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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition v4.0.5 for Adobe InDesign for Mac OS X

MathMagic Pro Ed. v4.0.5
MathMagic Plug-in v1.2
Document Revision: 10
Date of Release: September 16, 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 page contains the latest information regarding the current version of MathMagic XTension.

  • Customer # and Serial # scheme in MathMagic v4.0 is changed. Please contact MathMagic customer support team if you have any problem in using your previous Customer # or Serial #.
  • 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. Please use the previous "Customer #" and "Serial #" for the authorization.
  • 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.

* Key Features

Click here to see the key features of MathMagic Pro Edition.

* What's New (v4.0.5)
  • Added: More kinds of space width are available from Space template: 1/8, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and Full Em space. 1/8, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and Full size of the Full body text size.
  • Added: Auto-Recovery is now supported by default when crashed without closing the working windows and it can be turned On/Off by user from the Preferences->Misc pane. Uncovered files can also be discarded temporarily by holing down shfit key during the application launch.
  • Added: Factory setting and Make Default buttons added in Fence Alignment dialog and Root Alignment dialog.
  • Added: The location of Preferences dialog window and its lastly used pane is remembered, instead of auto-positioning on the center of the parent window.
  • Changed: Factory Setting values are changed to improve the equation quality.
  • Changed: The height of braces and vertical bars are now assigned separately from the Spacing preference dialog -> Fence tab, and can also be set with minus(-) value to reduce the size further.
  • Changed: Magic shortcut key is changed from option to control key. User now can turn On/Off the Magic shortcut key from Edit menu as well. control-tab and control-shift-tab is supported. option-tab switches between Template and Symbol tab. All shortcut keys are working with non-English keyboard layout.
  • Changed: When copy&pasting or drag&drop'ing colored equations, only used color list is inserted instead of inserting all color list of document color list.
  • Changed: The shape of Arrow head is improved further and the arrow line is thinner.
  • Changed: The install location for MathMagic fonts on Mac OS X is changed to Classic System folder to make the created equations compatible with Classic applications as well.
  • Fixed: MathMagic Preferences file was broken if 70 or more items of Template/Symbol are added to the UserItem toolbar.
  • Fixed: Crashes when an empty file or corrupted file is opened.
  • Fixed: Crashes when exporting to EPS format after changing the StyleSet from the StyleSet dialog.
  • Fixed: The line width of Root template is thinner than the setting when exported as EPS format

  • Changed: MathMagic Pro's File->Close menu now asks user whether to save or don't save the window if there is any changes.
  • Changed: MathMagic Plug-in now saves changed equations only.
  • Changed: When used with InDesign 2.0 Japanese version, MathMagic set the position of inline equatio in the middle of the line, instead of the baseline.

  • Some other minor bugs fixed.
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

  • 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(v2.0.1 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 v2.0.1 or newer
    (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 QuarkXPressÖ
  • MathMagic Pro Edition + MathMagic Plug-in for Adobe InDesignÖ
  • 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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