Well, you’re reading this post, so that you obviously already know that the Chem4Word project has a new website. We’re a very small group of people working on, what we believe, is a very useful add-in for Microsoft Word.
There are plenty of applications that allow users to draw chemical structures, but the unique point of this add-in is that chemistry information is actually stored within the Microsoft Word document file. The image that you see in the document is simply a representation of the underlying chemical information in a human-readable form. Embedded in the document file is an XML structure which represents the chemical structure in Chemical Markup Language.
I’m sure that, at some point, one of us will try to explain why we think that this is important. In the meantime, get yourself a copy of the latest version, and have a look at the high quality chemical structures that you can import or draw in your Microsoft Word documents!