From: Suchetana Gupta (
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 - 09:07:05 CDT

Thank you so much Joshua. I guess then this post-processing will be the
best way!

On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 7:04 PM Vermaas, Joshua <>

> Hi Suchetana,
> The dashed bond label line and the text describing the bond label both use
> the color defined by Labels->Bonds in the color control panel. So if you
> wanted a different color for the bond line, you'd need to get creative.
> Within VMD, I can only imagine creating an explicit bond that you can
> control with the atom representation window, which will look different than
> the dashed line VMD will draw. You could also add the lines and labels via
> postprocessing (I generally add labels via inkscape since they look nicer
> than the Tachyon-drawn lines), but this works best for static snapshots
> that aren't animated. Anything else would require a VMD recompile.
> -Josh
> On 2019-09-13 00:27:16-06:00 wrote:
> Hi VMD Users Community
> I have a small query. Is there a way to change the font colour of the bond
> distance values and NOT the actual bond line in VMD?
> Thanks
> Suchetana Gupta
> IIT Madras