1.25.2 How to add/import annotations to custom Auto Annotation libraries

Parts can be added to your custom library:

1) By dragging and dropping a part from an existing single or multi-part project in the materials box (coming soon).
  • Click on the project containing the part you want, then click on the small arrow to the left of the project to expand the project contents.

  • A drop down list will open of all the parts contained inside this project.

  • Select the appropriate part and drag it into your custom auto annotation library (Figure 1.25.2.1).


    Figure 1.25.2.1: Adding parts to a custom auto annotation library via drag and drop from an expanded project in the Material Box.

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2) From an opened project
  • Select the appropriate part from the opened project, right click and then select "Add to Annotation Library," from the drop down menu (Figure 1.25.2.2).

  • You will be prompted to select which custom auto annotation folder to save the part to (Figure 1.25.2.3).

  • Select the folder and then click "Ok." This part will now be added to your custom auto annotation folder.


    Figure 1.25.2.2: Add parts to auto annotation library from project.

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    Figure 1.25.2.3: Dialog for selecting auto annotation folder for saving new parts.

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3) By importing parts as a batch via the import parts dialog
  • You can import parts as a batch into your custom auto annotation library.

  • Select the small drop down arrow next to the "Import" icon in the Materials box and select "Parts" (Figure 1.25.2.4).


    Figure 1.25.2.4: Importing parts via Material Box.

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  • A dialog (Figure 1.25.2.5) will then pop up where you can add parts by clicking the yellow "add part" icon at the top left of the dialog.

  • A new entry is created where you can name the part, select the feature key and then copy paste the sequence. You can do this for as many parts as you like.


    Figure 1.25.2.5: Dialog for importing parts.

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  • Then click "import" and another dialog will open where you need to select the location for importing these parts. So select the custom auto annotation folder (Figure 1.25.2.6). Your parts will then be bulk imported and saved to this auto annotation folder.


    Figure 1.25.2.6: Dialog for selecting custom auto annotation folder to import parts to.

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4) By importing parts as a batch via a multi FASTA file
  • Arrange your parts inside a multi FASTA file (Figure 1.25.2.7), with the part name starting with ">" on the top line, followed by the DNA sequence underneath.


    Figure 1.25.2.7: Multi FASTA file.

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  • You can import multiple parts from a multi FASTA file format by clicking the "Import File" icon or by right clicking in a custom auto annotation and selecting "Import" (Figure 1.25.2.8).


    Figure 1.25.2.8: Importing a file to custom auto annotation folder.

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  • Select the desired multi FASTA file to import from your computer and then the file will appear in the auto annotation folder as individual parts (Figure 1.25.2.9).


    Figure 1.25.2.9: Imported individual parts from multi FASTA file.

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