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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition v3.5 for Adobe® InDesign

MathMagic Pro Ed. v3.5
MathMagic Plug-in v1.0
Document Revision: 5
Date of Release: March 11, 2003

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

MathMagic Pro Edition 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.
This document contains the latest information about MathMagic Pro. Please read this document carefully before using the software.

MathMagic Pro Edition is newly branched from MathMagic Personal Edition since v3.5, to support Adobe InDesign. Most of the features are similiar to the Personal Edition. But Pro Edition comes with a MathMagic Plug-in which is installed in the InDesign's Plug-ins folder. The MathMagic Plug-in adds the MathMagic menu UI in the InDesign's Plug-ins menu and it interacts with the external MathMagic Pro application for equation editing.

MathMagic Pro & Personal Edition v3.x versions require an Authorization to run after the fully functional Trial period of 30 times of launch is expired.

* What's New (v3.5)
  • MathMagic Pro Edition is newly branched from the Personal Edition

  • A few File menu items are altered if the current equation editor window is opened by InDesign plug-in.
  • supports StyleSet management under Edit menu: Spacing, Style and Size settings are stored as a StyleSet file and can be switched easily. StyleSet files can be shared with other people to share the same working environment, which is located in the user/Documents/MathMagic User Data/StyleSets/.
  • supports TeX import.
  • Many predefined Shortcut keys for frequently used Templates and Symbols are changed and added.
  • Shortcut keys for Greek characters are supported by Command-G followed by a~z and A~Z.
  • Cmd-T, Cmd-K, Cmd-G shortcut keys added under Edit menu for Template input mode, Symbol input mode, and Greek input mode.
  • Equations exported as EPS & PICT formats can be edited later with MathMagic again. Creator is changed to MathMagic so that double-clicking on an exported(EPS or PICT) equation will open it with MathMagic application.
  • Wheel mouse is supported for scrolling(OS X only) mainly window, Clips window, and User item toolbar. Shift-scroll will move the scrollbar horizontly.
  • In the Spacing tab of Preferences window, user can set the margins between bounding frame and the real equation frame when exported. This will save users from manually specifying spacing between character and equation object when entering equations as inline graphics.

  • Fixed: when exported as EPS format on Mac OS X, the PostScript font name information is corrected.
  • Fixed: Application crashed when pressed the Tab key in a New window
  • Fixed: Application crashed when Undo -> Redo -> Tab key and/or cursor movement
  • Fixed: File extension(.mmf) added again whenever Saving As.
  • Improved: Authorization engine(PACE InterLok) is updated
  • User Guide document is updated

* How MathMagic Pro application and MathMagic Plug-in works

1. Installing

  • Install MathMagic Pro Edition(v3.5 or higher) and MathMagic Plug-in with the MathMagic Pro installer.
  • Make sure that MathMagic plug-in is installed in the following location.
    local:Applications:Adobe InDesign:Plug-ins:Equations:

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch Adobe InDesign application(v2.0.2 or higher is recommended).
  • 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:MathMagic Pro v3.5

  • 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.

  • 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

* System Requirements
  • Power Macintosh running
    - Mac OS X: 10.1.3 or later.
  • Adobe® InDesign™ v2.0.2 or newer
    (v2.0 or 2.0.1 is not tested.)
    (InDesign Japanese version is not tested.)
  • 5MB of available memory
  • About 15MB of hard disk space for 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 easily create every imaginable form of mathematical expressions with MathMagic.

MathMagic is available in a few different types:
  • MathMagic XTensions for QuarkXPress™
  • MathMagic Pro Edition + MathMagic Plug-in for Adobe InDesign™
  • MathMagic Personal Edition for Mac OS X & Classic
  • MathMagic Personal Edition for Windows OS
  • Java application or Applet : Available only for Bundle or source licensing

* MathMagic Pro & Personal Edition v3.x for Mac are Carbonized versions that work on both Mac OS X and Classic.

Fully functioal Demo versions are available for downloading at:

* Pricing
  - 1 User pack: US$695.00.
- 3 User pack: US$1,500.00.
- 5 User pack: US$2,100.00.

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