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

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.3
MathMagic CS2 Plug-in v3.2
MathMagic CS Plug-in v3.2
MathMagic Plug-in v1.2.2
Revision of ReadMe: 26
Date of Release: January 9, 2006

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
* What's New (v5.3)
  • Added: Arrow head shape is supported by StyleSet.
  • Added: Long arrow templates now include more arrows and harpoons.
  • Added: Baseline location for multi-lined equations can be selected by user from Preferences->Spacing->Char & Line setting pane(Pro & Prime Editions).
  • Added: New alignment options for subscript and superscript boxes added in Format menu.
  • Added: New height adjustment options for Fences are added in Format menu.
  • Added: Special flag added in EPS file when Relational Symbols are used within the equations.(Prime Editions only).
  • Added: Horizontal Paren/Brace/Bracket templates with under or over sub-box are added.
  • Added: A new defining spacing field added for gap between Integral Large Operator and its factor box to allow user set it separately from general Large operators.
  • Added: A new defining spacing field added for gap with Subscript followed by Superscript box.
  • Added: Scroll by mouse-dragging has faster speed when the mouse point is far outside from the window frame.
  • Added: More than 100 of MMa~ fonts and styles(in OpenType & TrueType) are included by default.

  • Changed: New MMa~ fonts are used in the Factory setting Style values, instead of MM~ fonts.
  • Changed: With option key pressed, the mouse clicking selects better to the position from the beginning of the box. This option-click works as well with accents, fences, and other variable operator symbols embeded in a template, which eables user to move the selection with Nudge feature(option-arrow keys), apply Color, or change Size and Style for the specific selection.(Some actions for specific components are limited to prevent any unexpected mistakes.)
  • Changed: When clicking mouse on a character or template, it determins the position by the width ratio of 1/3 : 2/3, instead of half vs. half, whether to put in front or back. This is to improve the user experience. And the clicking on a subbox or small character finds the position more acurately as well.
  • Changed: If the Line Spacing unit is an absolute unit(not %) in Preferences->Spacing and the Min. Gap is 0, the equation now use the fixed value for the line height.
  • Changed: Persona Edition has more Nudge movement(up to 5pt at 100%).
  • Changed: Factory Settings of Arrow lines are a bit thicker now.
  • Changed: The location of the script box of "Root Of" template now positions better when the height of root is big.
  • Changed: The location of Space template, Align template, and Phantom template popup palettes are relocated for easier use.
  • Changed: The minimum gap for Under or Over Large Operator templates now takes the value from the normal Under/Overscript.
  • Changed: The minimum gap between Under or Overscript templates is now able to accept 0, without its internal minimum 1pt.
  • Changed: Improved the screen drawing of Horizontal Strut bars showing left, center, and right alignment mark.
  • Changed: Binary "bot" symbol is changed to Relation "perp" symbol from Symbol palette.
  • Changed: Italic overhang for overbar templates or over-arrow templates now check the font style of the last character instead of the first character of the box below the line.

  • Fixed: Crashes when runing on Mac OS Classic environment.
  • Fixed: The equation size and baseline location of exported EPS and PICT was incorrect when there is a Nudged part outside to the top or left of the equation edge.
  • Fixed: Clicking or option-clicking on a Nudged box recognizes it correctly.
  • Fixed: A crash when Style -> Make Default menu is applied to accents fixed.
  • Fixed: The height of Long Arrows in subscript or sub-subscript boxes was incorrect.
  • Fixed: The line thickness of Long Arrows fluctuated by view rates on screen display.
  • Fixed: Fence overhang adjusted for Base alignment fences.
  • Fixed: 0(zero)pt space width fixed when it is inserted at the end of a box.
  • Fixed: Ceil fence had a wrong fence symbol matching to angled-bracket.
  • Fixed: Horizontal Strut bars followed two or more characaters caused wrong position for the following characters.
  • Fixed: Some Define spacing Unit popup menu did not cover the value when switching uint.
  • Fixed: Screen update bug after Fence alignment changes.
  • Fixed: The height of sub/superscript box was wrong when followed by a MATH STRUT bar.
  • Fixed: Italic overhang for overbar templates or over-arrow templates did not work automatically sometimes when user does not specify the font style to Italic.
  • Fixed: Define spacing fields now work same for both Horizontal Paren/Brace/Bracket templates and those with a sub box.
  • Fixed: When saving in EPS format, crashed with some incorrect fonts in low memory condition.

MathMagic Plug-in v3.2

  • Minor internal changes in this v5.3 release since v5.2.
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 or CS2 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:

  • 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 including 10.4 Tiger
  • Adobe InDesign v2.0.1 or newer including CS & CS2
  • About 15MB of hard disk space for complete installation
* Pricing
  • Free Trial for a while
  • MathMagic Pro 1-User: US$695.00.
    • Upgrade with additional 2-year free upgrades: $399.00
    • 6-Month Subscription: $299.00

  • MathMagic Pro Academic 1-User: US$399.00.
    • Upgrade with additional 2-year free upgrades: $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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