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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition v4.0.7 for Adobe InDesign for Mac OS X

MathMagic Pro Ed. v4.0.7
MathMagic Plug-in v1.21
Document Revision: 11
Date of Release: November 19, 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.

* Key Features

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

* What's New (v4.0.7)
  • Added: Paste the equation PICT back from other software into the MathMagic editor window so that it can be edited again.
  • Added: added "Copy As TeX" under Edit menu.
  • Added: added more function names to be recognized automatically as Function style. All function names are now: Im, Pr, Re, arccos, arcsin, arctan, arg, bmod, cos, cosec, cosh, cot, coth, cov, csc, deg, det, dim, exp, gcd, glb, hom, imz, inf, injlim, int, ker, lg, lim, liminf, limsup, ln, log, max, min, mod, pmod, projlim, rez, sec, sin, sinh, sup, tan, tanh, varinjlim, varliminf, varlimsup, varprojlim
  • Added: 600% ~ 3200% view rate items are added the View menu so user can select it from menu bar as well.
  • Added: "Define Style", "Define Size", "Define Spacing" items are added to Style, Size, Format menu accordingly to make the settings more easily. These was removed since v3.0 but now restored them as v2.x.
  • Added: Color floating window now displays the RGB value of the selected color. The New color dialog displays both RGB(0~65535) and CMYK(0.0~100.0%) values for hight end users who need to handle exact color values.
  • Fixed: Editing equation from within InDesign document, and open it on MathMagic Pro, the StyleSet of the equation is reverted to MathMagic Pro's default setting.
  • Fixed: When a new equation box is created, an empty equation file is created additionally in the .eqdb folder.
  • Fixed: Preview and OK buttons were not working in StyleSet dialog window since v4.0.5 build.
  • Fixed: When exporting TeX names for functions were mismatched.
  • Fixed: Magic control shortcut key tooltip on the pull-down menu on Panther not displayed.
  • Fixed: Negate templates that are applied to characters had narrow gaps between neighbors.
  • Fixed: when Copying as PICT and pasting it into AppleWorks, the bounding box margin was not applied to the baseline information.
  • Fixed: Style information(like Function, Vector, Number, or so) is not maintained when copied if user manually apply other styles than MathMagic engine's default style.
  • Fixed: The gap between the first character and the left side in the vertical division templates stays same even though the view rate is changed.
  • Fixed: In the Misc tab window of Preferences dialog, the Copy&Paste rate is not saved when the application quits.
  • Fixed: when drag&drop a selection from the MathMagic window, the visually dragged image is enlarged when the Preferences->Misc->Copy rate is more than 100%.
  • Fixed: crashes when openning a document created with MathMagic XTension if the document contains any Negated template.
  • 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
* 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.

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* History of Older Versions

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