Chemistry Add-in for Word - Version 1.0

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Reviewed:  4 reviews
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Change Set: fc72c8656113
Released: Feb 1, 2011
Updated: Feb 1, 2011 by jat45
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Release Notes

On February 1, 2011, we announced the availability of version 1 of the Chemistry Add-in for Word, as well as the assignment of the open source project to the Outercurve Foundation by Microsoft Research and the University of Cambridge.

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Any computer that can run Office 2007 or Office 2010.

Software Requirements

Your computer must have the following software:

Installation Instructions

To install Chemistry Add-in, do the following:
  1. Close all Word documents
  2. Download the Chemistry Add-in binaries from Version 1.0 Release
  3. Copy the Chemistry Add-in .zip file to your hard drive
  4. Extract the contents of the .zip file to a folder
  5. Navigate to that folder and run Setup.exe, which runs the standard MSI installation wizard
  6. Use the installation wizard to install the Chemistry Add-in
To verify the installation, launch Word. The ribbon should now include a Chemistry tab.

Building Instructions

To build Chemistry Add-in using Visual Studio 2010, do the following:
  1. Download and install the Chemistry Add-in
  2. Download the source code from
  3. Update the reference to Chem4Word.Font.dll in the Chem4Word.Addin project and point to the corresponding location in your local installation (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Chemistry Add-in for Word\Chem4Word.Font.dll)
  4. Build the Chem4Word.sln solution
  5. The Chemistry Add-in installer will then be generated and you can find it in the Chem4Word.Setup project


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Reviews for this release

I get this error when I try to run the setup.exe: The wizard cannot contunue until all system compnets have been successfully installed.
by jrijos on Feb 25, 2011 at 8:47 PM
So much fun
by Arcain on Feb 4, 2011 at 6:19 PM
Great product for both students and professionals working with chemical symbols and formulas!
by GHusman on Feb 4, 2011 at 4:37 PM
I have just installed v 1.0 of the chem plug-in. First-minute observations: * It seems odd that it shows on MS Word 2010 as a separate ribbon tab - and not on the plug-in ribbon tab. * After attempting to plug in several of the formulas pre-loaded with the plug-in, it doesn't work. I get an error window indicating "The method or operation is not implemented."
by chinaranger on Feb 3, 2011 at 7:20 PM