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The Chimera User's Guide contains three main sections:

Some information that fits logically into both of the latter two sections can be directly accessed from either. There is also a Chimera Quick Reference Guide (PDF format). Please see the Chimera documentation index and Chimera home page for other types of information.

The User's Guide is bundled with each release and can be opened from the Chimera Help menu. Reference to the bundled User's Guide is recommended because it goes with the version of Chimera being used. Current development and latest production release versions of the User's Guide are available as links from the Chimera home page's documentation index.

A search tool is not provided for this locally-installed Chimera documentation, but you can search the Chimera documentation at the UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory (CGL) web site. The documentation at the CGL site reflects a current development version of Chimera rather than the version you have installed. Although differences will be usually be minor, you may want to check the locally installed pages corresponding to the CGL pages retrieved in your search.