When I double click on a ChemDraw structure in MS Word 5.0 or 5.1, the Word graphics editor launches instead of ChemDraw.
There are three reasons why this might happen:
1. You are not using Word 5.0 or 5.1. EGO for Word only works with Word 5.0-5.1.
2. Ego for Word is not in the Word Commands folder for Microsoft Word 5.x.
3. The ChemDraw structure has been edited with the Microsoft Word drawing tools, so that it is no longer a ChemDraw graphic. If it is no longer a ChemDraw graphic, you will not be able to edit it with ChemDraw. To see if this is true, copy the structure Microsoft Word, and paste it into ChemDraw. See if you can edit it by adding a bond or attaching an atom label to the structure. If you canUt, then it is no longer a ChemDraw structure, so double clicking on it in Word will not bring up the ChemDraw tools.