Microsoft Research Updates “Chem4Word” Chemistry Add-in for Word 2010

Chem4Word – Chemistry Add-in for Word is a tool for writing and rendering semantically rich chemistry information in Microsoft Word 2007/2010 documents.  (Thanks Dan!)
With Chem4Word you can:
    • Create inline "chemistry zones" to represent chemical data.  Chemistry zones are controls that contain information about a molecule and display the information in a variety of ways. The underlying data is stored as Chemical Markup Language (CML), a widely used XML schema for representing chemical data. The data typically includes trivial and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) names, the concise formula, and data for a 2-D structure.
    • Display chemical information in a variety of ways.  A chemistry zone can display any representation that is supported by the underlying CML data. With a few clicks, you can switch from the molecule’s trivial name to its concise formula to its 2-D representation.
    • Display print-quality 2-D chemical structures.  Chemistry zones can represent molecules by displaying a 2-D structure diagram. The Chemistry Add-in also includes an editor that enables you to modify the structure. The diagram is inserted into the document as a PNG image, so that others can view it, whether or not they have installed the Chemistry Add-in on their system. You can also publish a document authored using the Chemistry Add-in as a PDF file.
    • Accept chemical data in a variety of formats.  You can create a “chemistry zone” typing a simple common name such as “water”, and then use the Chemistry Add-in to convert it to your preferred representation.
    • Handle most molecules.  The Chemistry Add-in can handle any molecule that has appropriate CML data. The Chemistry Add-in includes CML data for several hundred common molecules. For additional molecules, you simply create or obtain a CML file and import it into a document.
    • Store and expose chemical information in a semantically rich manner.  The Chemistry Add-in supports publishing and data-mining scenarios for authors, readers, publishers, and other vendors across the chemical information community.

About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
This entry was posted in Office 2007. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Microsoft Research Updates “Chem4Word” Chemistry Add-in for Word 2010

  1. Pingback: Microsoft Office Blog Just Notices Chem4Word (Chemistry Add-in for Word 2010) | The Road to Know Where

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s