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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition v4.2 for QuarkXPress

MathMagic Pro Ed. v4.2
MathMagic XTension 6 for QuarkXPress 6 v1.0
MathMagic XTension 5 for QuarkXPress 5 v1.0
Document Revision: 3
Date of Release: January 26, 2004

Thank you for choosing MathMagic, the ultimate equation editor on the planet!

MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress™ is an equation editor mainly for use with QuarkXPress v5.0 ~ 6.0 software in editing any mathematical expressions and symbols with WYSIWYG interface and various powerful features that meet DTP quality requirements.

* Key Features

Click here to see the key features of MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress.

* Notice
  • MathMagic Pro Edition v4.2 is now divided into two: MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress™ and MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign™.
  • MathMagic v4.1 or newer comes with additional Trial period(5 times) even though your previous trial period was over. So please try again if you are interested in the day by day improvements of the latest versions.

* What's New (v4.2)
  • Added: MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress has been added to MathMagic product line.
  • Added: StyleSet popup menu is added to the main floating tool bar.
  • Added: MathMagic Windows file(.mmf) format is opened directly on Mac by double-clicking(on Mac OS X).
  • Changed: Some layout of the main toolbar is changed.
  • Changed: Confirmation dialog is added when deleting a StyleSet in the StyleSet dialog.
  • Changed: cmd-[ and cmd-] shortcut keys for New Equation and Edit Equation are changed to cmd-control-[ and cmd-control-] shortcut keys.
  • Fixed: Undo after changing any of Font, Size, or Style of Accented or Negated character(s) causes crash.
  • Fixed: File Open dialog now enables other MathMagic file formats('PICT', 'EPSF', 'MMCL') than 'MMFF'.
  • Fixed: Undo/Redo count on the main toolbar is not updated when switched to a new document or other document window.
Please read Version History for the details.

* How MathMagic Pro application and MathMagic XTension works

Please refer to the User Guide manual for the details: III. 9 Using MathMagic XTensions in QuarkXPress.

1. Installing

  • Install MathMagic Pro Edition and MathMagic XTension with the MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress installer.
  • Make sure that MathMagic XTension is installed in the following location.
    local:Applications:QuarkXPress 6.0:XTension:

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch QuarkXPress application(v6.0 at the moment).
  • Make a new document or open a document.
  • Select MathMagic menu from the QuarkXPress main menu bar.
  • 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.
  • 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:MathMagic Pro v4.2

  • 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 QuarkXPress document back.

3. Editing Equations

  • Choose "Edit Equation..." item to edit the currently selected equation. Or, 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, by cmd-W or cmd-S.

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.
    • 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 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 in the MathMagic Pro application.

* System Requirements
  • Power Macintosh running
    - Mac OS X: 10.1.3 or later for QuarkXPress 6
    - Mac OS 8.6 or later for QuarkXPress 5
  • QuarkXPress v5.0 or newer (including v6.0) English or Passport
  • About 15MB of hard disk space for complete installation
* Pricing
  • Free Trial for a while(30 times), 5 additional trials for each new release
  • MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress 1-User: US$895.00.
    • 6-Month Subscription: $299.00
    • 1-Year Subscription: $499.00
  • MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress ACADEMIC 1-User: US$499.00.
  • MathMagic XTension 2.1.x or older -> MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress Upgrade: US$399.00
  • MathMagic XTension 2.5.x -> MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress Upgrade: US$199.00

    Regular versions(non-subscription versions) come with 2-year Free upgrades service.

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

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* History of Older Versions

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