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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign
for Mac OS X

MathMagic Pro Edition v6.07
MathMagic CS4 Plug-in v3.5
MathMagic CS3 Plug-in v3.31
MathMagic CS2 Plug-in v3.2
MathMagic CS Plug-in v3.2
MathMagic Plug-in v1.2.2
Date of Release: February 16, 2009

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

MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign is an equation editor mainly for use with Adobe InDesign software in editing any mathematical expressions and symbols with WYSIWYG interface and various powerful features.

* Key Features

Click here to see the key features of MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign.

* Notice
  • The Universal Binary version of MathMagic Pro 6 for InD application may not be selected from Plug-ins -> MathMagic -> Preferences dialog -> Find button. Please launch MathMagic Pro 6 InD application manually first and leave it running. We hope to release a newer MathMagic Plug-in in the future to address this issue.
  • MathMagic v5.42 or newer does not come with a native installer anymore. MathMagic on Mac OS X can now be installed manually by Drag&Drop. For the details, please refer to the "Manual Install" document in the disk image, or Installation Guide from

* What's New (v6.07)
  • Added: Message added to remind the License expiration.

  • Changed: Default setting values for Define Spacing changed, such as Line Thickness, Root slope.
  • Changed: Bold face can be applied to TeX styles such as Fraktur and Blackboard Bold.

  • Fixed: Some Greek symbols were not handled as GREEK style on Intel Macs.
  • Fixed: Opens .mmf file extension correctly on Intel Macs.

  • ADDED: New MathMagic CS4 Plugin for InDesign CS4 added in MathMagic Pro for InDesign.
* What's New (v6.05)
  • Added: 150% view rate added to View menu as a predefined option.

  • Changed: Default value for Fence vertical alignment changed to "Base aligned, Height fixed".

  • Fixed: On Mac OS X 10.5, the cursor moved to near the last clicked position when clicking on a pop sub palette.
  • Fixed: MathMagic .wmf file created on Windows OS could not be opened on Intel Mac.
  • Fixed: More file extensions are recognized when opened or Drag and Dropped on to the application icon.
  • Fixed: Large Operator alignment dialog now shows guide images.
  • Fixed: Root symbol in PICT format has a better slope line.
  • Fixed: Two byte characters could not be typed on Intel Macs(Asian versions).
* What's New (v6.04)
  • Added: Japanese and Korean translations added so user can select its User Interface and message from Finder -> Get Info of MathMagic application or System Preferences -> International.

  • Fixed: MathMagic on Intel Mac could not get the correct Postscript font name from some fonts
  • Fixed: Blackboard Bold and Calligraphic TeX styles works only for the available characters in each font
* What's New (v6.03)
  • Added: MathMagic equations inserted in MS Word on Windows can be drag&dropped or copy&pasted into MathMagic window
  • Added: MathType(tm) 6 equations inserted in MS Word 2008 Mac can be drag&dropped or copy&pasted into MathMagic window.

  • Changed: Clipboard PDF format improved to make it work better with Adobe InDesign.

  • Fixed: DVORAK and other European keyboard layouts are supported for Magic control shortcut key.
* What's New (v6.02)
  • Added: Various files can be Drag and Droped from Finder to MathMagic window to open: MathML(.mml or .xml), TeX or LaTeX(.tex or .txt), PICT, EPS, PDF, GIF, JPEG, WMF.
  • Added: supports Drag and Drop of PDF equation(from other applications) and Wiki equation(from a web browser) to MathMagic editor window.

  • Fixed: Missing font message displayed unexpectedly when a Style is selected from Style menu.
* What's New (v6.01)
  • Changed: PDF format in the default clipboard format is turned OFF for better compatiblity with automatic baseline feature when copy&pasted into a text line of a few word processors.

  • Fixed: The baseline of Inline PICT image was not automatically aligned on Intel Macs.
  • Fixed: \mathbb, \mathcal, \mathfrak TeX styles were not maintained when a TeX expression is pasted.
* What's New (v6.0)
  • Universal Binary version. Runs fast on both Intel based Macintoshes and PowerPC Macs.
  • PDF supported for Exporting and Copying. So high quality MathMagic equations can be pasted in modern Mac OS X applications more conveniently.
  • Blackboard Bold, Calligraphic, and Fraktur styles supported from the Symbol palette and Style -> More TeX Styles sub menu. Default font "MMa Fermat" for 'Blackboard Bold', "MMa Pascal" for 'Calligraphic', "MMa Fraktur" for 'Fraktur' should be installed to display those symbols correctly. Future version will allow user to set these fonts.
  • Import/Export options dialog now adds user-selectable Clipboard format.
  • MathType MTEF annotation in MathML data can be imported.
  • Clipboard format for Copy or Cut command can be selected by user from Import/Export options dialog.
  • Editor window now displays both Template and Symbol buttons in each row for fast selection without switching.

  • Changed: Magic control key now supports control-arrow keys to navigate thru the palettes(left, right, up, down) as well as control-tab and control-shift-tab keys.

  • Fixed: MathType conversion improved, especially when more than multi colors used.
  • Fixed: Magic key of control-shift-1 or a few other UserItem items entered a series of items, which was used for internal testing purpose.

Please read Version History for the details.

* How MathMagic Pro application and MathMagic Plug-in works

Please refer to the User Guide manual for the details: III. 8 Using MathMagic Plug-in in Adobe InDesign.

1. Installing

  • Please read the "Manual Install" document found in the downloaded disk image for the step by step instruction.
  • Make sure that MathMagic plug-in is installed in the following location.
    local:Applications:Adobe InDesign:Plug-ins:

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch Adobe InDesign CS4 (or CS3 ~ CS) application.
  • Make a new InDesign document or open a document.
  • Select the Plug-ins menu -> MathMagic sub-menu.
  • Choose "New Equation" item to create an equation.
    If the cursor is located in the text box, the equation will be inserted in the cursor position as an In-line Graphic(ILG). Otherwise, the equation will be placed as an EPS graphic on where you click the mouse.
  • You may select the Sigma tool button from the floating main toolbar to create an equation box, and then drag a rectangle in the document to specify the location of an equation once created by the external MathMagic Pro.
  • You may also control-click(or right button click) while the cursor is in the text box, so that you can choose the "New Equation" from the contextual menu.
  • If you either select "New Equation" menu or drag a rectangle with th Sigma tool, MathMagic Pro application will be launched, if not running already, and an empty equationd editor window will be opened. In case MathMagic Pro application is not launched automatically within a few seconds, please launch the application manually from the following location.
    :Applications:MathMagic Pro Edition:

  • Enter any equation in the MathMagic editor window, and then Close(cmd-W) or Save(cmd-S) the window. This will send the equation to the InDesign document back.

3. Editing Equations

  • Choose "Edit Equation..." item to edit the currently selected equation. Or, just double-click on the equation box to open it with the external MathMagic Pro application for editing. You may also control-click on the equation to bring up the contextual menu, after changing the cursor to the Arrow tool.
  • After creating or editing of equation with the external MathMagic Pro, just close the equation editor window so that the equation is placed in the InDesign document.

4. Changing the Baseline and Bounding margins

  • The baseline of all equations will be automatically adjusted. But if you want to lower or raise the baseline, you may do so.
    • just change the cursor to the arrow cursor and move the equation box by dragging to where you desire, or
    • control-click on the equation box to bring up the contextual menu, and then select "Shift Baseline" item, or
    • select an equation box and choose "Shift Baseline" menu from the MathMagic plug-in menu
  • You may also customize the bounding margin gaps(left, right, top, bottom) of the equation, by specifying other value from the last item of Define Spacing window.

5. Assigning Shortcut keys to MathMagic menu items

  • Install MathMagic plug-in by the instruction
  • Launch InDesign application and make sure that MathMagic plug-in is loaded under Plug-Ins menu.
  • Select Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts... menu item from InDesign's menubar.
  • In the "Keyboard Shortcuts" dialog, click "Product Area" popup menu, and select "MathMagic" item.
  • Assign your preferred shortcut key, such as "cmd-shift-]" for "New Equation", "cmd-shift-[" for "Edit Equation".

* System Requirements
  • PowerPC or Intel Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.4 or later including 10.5 Leopard
    For Mac OS X 10.3.9 or earlier, please use v5.8x.
  • Adobe InDesign v2.0.1, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4
  • About 20MB of hard disk space for complete installation
* Pricing
  • Free to try
  • MathMagic Pro 1-User: US$499.00 ($695.00 with 2-year Free upgrade)
    • Upgrade with additional 2-year free upgrades: $399.00
    • 1-Month License: $75.00

  • MathMagic Pro Academic 1-User: US$299.00 ($399.00 with 2-year Free upgrade)
    • Upgrade with additional 2-year free upgrades: $299.00
    • 1-Month License: $50.00

  • Multi-user price available here

For the full pricing information, please visit our online store.

* History of Older Versions

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