To access the Text view, perform a BLAST search. When the search is complete, the Text, Table and Pairwise views are displayed together in a single popup window that is separate from the main MegAlign Pro window. To reopen all three views at a later time, click on the Status link in the Jobs panel.

An example Text view is shown below:

In order, the view shows the following:

  • The version of BLAST used in the search (e.g., “BLASTP 2.9.0+”).
  • References for the BLAST search engine.
  • A description of the BLAST database used in the search, including the number of sequences.
  • Information about the Query sequence, including its length and the Request ID (RID) number.
  • A table of sequences producing significant alignments.
  • Pairwise alignments of each significant match with summary information on the match.


Tasks pertaining to the Text view:

Task How to…
Make selections in the view See Make a Selection.
Copy all text Right-click anywhere in the view and choose Copy.
Select all text Right-click anywhere in the view and choose Select All.
Show the active view in full-screen mode Use the View > Full Screen command or the the Full screen tool at the bottom right corner of the view.
Exit full screen mode Press the Esc key or use the Exit full screen tool ) at the bottom of the full-screen view.

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