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How to Use ChemDraw with Office 2016 on Mac

ChemDraw is a popular software for drawing chemical structures and reactions. It is widely used by chemists, students, and researchers in various fields. However, if you are a Mac user and want to use ChemDraw with Office 2016, you may encounter some problems with the compatibility and functionality of the two applications. In this article, we will explain how to use ChemDraw with Office 2016 on Mac and provide some tips and tricks to make your work easier.

What is the problem?

The main problem that Mac users face when using ChemDraw with Office 2016 is the lack of OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) support. OLE is a technology that allows you to embed and edit objects from one application into another. For example, you can embed a ChemDraw object into a Word document and edit it directly within Word. This feature is available on Windows, but not on Mac.

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Without OLE support, you cannot edit ChemDraw objects within Office 2016 documents. You can only copy and paste them as static images, which means you lose the ability to modify them later. This can be frustrating and inconvenient, especially if you need to make changes or corrections to your chemical structures or reactions.

What is the solution?

Fortunately, there is a workaround that can help you use ChemDraw with Office 2016 on Mac. The solution is to paste ChemDraw objects as PDF files instead of images. PDF files are vector-based, which means they can preserve the quality and resolution of ChemDraw objects. They can also be edited by ChemDraw if you copy and paste them back from Office 2016 documents.

Here is the procedure to copy and paste ChemDraw objects as PDF files between ChemDraw and Office 2016 on Mac:

  • Copy (+C) from ChemDraw.

  • Paste as PDF (+Control+V), instead of drag and drop or a simple Paste, into an Office 2016 document.

  • To edit the ChemDraw object, copy (+C) from Office 2016.

  • Paste (+V) into ChemDraw.

  • Make the changes you want and repeat steps 1 and 2.

This method works for both Word and PowerPoint applications. However, there are some limitations and drawbacks that you should be aware of:

  • You cannot use the Paste Special option in Office 2016 to choose the format of the pasted object. You have to use the keyboard shortcut (+Control+V) to paste as PDF.

  • You cannot resize or crop the ChemDraw object within Office 2016. You have to adjust the size and layout in ChemDraw before copying it.

  • You cannot use the Format Picture option in Office 2016 to change the appearance or properties of the ChemDraw object. You have to use the tools in ChemDraw for that purpose.

  • You may encounter some compatibility issues with different versions of ChemDraw and Office 2016. For example, some users reported that round trip editing stopped working with PowerPoint after updating to MS Office 2016 v16.12. A possible solution is to paste the ChemDraw object into Word first, then copy and paste it back into ChemDraw.


In this article, we have shown you how to use ChemDraw with Office 2016 on Mac by pasting ChemDraw objects as PDF files. This workaround can help you preserve the quality and editability of your chemical structures and reactions in your documents. However, it also has some limitations and drawbacks that you should be aware of. We hope that this article has been helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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