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

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.0
MathMagic CS Plug-in v3.01
MathMagic Plug-in v1.2.2
Revision of ReadMe: 19
Date of Release: December 25, 2004

Thank you for choosing MathMagic, the ultimate equation editor on the planet!

MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign 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 v5.0 has may cause layout reflow for old files. So please pay attention if you have equations created with old versions.

* What's New (v5.0)
  • Added: 3 fields added to Accent setting for better control of Prime location in Preferences->Spacing pane.
  • Added: After-Left Sub/Superscript box gap fields added to Preferences->Spacing pane.
  • Added: Left/Right overhand and Italic Overhang fields for Under/Over bar templates added to Preferences->Spacing pane.
  • Added: Min. Box Height setting items are added under Format menu to allow users set the minimum box height for each Full Sized box.
  • Added: Shortcut key for Align tab added: command-option-tab.
  • Added: Shortcut key added for menu items: Style->User 1 & User 2, Size->User 1 & User 2.
  • Added: CMYK color value(%) of the currently selected color displayed on the floating Color window.
  • Added: Help menu added.
  • Added: More meaningful message in the Authorization dialog when the computer is authorized already.
  • Added: More than 30 new setting fields added to Preferences->Spacing dialog for accurate adjustment of gap, thickness, and shape.
  • Added: More items added to Preferences->Style and Preferences->Size dialog.
  • Added: Better support for OpenType fonts in Preferences->Style list, and bold/italic font face switching from menu.
  • Added: Nudge movement(option+arrow keys) for selection and Nudge floating window. Personal Edition has a Limited distance.
  • Added: More kinds of space added.
  • Added: New Negates, Horizontal & vertical Strut bar templates added.
  • Added: Many more symbols added to Symbol palettes and Symbol popup palettes reordered.
  • Added: Show Center line and other new menu items added to View menu.
  • Added: Change Size Unit dialog added for other size units(q, mm, in) than pt.
  • Added: Auto Apply Style submenu added to Style menu, which let user turn on/off automatic styling.
  • Added: Subscript/Superscript box and Sub-subscript box can have new font style settings separately.
  • Added: User configurable TeX spacing rule for each Left/Right part combination in Preferences->Spacing. Changing is for Pro Edition only.
  • Added: Shape pane added in Preferences dialog.
  • Added: Summation large symbol can be changed between Western shape & Eastern shape.
  • Added: Bold faced template can be added by pressing option key while clicking on a template button.
  • Added: New symbols added to MathMagic symbol fonts.
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 v5.0

  • 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 including CS
    (InDesign Japanese version is not tested.)
  • About 15MB of hard disk space for complete installation
* Pricing
  • Free Trial for a while
  • MathMagic Pro 1-User: US$695.00.
    • 1-Year Subscription: $499.00
    • 6-Month Subscription: $299.00

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

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

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

* History of Older Versions

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