Microsoft Corporation, CambridgeSoft Corporation
Chemists, students, and other scientists use ChemDraw (a software program developed by CambridgeSoft) to model chemical structures , and they use Office for Mac (a suite of software programs developed by Microsoft) for various productivity needs, including: note taking; technical papers other communications such as articles for peer review, theses, dissertations, and memos; conference presentations; and more . Such users of both ChemDraw and Office for Mac were able to copy chemical structures from ChemDraw into Office for Mac documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in Office 2004 but not in Office 2008. ChemDraw versions prior to version 12.0.2 provided chemical information to Office for Mac through undocumented features of the deprecated PICT image format: this worked in Office 2004 (which supported the PICT format) but not in Office 2008 (which removed major PICT format support consistent with contemporary Mac OS X software engineering best practices). In contrast, ChemDraw version 12.0.2 provides chemical information to Office for Mac through the supported PDF image format, and Office for Mac 2011 version 14.0.1 implements changes that support this use of the PDF image format . Results include improved copy & paste interoperability between Office for Mac 2011 version 14.0.1  and ChemDraw version 12.0.2: users can edit chemical structures in ChemDraw, copy and paste those structures from ChemDraw into Office 2011 documents, copy those structures back to ChemDraw from those documents, and continue editing those structures in ChemDraw.
Blair Neumann - Program Manager, Office for Mac