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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign for Windows

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.12 for Adobe InDesign
MathMagic Plug-ins for InDesign CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5
Date of Release: October 1, 2010


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.


Required components for Windows XP and some Vista users.
If the following message is displayed when MathMagic is launched :
"This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."
Please visit this Microsoft page, download and run "vcredist_x846.exe".

Note for Windows Vista users.
If some OpenType fonts are not installed by the installer, please install MathMagic OpenType fonts manually.
For more information about Windows Vista compatibility, please read the ReadMeFirst document in the installed MathMagic folder inside \Program Files\ folder.






* What's New (v5.12), October 1, 2010
  • Fixed: "Save Copy As" not worked when MathMagic launched by other applications.
  • Fixed: Back-slash line not saved in EPS file.

* What's New (v5.11), September 15, 2010
  • Added: Batch Conversion dialog now supports AsciiMath.

  • Changed: MathMagic files generated from Batch conversion now have a simpler file format.
  • Changed: A few more sample equations added to the default Clips window.
  • Changed: Batch conversion dialog now lists MS Word document(.doc, .docx) and AsciiMath(.amath) files for "All files" reading item.

  • Fixed: Numbers with a decimal point were not combined as a whole number when exported as AsciiMath.
  • Fixed: MS Word 2007's OpenMathML equations not converted correctly for some scripts and symbols.
  • Fixed: Some LaTeX expressions handled better.

* What's New (v5.1), September 10, 2010
  • Added: Equations created with MS Word 2007 or newer, and saved in OpenMathML in .docx format, are now supported by MS Word Batch converter from File -> Convert dialog.
  • Added: ASCII Math is supported for Import and Export. Copy As and Paste also support and automatically recognize AsciiMath format. AsciiMath delimiters can be selected from File -> Import/Export Options dialog to make it compatible with AsciiMathML.
  • Added: Image size for Copy & Export can be specified by any value between 50% ~ 800% from File -> Import/Export Options dialog.

  • Changed: When one of Format -> "Align at ~" options applied, inserting 0 pt Space or any Vertical/Horizontal Strut bar templates can ignore the next "Relational Operator" so that another "Relational Operator" symbol can be used to align at.

  • Fixed: Some LaTeX commands for symbols handled better.
  • Fixed: Some old version created equations had black background color when saved in EPS format.
  • Fixed: MathMagic could not extract(Convert) equations from Some Word files.
  • Fixed: Some file extensions not recognized in the Open dialog.
  • Fixed: Renaming old file did not work during the Batch conversion if old file name was duplicated again.

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 for InDesign for Windows using the latest MathMagic Pro installer.
  • Manually install MathMagic plug-in in the following location.
    - copy "MathMagic CS5" folder from
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\Plug-ins\ folder
    - and paste(or simply drag&drop) it into your
    \Adobe InDesign CS5 folder\Plug-ins\ folder

  • Then, launch your InDesign CS5 application. Once the MahgMagic CS5 plugin is installed and loaded correctly, you should see.
    InDesign menubar -> Plug-ins -> MathMagic sub menu.
  • Then, please choose : InDesign menubar -> Plug-ins -> MathMagic -> Preferences dialog: click "Find" button to select the path to the external MathMagic Pro application, which is
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\MathMagic Pro 5.x InD.exe
  • Then, all your initial setting should be done if you are running Windows XP. If running on Vista, please read below to set the Admin setting in the Properties window of both MathMagic Pro application and InDesign CS5 appliation.

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch Adobe InDesign application(CS ~ CS5).
  • 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 4.2 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

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.

5. Assigning Shortcut keys to MathMagic menu items

  • Install MathMagic plug-in by the instruction
  • Launch InDesign application and make sure that MathMagic plug-in is loaded under Plug-Ins menu.
  • Select Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts... menu item from InDesign's menubar.
  • In the "Keyboard Shortcuts" dialog, click "Product Area" popup menu, and select "MathMagic" item.
  • Assign your preferred shortcut key, such as "ctrl-shift-]" for "New Equation", "ctrl-shift-[" for "Edit Equation".


* System Requirements
  • Pentium or Faster
  • Windows XP or newer including Vista and 7
  • Adobe InDesign™ CS ~ CS5
  • About 15MB of hard disk space for a complete installation

* Installation
  • If installing on Windows XP or earlier,
    • Download the latest Installer from download page
    • Double click on the installer icon to proceed the installation
    • Launch MathMagic application from Windows menu or from the following location:
      \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\
  • If installing on Windows Vista,
    • Download the latest Installer from download page
    • Right-click on the installer application, and select 'Properties".
    • Select "Windows XP" compatibility mode, and turn on "Run as an Administrator" privilege.
      (This is to make the installer install MathMagic OpenType fonts correctly. Otherwise, some OpenType fonts may not be installed automatically even if they can be installed manually.)
    • Then, double click on the installer icon to proceed the installation.
    • After installation, select MathMagic application from the following location:
      \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\
    • Right-click on it, select 'Properties".
    • Select "Windows XP" compatibility mode, and turn on "Run as an Administrator" privilege.
      (This is to make MathMagic read/write Registry correctly. Otherwise, Registry error message might be displayed.)
    • Then, launch MathMagic application.
  • If MathMagic Plug-in is updated,
    • please download the MathMagic plugins and the copy the correct version(for CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 or CS5) to
      \Program Files\Adobe\InDesign CS5\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™ CS ~ CS5

  • MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress v6.x~8

  • MathMagic Personal Edition

Fully functional Demo versions are available for downloading at:

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

* Pricing
  • Free to Try
  • MathMagic Pro Edition: US$499.00
    • With 2-year Free upgrade and Free tech support service: $695.00
    • 1-Month Subscription License: $75.00
  • MathMagic Pro Edition Academic: US$299.00
    • With 2-year Free upgrade and Free tech support: $399.00
    • Academic 1-Month Subscription License: $50.00


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

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* History of Older Versions



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