Last week Microsoft Research released version 1 of the Chemistry Add-in for Word (2007-2010).
It`s a good day for al people who work in the chemistry branch or are fond of XML. The Word Addin uses the Chemical Markup Language (CML)— a chemistry-specific XML.
The Chemistry Add-in for Word makes it easier to insert and modify chemical information, such as labels, formulas, and 2-D depictions, within Microsoft Office Word. Additionally, it 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.
By using Chemical Markup Language (CML)—a chemistry-specific XML—the Chemistry Add-in for Word makes it possible not only to author chemical content in Word 2007 and 2010, but also to include the data behind those structures. The Chemistry Add-in and CML help make chemistry documents open, readable, and easily accessible to humans as well as other technologies. The Chemistry Add-in supports publishing and data-mining scenarios for authors, readers, publishers, and others throughout the chemical information community.
In case you want to read the press release, you should have a look here.
The download can be found at chem4word.codeplex.com/releases/
For more information I recommand that you take a look at the official site; research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/chem4word/