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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition v4.1 for Adobe InDesign for Mac OS X

MathMagic Pro Ed. v4.1
MathMagic Plug-in v1.2.2
Document Revision: 12
Date of Release: December 8, 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 for Adobe InDesign.

* Notice
  • MathMagic v4.1 comes with additional Trial period(5 times) even though your previous trial period was over. So please try again if you are interested in the day by day improvements of the latest versions.

* What's New (v4.1)
  • Added: "Show Baseline", "Show Bounds" and "Show Empty Slots" are added to View menu so that user can visually see the baseline of equations. The Master baseline is a red line and each slot's baseline is a dotted red line.
  • Added: +1pt, +0.1pt, -1pt, -0.1pt items are added to Size menu with each keyboard shortcut key for fast keyboard based resizing for the current selection.
  • Added: Angstrom, degree, double acute accents are added to Accent template.
  • Added: 3 Open bracket fences are added to Fence template.
  • Added: Tab or cursor movement order for fractions and arrow templates that have two slots vertically, can now be adjustable between Western order and Eastern-Asian options in the Preferences -> Misc. dialog now.
  • Added: Minimum line gap fields are added to Define Spacing dialog -> Line Spacing pane. If the minimum value is 0(zero), it allows line overlap which is minus value.
  • Added: Drag&Drop of MathMagic equation or Text from other applications to MathMagic editor window is now supported.
  • Added: "Rotate Fence alignment", "Rotate Root alignment" are added to the Format menu so that user can change the alignment easily without opening a dialog.
  • Changed: Each new version comes with additional 5 times of trial period even though the previous trial was over.
  • Changed: Maximum Undo/Redo count is increased up to 50, while the default value is still remaining as 10.
  • Changed: supports additional graceful trial count for each new version so that user can try the latest version a little more all the time.
  • Fixed: When saving as EPS(Black or Color), the PICT preview did not include the baseline information and bounding margins.
  • Fixed: Magic control key did not display the shortcut key tool tip on the pull-down menus of Template or Symbol on Mac OS X 10.3(Panther).
  • Fixed: The left nose end of Root or Square Root template drawing was too small when the line thickness was thicker.
  • Fixed: Fraction is in subscript or superscript position as a Script size, the thickness of horizontal line is that of Full size and too thick.
  • Fixed: Upper accent was not properly positioned when the base character style is Italic. It should be moved to right side a little more to be in the center.

  • Fixed: Opening or Saving InDesign document that contains big EPS graphics causes serious performance drop or crash.

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 v4.1

  • 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
  • Price for MathMagic Pro will be changed and 1-User is to be US$895 when it supports both InDesign 2 and InDesign CS together.
  • 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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