Libraries in Chem4Word are just what they say: collections of reusable chemistry, catalogued for quick access.
Chem4Word didn’t used to supply a Library. Early versions had the Gallery: a collection that was stored in a standard Word template, but this was clunky and error-prone.
Version 2.0 introduced the Library (singular!). We bundled a compact database with Chem4Word which allowed to you easily store and catalogue your own chemistry. Recent versions of Chem4Word added about 2000 natural products to the Library. We did this because we wanted to show off the speed and power of the new functionality.
Version 3.3 of Chem4Word includes vastly enhanced Libraries (note the plural!).
Chem4Word includes a brand new Library editor, this is activated by the ‘pencil’ icon in the Library pane:
All structures are fully editable. You can also add your own tags to structures. Permissions permitting, you can export or import structures to several different file formats such as CML or molfiles.
You can create your own libraries and distribute them to your friends, co-workers and pupils!
Chem4Word 3.3 supports multiple libraries. The Library pane now hosts a dropdown where you can select your active library:
You can have as many libraries as you want – disk space permitting, of course! (But who worries about disk space these days?)
You can fully configure your libraries through the Settings dialog: Note that by design the active library can’t be removed. Locked libraries are for system use and can’t be edited.
Chem4Word supports fully-secured libraries containing licensed content. We now can host libraries which are licensed on a per-machine and per-individual basis. Our own content will be available to download, such as collections of named chemical reactions! You will need to click on the “Download a Library” button shown above.
We hope you enjoy and make good use of this exciting new functionality!