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

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.04
MathMagic CS Plug-in v3.1
MathMagic Plug-in v1.2.2
Revision of ReadMe: 23
Date of Release: June 22, 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 (v5.04)
  • Added: Show Max. Equation Width item under View menu, which will be enabled when a value(1~1000mm) is set in Max. Equation Width setting field in Preferences->Spacing->Bounding pane.
  • Added: Separate character-spacing setting popup menu added for Function name spacing in Preferences->Spacing->TeX rule pane->Function style part.
  • Added: Separate gap settings for curved Fences(closing paren ')', brace '}', and angle '>', followed by a Sub/Subscript box) in Preferences->Spacing->Template Sub/Superscript pane
  • Added: Align tab is supported for Right aligned multi-boxes.
  • Added: Inter-box horizontal line can be added for multi-boxes from Format->Line Between Boxes submenu.

  • Changed: Changed the Fence alignment's default value: Base -> Base Fixed. (English build only)
  • Changed: Some PRIME Edition only features in Preferences dialog are enabled for PRO Edition as well.
  • Changed: Allowed to enter continuous multiple Aligns(tab) by command-option-Tab key.

  • Fixed: Insufficient memory alert when opening a new window is now less displayed even though many windows are opened.
  • Fixed: Matrix line was not displayed correctly when the column or row is reduced over the original line length without first clearing or reducing the line.
  • Fixed: The fraction numerator gap was not working correctly in the Reverse Division template when the numerator has multi-lines.
  • Fixed: When multi-lines inserted in the Vertical division template, the first line's baseline and gap to the next line was incorrect.
  • Fixed: Left/right arrow keys did not move the cursor over boxes in a certain templates when there were multi-lined boxes.
  • Fixed: Square root in a script sized box caused a problem in exporting as a EPS file.
  • Fixed: Multi-box rows had wrong baseline displacement.
  • Fixed: Superscript template to a template had a wrong height.

  • Fixed: Symbol fonts in MMa MathMagic Fonts and MMa MathMagic Fonts S-SS are 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 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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