Chemistry Add-in for Word

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The Chemistry Add-in for Word gives students and teachers an easier way to insert, modify, and present chemical symbols and data sources within the familiar Microsoft Word environment. Use it to help younger students explore the periodic table and gain a better understanding of the scientific language, and guide the more advanced students to author and share more sophisticated chemistry papers and assignments.

Make chemistry documents easy to author, present, and share by harnessing the power of Microsoft Office and CML (Chemistry Markup Language)

With the Chemistry Add-In for Word, you will be able to insert and modify chemical information, such as labels, formulas and 2D depictions, when creating papers with Microsoft Word. Designed for and tested on both Word 2007 and Word 2010, it harnesses the power of Chemical Markup Language (a chemistry specific XML), making it possible not only to author chemical content in Word, but also to include the data behind those structures. Together, these technologies make chemistry documents open, readable and easily accessible, not just to other humans, but also to other technologies.

With the Chemistry Add-in for Word, you can:

  • Improve classroom understanding of scientific information
  • Include chemical information in Word documents
  • Create 2-D views of chemical structures to promote visual learning
  • Enhance student creativity in class assignments and projects
  • Explore the periodic table to accelerate knowledge 
  • Incorporate chemical structures into tests and quizzes with ease

System requirements:

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, or XP SP3
  • Word 2007 or Word 2010 (RC or later)
  • VSTO

Limitations: Does not work with Word 2010 Beta

The Chemistry Add-in for Word is the product of a collaboration between Microsoft Research and the Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics at the University of Cambridge.

The Chemistry Add-in for Word was developed for Microsoft Education Labs. The Education Labs site is no longer live, but all of the prototype products formerly hosted there are now available through the Partners in Learning Network.


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