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

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.71 for Adobe InDesign
MathMagic Plug-ins for InDesign CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5
Date of Release: September 9, 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 (v5.71), September 9, 2011
  • Added: Equation size can now be specified separately for Copy rate and Export rate from File - Import/Export Options dialog - General pane.
  • Added: The position of Integral symbol can be vertically shifted by user from Define Spacing - Large Operators & Integrals pane.
  • Fixed: Greek symbols and other symbols were not using the current window's font size when pasting LaTeX.
  • Fixed: Upper Accents on a character handled better in reading LaTeX.

* What's New (v5.7), July 18, 2011
  • Fixed: Subscript or Superscript boxes next to a Greek symbol were not controlled by the gap values in the Define Spacing -> Chacter Script tab.
  • Fixed: When batch converting, the Image size was 100% larger than the selected rate in the Import/Export Options: General pane: Copy & Export size.

  • Plug-ins: MathMagic CS5.5 plug-in added to support InDesign CS 5.5.

* What's New (v5.61), May 29, 2011
  • Fixed: Some 8-bit symbols and European characters in Windows Code Page 1252 were not saved correctly in EPS.
  • Fixed: Both and blocks are now recognized as a MathML.
  • Fixed: Percent symbol(\% expression) was not handled in LaTeX import.
  • Fixed: Pasting Math Speech text was recognized as ASCIIMath when comma(,) or period(.) was used in the expression.

* What's New (v5.6), May 14, 2011
  • Added: The name of Root Alignment under Format menu changed to Template Alignment and now works with more templates, such as Fractions or Divisions.
  • Added: Template alignment option includes the Bottom alignment.

  • Changed: A command key switched: cmd-B is for Bold face, cmd-shift-B is for Box template.
  • Fixed: Lower Brace/Bracket/Paren were too close to its upper box.

* What's New (v5.52), April 27, 2011
  • Changed: Behavior of Arrow keys improved.

  • Fixed: Bold Fence was not saved in EPS.

* What's New (v5.51), April 2, 2011
  • Added: Shift + Space bar key can also be set for a custom space width from Define Shape tab.

  • Fixed: Baseline was not displayed on screen when "Insert Baseline when Exporting" was checked.

* What's New (v5.5), March 25, 2011
  • Added: Multiple equations are now handled in the same launch for faster opening when equations are opened from InDesign without a separate launch for each equation.
  • Added: Import/Export options dialog - Speech tab adds options to speak by word, by whole number, removing 'end~' clauses.

  • Changed: Matrix vertical alignment options under Format menu moved to Matrix sub menu.
  • Changed: Add Matrix and Change Matrix menu items now have shortcut keys.
  • Changed: Some other minor UI changes.

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 CS5.5" folder itself from
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\Plug-ins\ folder
    - and paste(or simply drag&drop) it into your
    \Adobe InDesign CS5.5 folder\Plug-ins\ folder

  • Then, launch your InDesign CS5.5 application. Once the MahgMagic CS5.5 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 ~ CS5.5).
  • 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 ~ CS5.5
  • 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 ~ CS 5.5

  • 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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