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Topic Title: Redraw all molecule images in Excel in .gif format
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Created On: 9/27/2017 2:49 PM
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 9/27/2017 2:49 PM
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I have a large spreadsheet with ~2000 unique molecules drawn. The size of the spreadsheet is becoming unwieldy. I noticed that about half of the molecules are drawn as .png files, and others are drawn as .gif.

Since .png files are generally 3-4 times the size of .gif files for these structures, I believe I could substantially reduce the size of my spreadsheet if all drawings were saved as .gifs.

Is there any way to force ChemDraw to redraw all molecules in the .gif format?

Thank you!


 10/13/2017 3:14 AM
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Our application including ChemDraw supports automation which can be used to do this. You have to write a script (VB Script/JavaScript etc.) that automates the process.

We do not have a sample script, but the information needed is freely available on our SDK web site. You can get more information from the following link.

If you don’t find what you need, we could probably produce it for you for a fee.


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