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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition v4.0.1 for AdobeÆ InDesignô

MathMagic Pro Ed. v4.0.1
MathMagic Plug-in v1.1
Document Revision: 7
Date of Release: June 30, 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
Æ InDesignô software in editing any mathematical expressions and symbols with WYSIWYG interface and various powerful features.

  • 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 v4.0 does not rely on InterLok™ copy protection engine any more. So it will ask you to "Authorize" again when you launch it even though you have authorized your previous copy of MathMagic on your computer. Please use the previous "Customer #" and "Serial #" for the authorization, if you bought MathMagic in the past. Otherwise, you may use MathMagic as "Trial" mode up to 30 times before you decide to buy.
  • MathMagic v4.0 will ask you to download a newer version when a newer version is released. And then it will be expired.

* What's New (v4.0.1)
  • Gray scale EPS is supported under Export menu when exporting gray or color equations in EPS format.
  • The name of EPS files created by MathMagic Plugiin is now more readable and it has .eps extension for better compatibility. Equation contained EPS files name like: EQ-MMDD-xxxxx.eps, where MMDD is Month and Date, xxxxx is a unique random number. Empty equation EPS files name like EQ#MMDD-xxxxx.eps.
  • Color style name is supported separately for each localized MathMagic.
  • MathMagic Plugin now creates .eqdb folder only when one or more equations are used in the document.
  • TCP/IP related error messages are now handled smarter and more user-friendly.
  • Fixed: Equations can not be created or edited when there is any 2byte characters in the InDeisgn document file name or somewhere in the directory path name.
  • Fixed: MathMagic Pro application was not launched correctly even though the path was specified in the Preference dialog.
  • Fixed: Color equations not inserted in the InDesign document thru the Plugin until MathMagic Pro first export equation to color EPS.
  • Fixed: Baseline was not correct in EPS format when some mathematical operators were used in the equation.
  • Fixed: Reassigning a color name on Mac OS 9 not working.
  • Fixed: Font size -> Other Size item of Main toolbar did not bring the custom setting dialog box.
  • Some other minor bugs fixed and some error message improved.

* What's New (v4.0)
  • MathMagic Plug-in now works on major non-English OS.
  • Authorization engine and interface is changed from a third party InterLok® Engine to its own.
  • Color is supported. Color floating window and Color menu are added.
  • EPS export in Color supported. EPS export in gray supported.
  • Printing equations from MS Word document works well without jagged.
  • TCP/IP error handling has been changed to less .
  • Control-clicking on both line spacing icons(wide, narrow) on Main Toolbar now changes the spacing gap in 1/10 unit of the regular unit. And its minimum value and maximum value range is checked.
  • MathMagic now can read its Preference file even if it is opened by other version or locked.
  • StyleSet is supported on Mac OS Classic.
  • File icon is added for EPS format and changed for PICT format.

  • User Guide is updated to cover Color features.

* 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

  • Install MathMagic Pro Edition 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 v4.0

  • 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.

* 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 QuarkXPressô
  • MathMagic Pro Edition + MathMagic Plug-in for Adobe InDesignô
  • 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

Fully functional Demo versions are available for downloading at:

* Pricing
  • Free Trial for a while
  • MathMagic Pro 1-User: US$695.00.
    • 6-Month Subscription: $299.00
    • 1-Year Subscription: $499.00
  • MathMagic Pro 3-User: US$1,500.00.
  • MathMagic Pro 5-User: US$2,100.00.

  • MathMagic Pro Academic 1-User: US$399.00.
    • Academic 6-Month Subscription: $199.00
    • Academic 1-Year Subscription: $299.00

    Regular versions(non-subscription versions) come with 2-year Free upgrade service.

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

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* History of Older Versions

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