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



MathMagic Pro Edition v8.91
(Included Plug-ins)
New MathMagic CC 2014 Plug-in v10.0
New MathMagic CC Plug-in v7.11
New MathMagic CS6 Plug-in v6.31
New MathMagic CS5.5 Plug-in v5.71
MathMagic CS5 Plug-in v5.11
MathMagic CS4 Plug-in v4.01
Date of Release: August 20, 2014

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.


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* What's New (v8.91 - Aug 20, 2014)
  • Added: Bold face can be applied to many more Template symbols and line drawings from Style menu, such as Fraction bar, Division, Root, Over bar, Negate, and more.
  • Fixed: Crashed when Undo command selected after some Font Size or Face applied.
  • Fixed: Right-Paren symbol in Division templates not worked with Bold face.
* What's New (v8.9 - July 29, 2014)
  • Fixed: Define Spacing dialog not displayed in the recent build.
  • Fixed: Reading MathML improved.
  • Fixed: Oval frame had an unexpected line randomly when saved in EPS.
* What's New (v8.8 - March 5, 2014)
  • Added: Large Symbol Template palette includes more large symbols as well as user-selectable large symbols. The dialog also supports changing the Symbol.


  • Added: New fonts added - MMSchoolRD family and MMTextBookB family.


  • Added: Define Size dialog shows the converted size value of the selected field in the main Full size unit for convenience.
  • Added: Some Template palettes have new predefined frequently used templates.
  • Fixed: a few minor 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 manually installed in the following location.
    :Applications:Adobe InDesign CC:Plug-ins:

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch Adobe InDesign CC (or CSx) 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
  • Intel Macintosh
    (Universal Binary version for PowerPC available separately)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 ~ 10.9 Mavericks
    (Mac OS X 10.4 ~ 10.5 can use MathMagic v8.1x or older)
  • Adobe InDesign CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC (Creative Cloud), CC 2014
  • About 30MB 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)
    • 2-Month License: $100.00
    • 6-Month License: $200.00

  • MathMagic Pro Academic 1-User: US$299.00
    ($399.00
    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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