Chemistry students have a new tool for writing a thesis or dissertation. Chem4Word v. 1.0 was launched in February 2011 according to a recent Microsoft Research press release .
”Designed for and tested on both Microsoft Office Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010, Chem4Word harnesses the power of Chemical Markup Language (XML for Chemistry), making it possible not only to author chemical content in Word, but also to include the data behind those structures.”
“The platform makes it easier for scientists, students and researchers to insert and modify chemical information, such as labels, formulas and 2-D depictions, within Microsoft Word. The add-in enables the creation of inline chemical zones, the rendering of print-ready visual depictions of chemical structures, and the ability to store and expose chemical information in a semantically rich manner across the worldwide chemistry community.”
Chem4Word is available for download at http://chem4word.codeplex.com/releases
~submitted by Stephanie Larrison