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[Math+Magic]™ Pro for Adobe InDesign
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MathMagic Pro for InDesign 9.84 (64-bit)
(for macOS 10.14 Mojave and newer)
Date of Release: March 15, 2023

(Included Plug-ins)
New MathMagic CC 2023 Plug-in (v18)
New MathMagic CC 2022 Plug-in (v17)

MathMagic Pro Edition v9.77 (32-bit)
(for Mac OS X 10.6 ~ macOS 10.14 Mojave)
Date of Release: November 28, 2022

(Included Plug-ins)
New MathMagic CC 2021 Plug-in v16.0
MathMagic CC 2020 Plug-in v15.0
MathMagic CC 2019 Plug-in v14.0
MathMagic CC 2018 Plug-in v13.0
MathMagic CC 2017 Plug-in v12.0
MathMagic CC 2015 Plug-in v11.0
MathMagic CC 2014 Plug-in v10.0
MathMagic CC Plug-in v7.11
MathMagic CS6 Plug-in v6.31

If you are using macOS X 10.14 or older, please use the 32-bit version.
If you are using macOS X 10.14 or newer, please use the 64-bit version.

On macOS X 10.14, you can use both 32-bit version and 64-bit version. The 32-bit version may have a bit more features available. The 64-bit version may offer you more modern user interface.

If you need to use MathMagic Pro with InDesign CC 2022 or newer,
please use the 64-bit version (v9.8x or newer).
If you need to use MathMagic Pro with InDesign CC 2021 or older,
please use the 32-bit version (v9.7x).

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.

(Click the following image to see the full sized.)

* What's New (v9.84 - March 15, 2023)
  • Changed: Auto-save feature removed from Preferences - Misc.
  • Fixed: Clips were not saved when running on some 2-byte macOS environments.
  • Fixed: Print command printed control characters. Sometimes it printed the Clips window after a clip was selected.
  • Fixed: MathMagic could not check the latest version or crashed on some non-Gregorian calendar environments due to the non-standard date format.

  • Fixed: Copying and Pasting coloured equation into a new editor window did not maintain the original colours.
  • Fixed: Applying some StyleSets and Applying Default style to a selected part did not work in some cases.
* What's New (v9.83 - February 8, 2023)
  • Added: User Item Toolbar is supported. Dragging a palette button onto the User Item Toolbar to register, dragging within the User Item Toolbar to rearrange, and command-click to remove the item now work.
  • Added: MMaExtra fonts are added for SVG font embedding and some SVG fonts are updated.
  • Changed: Some User Interface improved or fixed.
  • Fixed: A few buttons from Symbol palettes unexpectedly displayed the Preferences dialog.
* What's New (v9.82 - December 28, 2022)
  • Added: Mouse wheel scrolling while pressing option key or shift-option keys supports zoom in/out of the editor window.
  • Added: "Close All" command for multiple editor windows supported.
  • Added: Window -> "Hide/Show/Close all detached palettes" command supported.
  • Added: Main Toolbar -> "Hide/Show all detached palettes" button supported.
  • Added: option-click in the Close box of a detached palette closes all detached palettes.
  • Added: Window -> "Reset Location of all Floating window" command supported.
  • Added: Speech expression and Math Speech format improved.
  • Added: Define Spacing dialog -> More.. options and a few other options are restricted for Personal and Lite Editions.
  • Fixed: The position of the first subscript in an imported LaTeX expression was incorrect.
  • Fixed: Some other minor improvements.
* What's New (v9.81 - December 11, 2022)
  • Added: LaTeX, Plain TeX, MathML, Speech and some other text based formats supported for reading and saving.
  • Added: File -> Import/Export Options... dialog has more items supported.
  • Added: Edit -> Speak All / Selection command supported.
  • Added: Editor windows are cascaded when multiple windows are opened.
  • Added: More Function names are supported for Text-To-Speech.
  • Fixed: Some other minor improvements.
* What's New (v9.77r - November 28, 2022)
  • Added: Some more SVG fonts added for Font embedding.
  • Added: SVG drawing improved for a few templates.
* What's New (v9.77 - August 4, 2022)
  • Added: 10 more Function names added to support automatic Fuction style.
  • Added: Reads JPEG files created with MathMagic 64-bit versions, for the compatibility with future 64-bit versions of MathMagic.
  • Fixed: fixed some crashing issues with pasting large equations.
* What's New (v9.76 - March 1, 2022)
  • Added: Clips folder now supports .mmf file format if they are added manually and for the compatibility with future 64-bit versions of MathMagic which will have .mmf format for Clips as well.
  • Added: Up to 256 clips are now supported in the Clips window.(increased from 128)
  • Added: Preview of additional Line types supported for Frames and Corners dialog.
  • Added: Macro options are explained in detail for File naming and for Directory path on a separate Help window: Save As... dialog, Batch Convert... dialog, Import/Export Options dialog: Paths pane.
  • Changed: Matrix template palette items are rearranged.
  • Fixed: Frame background color not displayed correctly for two new frames.
  • Fixed: LaTeX supports a few more frame box types.
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 manually installed in the following location.
    :Applications:Adobe InDesign CC:Plug-ins:

  • Then, run MathMagic Pro application to let MathMagic finish the its own installation and setup, and leave it running.
  • Then, run InDesign application, open PLug-ins -> MathMagic -> Preferences... dialog to adjust the default setting if desired.

  • Now, it is ready to insert a New Equation in your InDesign document (in a Text box as an Inline Graphic object, or as a floating layer object).

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch Adobe InDesign CC 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. Applying a StyleSet to equations in InDesign document

  • Right-button click on any equation and select "Apply StyleSet..." command from the contextual menu, or from MathMagic - Apply a StyleSet to this Equation command.
  • Or, select one equation, or drag-select a range of text to include multiple equations, or select a Text box, then go to Plug-ins - MathMagic - Apply StyleSet command.
  • Select one StyleSet from the list. Then, specify the scope to apply the StyleStyle: the selection equation, the current Text box, the current Page, or the whole document. Then, click "Apply".
  • The maximum number to Apply a StyleSet is 100 equations at a time. If the selected range includes more than 100, please select smaller area and try again.
  • If multiple equations are in the specified area, it may take a while to apply a StyleSet to all the equations in the scope.
  • If no equation is found in the specified area, or if more than 100 equations, there will be an error message.
  • After applying a StyleSet to all specified equations, there will be a Completion message with the total applied number of equations.
  • If just one equation is selected, the completion message may not be displayed.

6. 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 (64-bit)
  • Intel Macintosh or Apple silicon Macintosh
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave ~
  • About 50MB of Hard disk space
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2022, CC 2023
* System Requirements (32-bit)
  • Intel Macintosh
  • Mac OS X 10.6 ~ macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • About 60MB of Hard disk space
  • Adobe InDesign CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC (Creative Cloud), CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019, CC 2020, CC 2021
  • (For Adobe InDesign CC 2022 and CC 2023, please use MathMagic Pro v9.8 or newer)
* Pricing
  • Free to try
  • MathMagic Pro 1-User: US$499.00
    with 2-year Free upgrade)
    • 2-Month License: $100.00
    • 6-Month License: $200.00

  • MathMagic Pro Academic 1-User: US$299.00
    with 2-year Free upgrade)

  • Multi-user price available here

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

* History of Older Versions

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