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Symyx Draw

Symyx Draw 3.3, the latest of Symyx's chemical drawing applications and the successor to ISIS/Draw, is now available for download at no charge for academic and non-commercial personal use at www.symyx.com/getdraw

Usability and platform enhancements include:

  • Enhanced presentation graphics, in particular when transferring structures between Symyx Draw and Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint
  • Upgraded name-to-structure features supporting generation of structures from names that incorporate stereochemical (R/S/E/Z) labels

Notes: Symyx Draw 3.3 supports the latest Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and the 2007 Microsoft Office suite of business applications. In addition, Symyx Draw 3.3 is compatible with 64-bit operating systems.

 The description above is from Symyx Technologies Inc.

Chemistry Add-in for Word

Chemistry Add-in for Word is a collaboration between Microsoft Research and the Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics at the University of Cambridge. It is convenient for students, chemists and researchers to edit chemical information, such as labels, formulas and 2D depictions, from within Microsoft Word, which harnesses the power of Chemical Markup Language (XML for chemistry), making it possible to not only author chemical content in Word, but also to include the data behind those structures. 

The description above is from Microsoft Education Labs.

Chemistry Add-in for Word is available for free download. For more information or to download, please visit http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/chem4word/.