1.3. To Open a File

To open a file, choose File->Open to display the Open File dialog. Select the file that you want to open, then click OK. The file is displayed in a new GChemPaint document window.

To Open a recently opened file, choose the appropriate entry in File->Open recent

GChemPaint can open files on a distant server using the Gnome Virtual File System. If the file is read-only, the File->Save menu item and the corresponding tool button are disabled.

GChemPaint can open several file formats. Available formats are:

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.