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

MathMagic Pro Edition v6.71
MathMagic CS4 Plug-in v3.9
MathMagic CS3 Plug-in v3.7
MathMagic CS2 Plug-in v3.5
MathMagic CS Plug-in v3.2
MathMagic Plug-in v1.2.2
Date of Release: October 3, 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.

* What's New (v6.71)
  • Changed: Bold face can be applied to Root symbol to make the line thickness look thicker.
  • Changed: Bold face can be applied to Negate lines(slash, backslash, cross, horizontal and vertical lines).

  • Fixed: Bold and Italic face of MM~ TrueType fonts were not compatible with their OpenType face.
  • Fixed: The 2nd Fence Alignment option of Base-aligned could not be specified.
  • Fixed: Some File extensions not recognized in the Batch Conversion dialog.
  • Fixed: Reading incomplete LaTeX file or large LaTeX file now works better.
  • Fixed: Vec arrow accent not displayed on screen.

* What's New (v6.7)
  • Added: Batch conversion for multiple files/folders supported in File menu.
  • Added: Contextual menu added for right-button click or control-click in the main editor window.

  • Changed: Shortcut key assigned to Export menu(command-option-E), selecting PICT format for Personal Edition, EPS format for Pro Edition.
  • Changed: \top and \bot symbols are now handled as Relational Operator symbol in TeX spacing rule.

  • Fixed: Mid-bar fences now work better with fence alignment options.
  • Fixed: Fixed issues with multiple Spot colors in one equation.

* What's New (v6.51)
  • Changed: The Default text color for New document now gets the first color from the Application-wide color list instead of assigning a factory default black color.
  • Changed: Font name field in the Main toolbar expanded to show longer font names better.
  • Changed: Some Factory setting values changed in the Define Spacing dialog (Fence and Fraction) to improve equation shape.

  • Fixed: Overprint setting fixed for EPS files.

* What's New (v6.5)
  • Added: Color format and interface enhanced to support CMYK, RGB, Gray color separately, including the support for Process color and Spot color in EPS.
  • Added: New fence alignment(Fixed height) option added to Fence alignment dialog.
  • Added: "MathMagic User Data" folder automatically installed into ~/Documents/ folder when MathMagic is first launched.
  • Added: "Minimum Gap Below" field and "Nested Bar/Arrow Gap" field added to Defined Spacing - Over/Under Templates(Bar/Arrow) pane.

  • Changed: MathMagic Fonts folder can now be automatically installed across volumes.
  • Changed: Line spacing now feeds from baseline to baseline to make the line spacing remain same as much as possible.
  • Changed: MathMagic Fonts folder can now be automatically installed across volumes.
  • Changed: 'man' and 'mid' are removed from Function name table.
  • Changed: Do not use color definitions in StyleSet files so applying a new StyleSet does not add any unexpected colors.
  • Changed: "MathMagic User Data" folder renamed to "MathMagic User Data2" from v6.5 to maintain the backward compatibility.
  • Changed: Sample clips and sample StyleSet files revised.

  • Fixed: Could not open a .mmf file if the file is locked or on a locked volume .
  • Fixed: When StyleSet dialog is dismissed, the current window's setting returned to the Default setting regardless of the selection in the StyleSet dialog.
  • Fixed: A few MM~ default font names revised to use OpenType style name instead of TrueType format.
  • Fixed: Baseline of Harpoon arrows adjusted to align with normal arrows.
  • Fixed: Variable Upper/Lower Horizontal fence templates had fences too close to the body when the fence extended.
  • Fixed: When Copy as LaTeX selected from Edit menu for a colored part of an equation, there was an error message.
  • Fixed: Some cosmetic changes and minor bug fixes.

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
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later, including 10.6 Snow 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
    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
    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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