Drawing Chemical Structures with PLT for Windows

PLT is a program for producing chemical drawings and outputting them in a variety of formats (Author, Screen shot, Features, FAQ). It will run on all versions of Windows (95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7). PLT provides routines for producing all rings and line types used in chemical structures, formatted text material in any TrueType font installed on your system (including greek characters and special chemical characters like radical anion, radical cation, double dagger) and supports the use of color. Sample PLT drawings, some taken from the Windows Help file:

PLT can also produce images and files of chemical drawings in a several other formats, including Windows Metafiles (WMF, EMF), bitmaps (BMP, GIF, JPG), and PostScript (EPS) for transferring structures to other programs (such as word processors or page design programs). PLT can also create web pages (HTML and associated graphics files) from PLT drawings. For some Web pages created entirely with PLT see:

There are also routines for inserting bitmaps (BMP, GIF, JPG) into chemical drawings, creating X-Y graphs, drawing curves of the form y = f(x), and inserting NMR spectra into drawings, and tracing scanned NMR spectra. For PLT files containing NMR spectra and/or graphs see:

PLT also has a Slideshow mode which allows you to use a multipage PLT drawing to present a lecture, a la PowerPoint, but without having to paste graphics back and forth. In fact, the same PLT drawing can be used to print out hard copy or a PDF document, as slides to present a lecture, and as source for a web page.

There are many other Features. Frequently asked questions: FAQ.

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