files are opened in the embedded version.
You can open multiple files in GChemPaint. The application displays each file in its own window.