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This is a continuation of a series of posts that began here. I learned an interesting lesson a few years ago when I was presenting our software on-site to a group of chemists. I began the demonstration by opening up an FID. The response from most of the room was a mix of confusion as...

This is the continuation of a series of posts that began here. Have you ever worked in an environment where there was a walk-up NMR lab? If yes, were you fortunate enough to have software in your office or lab where you could view, process, and print out your own plots at your convenience? If...

This post will mark the beginning of a series of several posts. Please note that for this particular series I am talking mostly about medicinal or synthetic chemists who acquire their own NMR data in an open access environment. Many chemists in the industry use our software, and when we were doing market research and...

One of the really nice things that has been available in our software for many years has been the ability to characterize multiplet patterns and coupling constants and to quickly generate a multiplet report like this one: 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6)  ppm 0.96 (t, J=7.30 Hz, 3 H) 1.27 (t, J=7.18 Hz, 6...

As I mentioned in my last post, with the release of Version 12 out of the door, there are many new and exciting things to explore in our latest release outside of the NMR Workbook. For me, one of the things that I continue to be amazed about are how much the little things matter...

I’ve been away for the better part of the last few months, haven’t been able to spend anytime blogging, and I apologize for those of you who have subscribed to the blog and anticipate hearing from me on a regular basis. During my travels I have had a lot of discussions about ACD/1D NMR Assistant...

To follow my post from yesterday, Rich made a very interesting comment that I was hoping to address in today’s post. He suggests that perhaps a NMR Lite would be a good approach. I gave reason as to why we didn’t take that approach and strip away existing features from 1D NMR Processor when developing...

I had a conversation with Geoff, one of my ACD/Labs colleagues just yesterday. He provided me with a great quote from a person he was talking to about software and usability. He said: "User-Friendly…hrmph…what that means to me is: love it for the first week, hate it forever!" I think that’s a great quote. I...

In a previous post, I asked the question, why does paper spectra continue to persist in chemistry? Of course there is the next challenge, as Rich Apodaca points out on his Depth-First Blog in an earlier post: The previous article in this series, suggested that the same dynamic applied to the compilation, management, and sharing...

Back to the chemists with their ELN who continue to resort to their paper spectra. Is it just an old habit? No. I think it is something else. In fact I think there are two major (and completely understandable) reasons why some chemist continue to resist the complete transition to the electronic world: One of...