Chemdraw and Office Breaking News

This just in. There appears to be a fix for round-trip editing on the Mac, at least with Word 2011. No word as to whether this makes it work on Office 2008. Our IT peeps haven’t got the new version installed yet so I can’t test in the wild for now.

CambridgeSoft and Microsoft are pleased to announce a solution for copy & paste interoperability between Microsoft Office for Mac and ChemDraw. It is well known that changes in Mac OS X affected the “round-trip” editing between productivity suites such as Office for Mac and iWork, and many third party programs such as ChemDraw. We are now pleased to let our user communities know that the issue has been solved with the release of ChemDraw 12.0.2 (and ChemBioDraw 12.0.2) and Office for Mac 2011 version 14.0.1. The updated products take advantage of meta information in PDF files to provide the necessary chemical information which supports “round-trip” editing. For more information, please see CambridgeSoft’s support page ( or Microsoft’s announcement at

Here’s hoping…


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