User GuidesSnapGene User Guide PreferencesSet the Default Export Formats

Set the Default Export Formats

How do I set the default formats for exporting SnapGene files to other file types?

Open Preferences

Click SnapGene → Preferences (macOS) or Edit → Preferences (Windows or Linux), and select "Export" in the sidebar.

Set the Default Formats for Exported Files

Use the drop-down menus to select the default exported file type for DNA and RNA sequences, protein sequences, and alignments.

Set the Line Break Format

Export produces text files. At the end of each line in a text file, Windows expects line feed and carriage return characters, whereas Linux and macOS expect a line feed character only. Set the line break format to suit the target operating system on which the exported files will be used.

Use the drop-down menu to set the line break format for exported files.