peter_frankde at yahoo.de (Peter Frank) schrieb:
> In journal articles I saw multiple sequence alignments which were
> heavily "annotated" with text and symbols like boxes and arrows. It
> was more than what is possible with software like GeneDoc.
>> I tried to draw such things with Word's drawing tools on the multiple
> sequence alignments that I copied from GeneDoc to Word in metafile
> format but it didn't work. The drawings from Word's tools always cover
> everything below.
>> So, can anyone recommend a drawing tool for drawing simple objects on
> and around multiple sequence alignments?
I never used it myself (but I'm using LaTeX frequently), but there is a
LaTeX package called texshade which can do stuff like that, see
There is also an on-line implementation, but I fear to get everything
out ouf it (e.g. arbitrary text and arrows at arbitrary places) you
would have to use it locally and add some pstricks/pdftricks stuff.