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

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.03
MathMagic CS Plug-in v3.1
MathMagic Plug-in v1.2.2
Revision of ReadMe: 22
Date of Release: May 5, 2005

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 may cause layout reflow for old files. So please pay attention if you have equations created with old versions.

  • InDesign CS2 will be supported by July 2005. Previous customers can use the new CS2 Plug-in at Free of charge if the free upgrade service period is in effect.

* What's New (v5.03)
  • Added: New MMa MathMagic fonts are included.(Body text fonts are in OpenType format. Symbol fonts are in TrueType format)
  • Added: 'Size' floating window is added under Window menu for the live equation size information of the current window while editing.
  • Added: 'Symbol' font and other Greek fonts(non-MMGreek keymapped) are now supported in L.C. Greek and U.C. Greek styles.
  • Added: Left & right circled arrow integral templates in the Integral template palette.
  • Added: Size of Circle or circled arrows for circled integrals can be adjusted in Define Spacing dialog.
  • Added: MathMagic Fonts now include a full set of vertical integral symbols including variable sizes.
  • Added: Vertical integral symbol supports for variable size integrals.
  • Added: Integral sub-box location can now be shifted left or right in Preferences->Large Operator(Sum, Integral, ...) setting pane.
  • Added: Different file format(newer or older) alert can now be on or off in Preference->Misc. pane.
  • Added: +10% and +1% items added to View menu for various view rates.
  • Added: Accents to subscript/superscript templates is now supported.
  • Added: "Make Default" button added to Change Size Unit dialog.
  • Added: Available fonts are checked when a document is opened and it alerts when any used fonts are not available in the system.

  • Changed: The default font that MathMagic refers to the em ('M') size for spacing is changed from "Times" to "MMTimes" because some OS X users do not use Times any more. The em size of MMTimes is a little narrower than that of Times. So there might be some layout reflow if you used some space values based on em size. If this is a problem for you please contact customer support team.
  • Changed: The common MathMagic Preference file is devided into versions and named as: MathMagic Personal 5 Pref, MathMagic Pro 5 Pref, and MathMagic Prime 5 Pref.
  • Changed: 'q' size items changed in Size for frequently used items.
  • Changed: Default space character selection moved to Shape pane from Misc pane in the Preference dialog.

  • Fixed: When pasted in Adobe Illustrator, the equation's left-top corner was far-left.
  • Fixed: Binary operator symbols were not recognized as Single operators when they come after some of Relational symbols.
  • Fixed: The values of "Superscript After Gap" and "Subscript After Gap" were not applied when a template is followed.
  • Fixed: The height of superscript that comes after subscript box was not correct.
  • Fixed: Embellishments/upper accents on a Greek character moved to the center for MMGreek font and TS Greek font.
  • Fixed: The circle size of variable integrals(entered with shift key pressed) was smaller than regular integral's.
  • Fixed: The double or triple variable O-integrals did not have correct width of the circle.
  • Fixed: Character accents inside a template accent did not displayed correctly.
  • Fixed: Line spacing Increase/Decrease button on Main toolbar now refers to its original unit, rather than Display Unit.
  • Fixed: Subscript box location displayed wrong when inserted from Useritem toolbar.
  • Fixed: The preview image of EPS export Overprint black setting in Preferences->Spacing -> Export margin pane was wrong.
  • Fixed: Bigger/Smaller size button(up/down triangle) clicks now increase or decrease by the same unit which is specified in Size menu.
  • Fixed: Deleting template accents and Undo/Redo of the deleting action did not work properly when more than one components are in the box.

  • MathMagic plugin - Added: Two checkboxes added to the Prefrences dialog to allow user to sepcify whether to embed equation EPS into the document or not, and delete embeded ones from .eqdb folder or not.
  • MathMagic plugin - Changed: EmptyEquation.eps file is no more stored in .eqdb folder.
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 CS 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
  • 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

  • Multi-user price available here
  • 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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