Argo File Menu

This page describes each menu item in the Argo File menu.

 Menu Item  Shortcut Active If... Description
Open Sequence File*** control o always Select a sequence data file and create a feature map on it.
Open Broad Public Sequence Tree... always Shows a tree of sequences available from the Broad web site. Click on a sequence to open it in a feature map.
Open Broad Public Locus... always Connects to the Broad web site and displays a feature map on the sequence matching given ID.
Open NCBI DNA Sequence... always Prompts for a genbank accession number, retrieves the DNA sequence (if any) matching this number from NCBI, and creates a feature map on it.
Open UCSC Sequence Tree... always Shows a tree of sequences available from the Broad web site. Click on a sequence to open it in a feature map.
Open Recent Sequence*** always Lists the last ten recently opened sequences. Choose a sequence to open in feature map. Choose Clear Map to clear this list of sequences.
Load Tracks... control l sequence selected Impose a file of tracks onto the currently selected sequence.
Track Table...** control t always Opens the Track Table window, which allows you to view and edit tracks and their display properties.
Close Tab feature map active Closes active feature map.
Close Window Closes all open feature maps.
Export Features... feature(s) selected Formats all features in a sequence/selected features so that they can be saved to a file or screen dumped for easy copy and paste into other applications.
Export Map as Image... feature map active Saves the active feature map (or combo dot plot) to an image file (.jpg or .png format).
Export Window as Image... window active Saves the active Sequence View (or Comparative View) window to an image file (.jpg or .png format).
New Sequence View... always Opens a new Sequence View window.
New Feature Map from Selection...* feature(s) selected Opens a new feature map on selected features or sequence columns. If more than one are selected, the new feature map will be sized to fit all of them.
Tabular Dump of Selected* feature(s) selected Converts selected features to a tabular view for easy copy and paste in excel. By default, all feature properties are displayed as columns, but you can modify this using the Headers menu in the tabular view. Because features of different tracks may have different properties, Argo opens a separate tabular view for each track.
Refresh Map Data* control r feature map active Reloads data for the active feature map from the data store. It will prompt the user for sequence coordinates, using the existing coordinates as the default.
Shift Map Left shift left arrow feature map active and room to shift Reloads the data for the active feature map and shifts the sequence coordinates left by 50% (or the amount you specify).
Shift Map Right shift right arrow feature map active and room to shift Reloads the data for the active feature map and shifts the sequence coordinates right by 50% (or the amount you specify).
Expand Map shift arrow up feature map active and room to shift Reloads the data for the active feature map and extends the sequence coordinates left and right by 25% (or the amount you specify).
Contract Map shift arrow down feature map active Reloads the data for the active feature map and contracts the sequence coordinates left and right by 25% (or the amount you specify).
Import Preferences... always Prompts for an xml argo preferences file to use to reset preferences.
Export Preferences... always Dumps argo preferences to an xml file for backup/sharing.
Clear Preferences... always Clears all user preferences and resets to defaults.
Register always Displays the Argo Quick Registration window. Enter your e-mail address and click OK to register. Registering allows us to count downloads for grant purposes and adds your e-mail to low-traffic mailing list, which is used only to notify you of Argo updates.
Exit control x always, unless edits pending Closes Argo.
*Available on right click in the Feature Map window.
**Available on right click in the Comparative Perpendicular and Comparative Parallel windows.
***Available on right click in the Sequence View window.

Last Updated: Sept 18 2006
Contact: Reinhard Engels
argo-support@broad.mit.edu