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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition v3.75 for Adobe« InDesign for Windows

MathMagic Pro Edition v3.75 for Adobe InDesign
MathMagic Plug-ins for InDesign CS, CS2, CS3
Date of Release: December 8, 2008


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
« InDesignÖ software in editing any mathematical expressions and symbols with WYSIWYG interface and various powerful features.


* What's New (v3.75)
  • Added: 'Symbol' font and other Greek fonts(non-MMGreek keymapped) are now supported in L.C. Greek and U.C. Greek styles.

  • Fixed: Clip window was not displayed while launching if it was not previously saved in a larger size enough.
* What's New (v3.74)
  • Added: "Paste as Text" added to Edit menu for pasting TeX or LaTeX expressions without converting.
  • Added: "Reset Location of all floating windows" added to Window menu for easier rearranging of floating windows to the default location.
  • Added: Link to "Shortcut keys" page added to Help menu.

  • Changed: Cursor blink rate of Keyboard Control panel is now applied to MathMagic editor window.
  • Changed: The saved position of floating windows works better with multiple monitors.

  • Fixed: Reading or pasting some European characters now works better.
  • Fixed: Cursor did not blink when MathMagic editor was opened via OLE on Vista.
* What's New (v3.73)
  • Added: A new Angled Division template added to the Fraction template palette.

  • Fixed: did not open OLE equations correctly on Windows Vista.
* What's New (v3.72)
  • Changed: Style menu -> Math Default command retains the user specified color.

  • Fixed: Color floating window did not work in some cases when selecting and applying a color.
  • Fixed: The color value in DocumentProcessColors in EPS file was empty even if color was used.
  • Fixed: User specified font name for '+', '-', '=' operator symbols was ignored after copy & paste or save & open.
  • Fixed: Style - Math Default command did not work correctly for multi-lined boxes.
  • Fixed: Magic Control key for Integrals and Sums palettes were incorrect.
  • Fixed: Nudged Accents were not positioned correctly in EPS.
  • Fixed: Applying Nudge after Selecting All did not display the Nudged distance value correctly.
* What's New (v3.71)
  • Added: Added: "Keep the Selection in main slot when inserting a template" check box added to Preferences dialog.

  • Changed: The height of Space adjusted to make it selectable easily and fit inside each box size.
  • Changed: Missing font checking is also performed for each document when opened. All missing font names are displayed in one alert window, instead of displaying alert for each missing font.
  • Changed: When PS name table is not found, MathMagic will compose a PS name instead of using the screen font name in EPS.

  • Fixed: Fence alignment option of "Base Fixed" and "Center Fixed" now adjust the fence height to the box content.
  • Fixed: Incorrect screen redrawing fixed when fence alignment changed and some other tasks performed.
  • Fixed: Crashed when clicking on Edit menu while the current editor window has a selection from the beginning of the document.
  • Fixed: Double-clicking on the beginning of a box did not select the box content.
  • Fixed: Some other minor issues fixed.
* What's New (v3.7)
  • Added: all the latest Template palettes and Symbol palettes, based on Mac v5.5, with some additional rearrangement of Template palettes.
  • Added: Change Size Unit command is added to Size menu to enable switching the font size unit among pt, q, mm, and inch.
  • Added: Define Spacing, Define Style, Define Size tabs of Equation Preferences dialog now have most of MathMagic v5.x Mac compatible settings.
  • Added: Define Shape pane is added next to the Define Size in the Equation Preferences dialog, supporting custom shapes of SUM(sigma), Integral, and Arrow heads.
  • Added: Increasing/decreasing fence hight is supported from Format-> Fence Adjustment menu.
  • Added: Many other new features, performance enhancement included.

  • Changed: selecting Default space char width is moved to Define Shape dialog from Preferences dialog.
  • Changed: Magic key(right Alt key) behavior and tooltip display improved.
  • Changed: Some shortcut keys followed by control-T or control-K assigned correctly again.
  • Changed: Pressing shift key while launching now discards un-recovered files if any.
  • Changed: Many other cosmetic touches/minor UI changes made.

  • Fixed: Applying Plain style to the current selection did not work when more than one boxes or templates were selected.
  • Fixed: Relative Size commands(+1pt ~ -1pt) for a non-contiguous sized selection caused the selection to disappear.
  • Fixed: Factory Settings button in the Preferences dialog turned ON both radio buttons of Font format option(Bitmap vs. Vector font).
  • Fixed: EM space has the correct width of M in MMTimes font. And other spaces have better width calculation across different View rates.
  • Fixed: Many other minor bugs fixed.
* What's New (v3.65)
  • Changed: Dragging MathMagic files from Windows Explorer onto MathMagic window can now open them.
  • Changed: Double-clicking, Double double-clicking, shift-clicking, arrow keys, and other editing behaviors improved.
  • Fixed: Some incorrect Postscript expressions in EPS file.
  • Fixed: Some better error message offered in a few cases.
  • Fixed: Other minor bugs fixed.

For the full history of changes, please read the Version History file.



* How MathMagic Pro application and MathMagic Plug-in works

1. Installing

  • Install MathMagic Pro Edition for Windows with the MathMagic Pro installer.
  • Make sure that MathMagic plug-in is installed in the following location.
    \Program Files\Adobe\InDesign CS3\Plug-ins\

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch Adobe InDesign application(2.x ~ CS3).
  • 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 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 equation 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.
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro\MathMagic Pro 3.6 InD.exe

  • 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.

  • 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


* System Requirements
  • Pentium or Faster
  • Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, NT, Vista
  • Adobe® InDesign™ v2.0.1 or newer including CS ~ CS3
  • About 15MB of hard disk space for a complete installation

* Installation
  • If this is the first time to install a MathMagic,
    • Please download the Full Installer
    • Double click on the installer icon to begin and proceed the installation.
    • This is to install a required DLL library and some other components.
  • Once you have installed a MathMagic before,
    • You can just download the latest version of MathMagic Pro application.
    • You may need to download the latest fonts as well if updated.
    • Unzip the downloaded application, and the copy it to
      \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\
  • If MathMagic Plug-in is updated,
    • please download the MathMagic plugins and the copy the correct version(for CS, CS2 or CS3) to
      \Program Files\Adobe\InDesign CS3\Plug-ins\
  • Please NOTE that MathMagic Pro for QXP application works only with its accompanying MathMagic XTensions, while MathMagic Pro for InD application only works with its MathMagic Plug-ins.
    So, if you need to work with both InDesign and QuarkXPress, you need to install both MathMagic Pro for InDesign and MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress separately.


* What is MathMagic, or [Math+Magic

MathMagic is an Equation editor for all users ranging from novices, students, teachers, higher education, and to the high-end desktop publishers.
It provides you with very easy user interface and yet powerful features in making equations. You can easily create every imaginable form of mathematical expressions with MathMagic.

MathMagic is available in a few different types:
  • MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign™ 2.x~CS3 for Mac OS X
  • MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign™ 2.x~CS3 for Windows

  • MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress v6.x~8 for Mac OS X
  • MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress v6.x~8 for Windows

  • MathMagic Personal Edition for Mac OS X & Classic
  • MathMagic Personal Edition for Windows

  • MathMagic XTensions for QuarkXPress™ 3~4 for Mac Classic

  • Java application or Applet : Available only for Bundle or source licensing

Fully functional Demo versions are available for downloading at:

http://www.mathmagic.com/download/

* Pricing
  • Free Trial for a while
  • MathMagic Pro Edition: US$499.00
    • With 2-year Free upgrade and Free tech support service: $695.00
    • 6-Month Subscription: $299.00
  • MathMagic Pro Edition Academic: US$299.00
    • With 2-year Free upgrade and Free tech support service: $399.00
    • Academic 6-Month Subscription: $199.00


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

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* History of Older Versions



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