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
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.
- 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
- supports TeX import.
- Many predefined Shortcut keys for frequently
used Templates and Symbols are changed
- Shortcut keys for Greek characters are
supported by Command-G followed by 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
- 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
- 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)
- User Guide document is updated
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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,
- control-click on the
equation box to bring up the contextual
menu, and then select "Shift Baseline"
- 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
* 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
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
- MathMagic XTensions for QuarkXPress™
- MathMagic Pro Edition + MathMagic Plug-in
for Adobe InDesign™
- MathMagic Personal Edition for Mac OS X
- MathMagic Personal Edition for Windows
- 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:
||- 1 User pack: US$695.00.
||- 3 User pack: US$1,500.00.
- 5 User pack: US$2,100.00.
||For the full pricing information, please
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