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[Math+Magic]™ Personal Edition for Mac

MathMagic Personal Edition v8.52
Date of Release: April 18, 2013

Thank you for choosing MathMagic, the ultimate equation editor on the planet!

MathMagic Personal Edition is a stand-alone equation editor application for editing any mathematical expressions and symbols with easy-to-use graphical interface and various powerful features. MathMagic Personal Edition works well with any word processors, presentation software like Keynote or PowerPoint, DTP layout software like Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress.

This page contains the latest information regarding the current version of MathMagic Personal Edition.

* Key Features

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* Notice

* What's New (v8.52 - April 18, 2013)
  • Added: "Save As" dialog now supports saving in other formats as well as MathMagic native MMF. Saving directly to non-MathMagic formats are supported.

  • Changed: "Export" sub-menu options are combined into the Save As dialog. Default setting for Export path removed from the Import/Export Options - Path pane.
  • Changed: Double-arrow lines improved. Harpoon drawing improved.
  • Changed: Factory default value for the Arrow line thickness is slightly increased.

* What's New (v8.51 - April 3, 2013)
  • Added: "Turn Off Anti-Aliasing for Text" option added to Preferences -> Misc tab, which is useful for Transparent PNG when the image is to be placed on a non-white background.
  • Added: Transparent PNG format is supported with an option to set the background color to White in the File - Import/Export Options dialog.
  • Added: Copy as PNG added to Edit menu.
  • Fixed: Crashed on Mac OS X 10.6x if a Template or Symbol palette was detached by dragging out instead of right-button click.

  • Changed: InDesign CS5, CS5.5 and CS6 plug-ins are updated. Changing all equations in the current InDesign page supported.

* What's New (v8.5 - March 21 2013)
  • Added: Box Frame template palette now adds more Frame types including Circle, Oval, Round Rect and several more with decorated corner options. Line thickness and other settings are added to Define Spacing -> Framed and Circled Box pane.
  • Added: Two shortcut keys added for LaTeX users and other equation editor users: '^' key makes a superscript box and '_' key (underscore) makes a subscript box, if not typed in the beginning of a box or in a LaTeX stream.
  • Added: "Use Line Drawing for Angled Fences" checkbox added to the Define Spacing - Fences pane to let user fine-control the line thickness and shape of some fences.
  • Added: Two more Sigma symbols added to Define Shape dialog -> Sum symbol shape.(Classic shape and Eastern Thin shape)
  • Added: Define Spacing -> Negate pane has two more settings: separate Under-hang and Side gap for more control over strike-thru lines.
  • Added: \cbrt for cube root and \qdrt for quad root expressions are recognized when reading LaTeX.
  • Added: Current Character Info area shows more info about Integral, Accents, and other large operator symbols when selected by option-click.
  • Added: MMVariable and MMaVariable fonts are replaced by MMVariable2 and MMaVariable2 for a better fence quality when stretched and overlapped.
  • Added: MMVariableA~D and MMaVariableA~D fonts are replaced by simple MMVariableF and MMaVariableF fonts.

  • Changed: Some of the Factory Setting values changed to improve the equation quality.
  • Changed: The border lines are connected if two Rectangle Frames entered continuously.
  • Changed: The default values of Left margin and Right margin changed to 2 pt from 1 pt.
  • Changed: The default value of Strike-thru line in Negate pane is changed to 0.5 pt.
  • Changed: The gap between Frame templates is removed now so frames can be connected to the next.
  • Changed: Left or Right Accents can be lowered further up to -200% in the Define Spacing -> Template Accents.
  • Changed: MMa Symbol fonts in Sub-subscript box now use MMa ~S instead of MMa ~SS.
  • Changed: Personal Edition has the EPS format removed from the Save As options and Batch convert options although Personal Edition still can open EPS .
  • Changed: Increased the Maximum Nudge distance.

  • Fixed: Other Size dialog did not accept 15pt or bigger value for some size units.
  • Fixed: Bold face could not be applied to some Fence templates.
  • Fixed: StyleSet list was not updated until MathMagic was launched again.
  • Fixed: Recognizes Windows .ttf fonts better.
  • Fixed: Main Toolbar now shows no font size and no font face if the current selection does not have an equal size or face.
  • Fixed: Entering the Square or Cubic superscript moves the cursor to the next of the script box automatically.
  • Fixed: Left-Right fences can have Bold setting separately while the applying of Bold face to the Left fence also applied to the Right fence in the previous versions.

Please read the Version History for more details.

* System Requirements
  • Intel Macintosh
    (Universal Binary version for PowerPC available separately)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later, including 10.8 Mountain Lion
    (Mac OS X 10.4 ~ 10.5 can use MathMagic v8.1x or older)
  • About 30MB of hard disk space for a complete installation

* What is MathMagic, or [Math+Magic]™

MathMagic is an Equation editor for all users ranging from novices, students, teachers, higher education, and to the high-end desktop publishers.
It provides you with very easy user interface and yet powerful features in making equations. You can create every imaginable form of mathematical expressions with MathMagic easily and quickly.

MathMagic is available in a few different configurations:
  • MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign™ 2.0 ~ CS6
  • MathMagic Prime Edition for large publishers
  • MathMagic Personal Edition
  • MathMagic Lite Edition (Free)

Fully functional Trial versions are available for downloading at:

  • Trial version can be switched to a full version when a serial number is entered into the authorization dialog. There is no separate installer or application for Trial version. One same regular installer and its installed application works as a trial mode if you do not enter a valid serial number.

* Pricing
  • Regular Full version: US$69.00.
    • With 2-year free upgrade: $89.00
    • 2-Month subscription License: $20.00
    • 6-Month subscription License: $30.00
  • Academic Full version: US$49.00.
    • With 2-year free upgrade: $69.00
    • 2-Month subscription License: $20.00
    • 6-Month subscription License: $30.00
  • Multi-user pricing info available here.
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* History of Older Versions
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