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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition for QuarkXPress

MathMagic Pro application v5.2
MathMagic XTension for QuarkXPress 6.x v1.32
Document Revision: 16
Date of Release: November 21, 2005

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.x 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 v5.x may cause layout reflow for old files. So please pay attention if you have equations created with old versions.

* What's New (v5.2)
  • Added: New set of Integral symbol with vertical design added to Preferences->Shape pane, and in the MMVariable and MMa Variable fonts.(Updated MMVariable fonts will be available separately later)
  • Changed: The minimum 1pt gap between templates is now set to 0, plus the value set by TeX spacing rule in the Preference dialog.
  • Changed: The minimum size of zoom size of the editor window changed.
  • Changed: The thickness of the cursor line is now variable depending on the current view rate.
  • Changed: Non-Turkish versions of MathMagic may not work on Turkish Mac OS. Turkey customers should use Turkish versions

  • Fixed: Some fonts with different PS name in FOND resource from sfnt name table caused wrong Postscript font name when saving in EPS formats, due to the bug of Mac OS X. This is fixed by not relying on Mac OS X font manager API.
  • Fixed: Round-off error that caused wrong fence height between low view rate and high view rate including EPS saving.
  • Fixed: After-image from some of window resizing and a few other redrawing.
  • Fixed: The tail part of square root is displayed better on screen and PICT image and drawing outside the window contents area is fixed.
  • Fixed: MathMagic saved as MMF format instead of the selected graphic format if there is a duplicate file name while exporting although Replace is selected.
  • Fixed: Top left bottom right margin values specifed in Define Spacing dialog were not correctly applied to the exported EPS file.
  • Fixed: Top margin from Square root line was narrower when exporting in EPS.
  • Fixed: could not read the color value correctly for files created by Windows versions of MathMagic.
  • Fixed: Allowed canceling further missing font checking.
  • Fixed: Serial # checking bug fixed for a certain cases

  • More Integral symbols are added in MMa MathMagic Fonts.
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:XTension:

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch QuarkXPress application(v6.x).
  • 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:

  • 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
  • QuarkXPress v6.0 or newer - English or Passport
  • About 15MB of hard disk space for complete installation
* Pricing
  • Free Trial for a while(30 times), 10 additional trials for each new release
  • MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress 1-User with 2-year free upgrade: US$895.00.
    • 6-Month Subscription: $299.00
  • MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress ACADEMIC, with 2-year free upgrade: US$499.00.
  • Multi-user price info available here.
  • Regular versions(non-subscription versions) come with 2-year Free upgrades service.

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

Click here to go to the download page.

* History of Older Versions

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