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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition for QuarkXPress for Windows

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.01 for QuarkXPress
MathMagic XTensions v1.7 for QuarkXPress 6.x, 7.x
MathMagic XTensions v2.6 for QuarkXPress 8.x
Date of Release: August 5, 2010

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.

Required components for Windows XP users.
If the following message is displayed when MathMagic is launched :
"This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."
Please vist this Microsoft page, download and run "vcredist_x846.exe".

Note for Windows Vista users.
If some OpenType fonts are not installed by the installer, please install MathMagic OpenType fonts manually.
For more information about Windows Vista compatibility, please read the ReadMeFirst document in the installed MathMagic folder inside \Program Files\ folder.

* What's New (v5.01), August 5, 2010
  • Changed: Changed: "Save As" dialog now remembers the last saved file format.
  • Changed: Enlarging values for Vertical fences and Horizontal fences can work better with smaller values if 200% or more.
  • Changed: Align at '=' works with other "Relational Operators" such as = ≠ < ≤ > ≥ ...

  • Fixed: When a selection is made backward to the beginning of a line, clicking on Nudge menu causes a crash.
  • Fixed: When a global background color specified, saving in EPS was not working properly.
  • Fixed: Background colors of nested boxes disappeared in some cases.
  • Fixed: Screen update improved while typing in a few specific cases.
  • Fixed: Save As format for MathML was saved in WMF format.

* What's New (v5.0), July 31, 2010
  • Added: Added: Two layers of Background color supported. Background color can be applied to each box or to the entire equation.
  • Added: Space template revised. 'n' width space and several Hyphens and Dashes added.
  • Added: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG formats supported in saving and converting.
  • Added: Horizontal Phantom templates(Left, Center, and Right alingments with a fixed full sized width) supported.
  • Added: "Line between Boxes" submenu added under Format menu for easier multi level vertical divisions and other equation forms.
  • Added: "Line between Boxes Overhang" field added to Box and Char Property tab under Define Spacing dialog.
  • Added: "Minimum Gap Below" field and "Nested Bar/Arrow Gap" field added to Defined Spacing -> Over/Under Templates(Bar/Arrow) pane.

  • Changed: More trial period offered (up to 50 equations).
  • Changed: Warning message added when applying a Style/Size/Font without a prior selection.
  • Changed: StyleSet file list updated instantly so user can add or remove StyleSet files directly to the StyleSets folder while MathMagic is running.
  • Changed: The thickness of the cursor line is now variable depending on the current view rate.

  • Fixed: Pasting MathMagic equation back to MathMagic window not worked some cases.
  • Fixed: Some minor issues fixed.

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 using the latest MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress installer.
  • Manually install the correct version of MathMagic XTension depending on your QuarkXPress version,
    - copy "MathMagic XT for 8.xnt" from : \Program Files\QuarkXPress\XTensions\
    - and paste(or drag and drop) it into : \QuarkXpress folder\XTensions\ folder.
  • Then, launch your QuarkXpress 8 application. Once the MathMagic XT for 8.xnt is loaded correctly, you should see
    QuarkXpress menubar -> MathMagic menu on the right side.
  • Then, please choose : QuarkXpress menubar -> MathMagic -> Preferences dialog: click "Find" button to select the path to the external MathMagic Pro for QXP application, which is
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition\MathMagic Pro 4.81 QXP.exe
  • Then, all your initial setting should be done if you are running Windows XP. If running on Vista, please read the License email to set the Admin setting in the Properties window of both MathMagic Pro application and QuarkXpress appliation.

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 4.2 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 XP or newer including Windows Vista and 7
  • 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™
  • MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress v6.x~8.x
  • MathMagic Personal Edition

Fully functional Demo versions are available for downloading at:

* Pricing
  • Free to Try
  • MathMagic Pro Edition: US$499.00
    • Full version With 2-year Free upgrade and Free tech support: $695.00
    • 1-Month Subscription License: $75.00
  • MathMagic Pro Edition Academic: US$299.00
    • Full version With 2-year Free upgrade and Free tech support: $399.00
    • Academic 1-Month Subscription License: $50.00

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

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* History of Older Versions

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