To change the relative sizes of panes:

To change the sizes of panes (e.g., the sequence names and the alignment blocks areas in the Overview), drag the light gray divider bar between them to the left or right. The images below show examples in the Overview (left) and Sequences view (right).


To split the sequence portion of the view into multiple panes:

To view different sections of the sequences simultaneously, you can split the view into any number of panes.

  • To split the Overview in half, use Overview > Split View. To split the Sequences view in half, use Sequences > Split View.
  • To split the view manually, drag the view-splitter tool () , found at the right edge of the view, in a leftward direction. The images below show examples in the Overview (left) and Sequences view (right).

When the Sequences view is split, the Overview provides a separate “viewport indicator” for each section. Splits are ignored when printing or exporting an image, although the layout is preserved.


To split the sequence portion of the Sequences view horizontally:

To view different sections of the sequence simultaneously, you can split the view into horizontal panes. From the Style panel, use the Sequences section Layout drop-down menu to select Automatic wrapping. The Sequences view will immediately wrap horizontally. You can then add one or more splits by dragging the split tool at the bottom of the view () in an upward direction.

If you were using a Linear layout and had already split the sequence portion of the view vertically, then choosing Automatic wrapping will change vertical splits to horizontal ones. Also, the scroll bars will move from the bottom of the view to the right.

When the Sequences view is split, the Overview provides a separate “viewport indicator” for each section. Splits are ignored when printing or exporting an image, although the layout is preserved.


To remove vertical or horizontal splits:

To remove an existing split, drag the divider as far as you can to either side (vertical splits) or downward (horizontal splits) and drop it there. Or, to automatically remove the right-most split, use Overview > Remove Split. To split the Sequences view in half, use Sequences > Remove Split.

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