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

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.43 for Adobe InDesign
MathMagic Plug-ins for InDesign CS3, CS4, CS5
Date of Release: January 28, 2011


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.





* What's New (v5.43), January 28, 2011
  • Added: "Check for Update" command added to Help menu with a option for Auto checking in the Preferences dialog.

  • Changed: Pro Edition can now convert up to 1000 or more files per Batch conversion.
  • Changed: Default file extension for MathML files changed from .mml to .xml.

  • Fixed: 'Convert' button in the Batch converter dialog now gets enabled only when one or more file is selected.

* What's New (v5.42), January 20, 2011
  • Added: Pasting Speech Text supported when the expression does not contain any unexpected characters. Reading .mathtxt file is more fault-tolerant than pasting Speech Text.

  • Fixed: Multi-lined templates were not converted to Speech Text.
  • Fixed: Crashed when a column or row was added to the left-most or top-most in a Matrix.
  • Fixed: Minimum length of Horizontal fence templates fixed.

* What's New (v5.41), December 20, 2010
  • Added: Read Selection using TTS command added to Edit menu to hear the math reading using a free Text-To-Speech voice
  • Added: User-defined TTS service link can be specified in the Import/Export Options -> Speech dialog.

* What's New (v5.4), December 13, 2010
  • Added: Speech Text converter added for Math speech. "Save As" and "Copy As" supports Speech Text. Math Speech Text can be used by a Text-To-Speech utility or useful for learning math reading notation and symbol names. Speech Text file(.mathtxt) can also be opened into equation. Import/Export options available for Speech Text conversion.
  • Added: Add Matrix command added to Matrix Reloaded submenu to allow inserting a matrix from menu bar as well as keyboard shortcut(ctrl-T followed by 'M', or control-shift-M) and mouse click on a Matrix palette button.

  • Changed: Format -> Matrix sub menu items reloaded.

  • Fixed: Some Matrix sub menu items were not enabled when the cursor was located not in the beginning of a box.

  • InDesign CS5 Plug-in: Updated to v5.02.

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



* How to Install

  • Please read below (How MathMagic Pro works - 1. Installing) for more details.

  • If installing on Windows XP,
    • Download the latest Installer from download page
    • Double click on the installer icon to proceed the installation
    • Install MathMagic Plug-in manually, Set the path in the Preferences dialog. (read below)
    • Launch MathMagic application from Windows Start menu or from the following location:
      \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\
  • If installing on Windows Vista or newer,
    • Download the latest Installer from download page
    • Double click on the installer icon to proceed the installation.
    • Install MathMagic Plug-in manually, Set the path in the Preferences dialog. (read below)
    • After installation, select MathMagic application from the following location:
      \Program Files (x86)\MathMagic Pro Edition\
    • Right-click on it, select 'Properties".
    • Select "Windows XP SP2" 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.
  • How to install MathMagic Plug-in
    • The correct version of MathMagic plug-in should be manually installed by copying from
      \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\Plug-ins\ folder
      to \InDesign CSx\Plug-ins\ folder.

    • Then, set the path to MathMagic Pro v5.x InD.exe application in the
      InDesign menubar -> Plug-ins -> MathMagic -> Preferences... dialog: Click "Find" button.
  • 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.


* 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 typically
    \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 or Windows 7, please read above (* How to Install) to set the Admin setting in the Properties window of both MathMagic Pro application and InDesign appliation.

  • Please read the License email or ReadMe First file for more information, located in
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\ folder

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 Edition\MathMagic Pro 5.x 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 press control-S and then 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 20MB of hard disk space for a complete installation

* 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
    • 1-Month Subscription License: $75.00


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

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* History of Older Versions



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