Add a structure

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You can add chemical structures to Microsoft Office applications by using the Add Structure function. Two different formats - Image and OLE format - can be used to insert chemical structures. You can preselect the format in the JChem for Office Options.


Select a

you want to add a structure to.

In case of Word documents and Outlook e-mail messages you can position the cursor somewhere in the document/e-mail message to specify the structure position.


Click on the Add button. Add_Button

The Add button can be found in the JChem ribbon in Edit section.


Structure editor window appears:


Marvin structure editor


Draw or load the structure in the window. At the bottom of the window in the ID Assigment part you can type any kind of IDs or textual parameters to the drawn structure, you can select smiles or name from a drop-down list. If this ID is specified it will be displayed below the structure.


Marvin structure editor with a structure


Click OK to transfer the specified structure to the MS Office application (or click Cancel to close the structure editor without any changes).

The structure is transferred to the selected



Structure in a Microsoft Word document



Structure with IUPAC name as ID in a Microsoft PowerPoint slide



Structure with SMILES string as ID in a Microsoft Outlook e-mail message


The structure can be repositioned by dragging it within the document/slide/e-mail message.

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