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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition v4.13 for QuarkXPress for Windows

MathMagic Pro Edition v4.13 for QuarkXPress
MathMagic XTensions v1.7 for QuarkXPress 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
Date of Release: May 18, 2009

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 6.x ~ 8.x applications in editing any mathematical expressions and symbols with WYSIWYG interface and various powerful features.

* What's New (v4.13), May 18, 2009
  • Changed: Image format notice is not displayed when draging a selection from/to Clip window.

  • Fixed: Some MathML conversion fixed.
  • Fixed: Superscript next to a template(such as fence) sometimes positioned on a wrong place vertically when the Automatic option is selected from Format - Script alignment dialog and the script height is higher than the template.
* What's New (v4.12), April 15, 2009
  • Fixed: Crashed sometimes while launching under Vista.
  • Fixed: Missing font message not displayed anymore when launched as OLE or launched from InDesign or QuarkXPress.
* What's New (v4.11), March 15, 2009
  • Added: More OpenType MMa~ fonts added.
  • Added: control-T followed by 'A' or shift-'A' shortcut keys added for Vector templates.

  • Fixed: Shortcut keys for Greek symbols (command-G followed by a character key) remapped to match to the new Greek palettes.
  • Fixed: When closing StyleSet dialog it displayed unnecessary message.

  • Added: More MMa fonts added (~S, ~SS).
* What's New (v4.1), March 3, 2009
  • Added: Symbol order in Greek palettes rearranged. A few more Greek symbols added to Upper Case and Lower Case Greek palettes.

  • Changed: Default value for OverBar height and minimum gap of OverBar changed.

  • Fixed: Handles Mac created MathMagic equation better when converting OpenType font names defined in the Style list.
  • Fixed: OpenType fonts are handled better in Define Style dialog.
  • Fixed: Height or width of Accent and Prime symbols applied to a character was incorrect in some cases.

  • Added: Revised MMa fonts added.
* What's New (v4.01), February 22, 2009
  • Changed: Arrow shapes improved.
  • Changed: Edit menu items reordered.

  • Fixed: Installer could not install OpenType fonts on Windows Vista so some required fonts were not installed. Such as MMa Greek.
  • Fixed: Vector and Over bar templates now works better with minimum gap values.
  • Fixed: Vector and Over bar templates now works better with minimum gap values.
* What's New (v4.0), January 30, 2009
  • Added: MathML, AMS LaTeX, LaTeX, Wiki equation are supported for both Copy/Paste and Import/Export.
  • Added: MathType(tm) 5 and 6 equations can be pasted or opened.
  • Added: Blackboard Bold, Calligraphic, and Fraktur styles supported from the Symbol palette and Style -> More TeX Styles sub menu. Default font "MMa Fermat" for 'Blackboard Bold', "MMa Pascal" for 'Calligraphic', "MMa Fraktur" for 'Fraktur' should be installed to display those symbols correctly. Future version will allow user to set these fonts.
  • Added: More file extensions are recognized and handled better.
  • Added: New revised OpenType MMa~ fonts are included.

  • Changed: Factory Setting values of Define Spacing, Define Style, Define Size, Define Shape panes changed to improve the equation quality.
  • Changed: Some items in a few Template and Symbol palettes re-arranged.
  • Changed: More sample equations included.

  • Fixed: Double-clicking on MathMagic equation in MS Word document could not open MathMagic in some cases or when MathType is installed.
  • Fixed: Magic control key mapping corrected for some palettes.
  • Fixed: Many other minor issues fixed, some User Interface retouched, and some messages refined.
  • Fixed: Percent unit in Define Size had incorrect conversion when the unit of Full Size was not the Point unit.
* What's New (v3.75)
  • Added: 'Symbol' font and other Greek fonts(non-MMGreek keymapped) are now supported in L.C. Greek and U.C. Greek styles.

  • Fixed: Clip window was not displayed while launching if it was not previously saved in a larger size enough.

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

* How MathMagic Pro application and MathMagic XTension works

1. Installing

  • Install MathMagic Pro Edition for Windows with the MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress installer.
  • Make sure that MathMagic XTension is installed in the following location.
    \Program Files\QuarkXPress\XTensions\

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch QuarkXPress application(6.5, 7.x or 8.x).
  • Make a new document or open a document.
  • Go to MathMagic menu in the QuarkXPress menubar.
  • 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 QuarkXPress's 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 application.
  • 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 popup 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 specify the path to MathMagic Pro for QXP application from MathMagic XTension's Preferences dialog box. The path should be in the following if not specified otherwise when installing.
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro\MathMagic Pro 3.6 QXP.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 QuarkXPress document back.

3. Editing Equations

  • Choose "Edit Equation..." item to edit the currently selected equation. Or, just right-click on the equation box to open it with the external MathMagic Pro application for editing. Please note that QuarkXPress does not allow double-clicking on the equation to re-edit it. Double-clicking will led to its internal handling process rather than opening it directly from MathMagic.
  • 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 QuarkXPress document.

  • The baseline of all equations will be automatically adjusted. If you want to lower or raise the baseline, however, 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 XTension menu.

* System Requirements
  • Pentium or Faster
  • Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, NT, Vista
  • QuarkXPress 6.1 ~ QuarkXPress 8
  • 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 for QuarkXPress\
  • 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 for QuarkXPress\
    • 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 XTension is updated,
    • please download the MathMagic XTension and the copy the correct version(for 6.5 ~ 8.0) to
      \Program Files\QuarkXPress\XTensions\
  • 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™ 2.x~CS4 for Mac OS X
  • MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign™ 2.x~CS4 for Windows

  • MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress v6.x~8 for Mac OS X
  • MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress v6.x~8 for Windows

  • MathMagic Personal Edition for Mac OS X & Classic
  • MathMagic Personal Edition for Windows

Fully functional Demo versions are available for downloading at:

* Pricing
  • Free Trial for a while
  • MathMagic Pro Edition: US$499.00
    • With 2-year Free upgrade and Free tech support service: $695.00
    • 6-Month Subscription: $299.00
  • MathMagic Pro Edition Academic: US$299.00
    • With 2-year Free upgrade and Free tech support service: $399.00
    • Academic 6-Month Subscription: $199.00

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

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* History of Older Versions

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