Using Chemistry Add-In for Word

A quick course for beginners and experts alike!
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (50 ratings)
2,043 students
38min of on-demand video
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Easily add chemical structures to a Microsoft Word document.
Prepare their own publication-quality papers containing chemistry
Search for and incorporate public chemistry into their Word documents


  • A Windows PC running Word 2010+ and Internet Explorer 11+
  • Good understanding of Chemistry
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Word


The Chemistry Add-In for Word - or Chem4Word - is a free way of adding chemistry to your Microsoft Word documents!

Take this course to understand how Chem4Word works, and how to use it productively and easily.  Get producing rich, semantically aware-scientific documents with minimal effort.

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Draw chemistry in Word documents

  • Include public chemical structures with minimal effort

  • And produce your own, publication-quality chemical papers!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to incorporate chemistry into their Word documents


Project Manager, Software Analyst and Developer
Clyde Davies
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 50 Reviews
  • 2,043 Students
  • 1 Course

I have over 25 years experience working with IT systems, particularly in scientific informatics, programming Windows and systems analysis.  Like many professional programmers, I didn't start out studying computer science.  In fact, my formal CS education has been minimal.  I trained as a chemist and was all set for a career in research, until, one day I realised I'd was fed up with it all and needed a break.

During that time that research students call 'writing up', I'd found out I was rather good with computers and enjoyed getting them to do ever more challenging things.  I enjoyed it so much I bought my first PC, a single processor '386 with a thirty megabyte hard disk! I also purchased what was the first ever copy of Visual Basic and settled down to teach myself how to program Windows. 

Twenty five self-taught years lapsed and I had a solid track record in professional software development, particularly in scientific informatics. I managed projects now but I still write software for sheer pleasure and interest. I keep my hand in by running the Chemistry Add-In for Word (Chem4Word) project in my spare time.

I'm by no means a 'natural' but I enjoy what I do and my experience shows that anyone who is keen and committed can build a satisfying and rewarding career in software, even without formal training.  It's a lot easier than you think, providing you know where to find the best training materials.  

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