This is a set of resources which are very useful to anyone who usually writes chemistry docuements or papers using Word Processors and ChemDraw
It has been a while since I published my last post on Chemistry Hall; I have been really busy, but I will try to update our website as much as possible from now on. As a compensation, I will be gifting all of you with some resources that will help you improving your performance writing chemistry-related documents in word processors, like Microsoft Word. At the end, a final really useful ChemDraw bonus can also be found.
Using a chemistry spell-check dictionary:
As I write this document, or any other that has at least a bit something to do with chemistry, a fact comes true: I will be using the functions “add to the dictionary”, “ignore once” and “ignore all” all the time… Well, this time-consuming activity seems to be over with this package!
Someone called Adam M. Azman created a chemistry spell-check dictionary for Word Processors. This free downloadable spell-checker add-on checks the spelling (in American English) of more than 100,000 technical chemistry words. These words are not found in the user’s native dictionary: chemical compounds, systematic nomenclature fragments, laboratory techniques, and chemical descriptors are included. The spell-check file supplements, but does not overwrite, any native or custom dictionaries already functioning on the user’s computer.
You can also download directly the package by clicking HERE
It should work in any word processor not just in MS Word. I happen to only have tested it out there and it works just perfectly! Following the author’s instructions, it is compatible with Microsoft Word, iWork, and OpenOffice.org Writer and works on PC, Macintosh, or Linux systems. An installation file is included in the downloadable zip. It was compiled by an organic chemist, but will be useful for chemists of all disciplines.
Of course, this is not all for today. Now we will be discussing an useful trick to increase your performance writing this kind of word documents we have been talking about.