Some Free February Appy-ness with a new piece of free software for teachers from Microsoft every day in February. Many of these items are unknown heroes, but they all share two things in common: 1) They are useful for teachers or students and 2) they are free.
Chemistry Add-in for Word
The Chemistry Add-in for Word gives students and teachers an easier way to insert, modify, and present chemical symbols and data sources within the familiar Microsoft Word environment. Use it to help younger students explore the periodic table and gain a better understanding of the scientific language, and guide the more advanced students to author and share more sophisticated chemistry papers and assignments.
Make chemistry documents easy to author, present, and share by harnessing the power of Microsoft Office and CML (Chemistry Markup Language)
With the Chemistry Add-In for Word, you’ll be able to insert and modify chemical information, such as labels, formulas and 2-D depictions, when creating papers with Microsoft Word. Designed for and tested on both Word 2007 and Word 2010, it harnesses the power of Chemical Markup Language (a chemistry-specific XML), making it possible not only to author chemical content in Word, but also to include the data behind those structures. Together, these technologies make chemistry documents open, readable and easily accessible, not just to other humans, but also to other technologies.
With the Chemistry Add-in for Word, you can:
- Improve classroom understanding of scientific information
- Include chemical information in Word documents
- Create 2-D views of chemical structures to promote visual learning
- Enhance student creativity in class assignments and projects
- Explore the periodic table to accelerate knowledge
- Incorporate chemical structures into tests and quizzes with ease
Where can I find out how to use it?
Where do I get the Chemistry Add-in for Word from?
You can find the link on the right hand side of this Microsoft Research page – under the Downloads title