1.2. When You Start Gnome Crystal

When you start Gnome Crystal, the following window is displayed:

Figure 1-1. Gnome Crystal document window

The Gnome Crystal window contains the following elements:


The menus on the menubar contain all of the commands you need to work with files in Gnome Crystal.

Main Toolbar

The toolbar contains a subset of the commands that you can access from the menubar.

Display area

The display area contains the contents of the file that you are displaying and/or editing.


The statusbar displays information about current Gnome Crystal activity and contextual information about the menu items. The default display is the space group number for the current file.