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Copy-Paste function works between Microsoft Excel and Marvin Sketch or any other external structure editors supporting the MDL CT format.

Copy a single structure to an external editor:

  1. Select a single structure.
  2. Right click to bring up the context menu.
  3. Click Copy.
  4. Click Paste in the target application.


Paste a single structure from an external editor:

  1. Copy the structure to the clipboard in the external editor. The Marvin .NET, ChemDraw, ISIS Draw and Symyx Draw structure editors are supported by this function.
  2. Select the target cell where you want to copy the structure.
  3. Right click to bring up the context menu.
  4. Click Paste Structure.


Note: In certain external editors, the preferences has to be modified so the structure is also placed on the clipboard in MDL CT format.


  1. Select structures with or without data on a worksheet.
  2. Copy it to the clipboard by using the Copy Copy buttons in ribbon and in right-click menu.




  1. Change to a structure editor application, e.g. Marvin, ISIS Draw, Symyx Draw, ChemDraw.
  2. After pasting  the structure, it will be displayed in the structure editor window.

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