Department of Chemistry,
University of Alberta June 2002
NMR News 2002-03
News and tips for users of the Varian NMR systems in the Department
Editor: Albin.Otter@ualberta.ca http://nmr.chem.ualberta.ca
There are no fixed publishing dates for this newsletter; its appearance solely depends on whether there is a need to present information to the users of the spectrometers or not.
Other content of this NMR News is no longer meaningful and has been removed April 2010.
New utility for postscript file
This has the big advantage of having a way to check if the result is really as desired before the transfer. All you have to do, after creating a postscript file as described earlier, is type ghostview <filename> or gv <filename> in a UNIX/LINUX Terminal. This will start the program with the specified file already open. ghostview allows rotations of the plot, zooming etc. and provides a very good impression whether the file serves the desired purpose or not. Alternatively, you can type gv or ghostview directly in VNMRJ. This will start the ghostview program but you have to load the desired file into the program.
Thanks go to Dr. Chang-Chun Ling for suggesting ghostview.
Note that there are more valid plotter names but those are not for general use and will not work. The underlined name is the one chosen by the VNMRJ bootup script, i.e. without user intervention this will always be the one in use after starting VNMR.
Gradient shimming: one possible reason for failure
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