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

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.71 for QuarkXPress
MathMagic XTensions v1.7 for QuarkXPress 6.x, 7.x
MathMagic XTensions v2.6 for QuarkXPress 8.x, 9
Date of Release: September 9, 2011

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 ~ 9.x applications 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.

* 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 QuarkXPress 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

  • If installing on Windows XP,
    • Download the latest Installer from MathMagic download page
    • Double click on the installer icon to proceed the installation
    • Install MathMagic XTension 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 for QuarkXPress\MathMagic Pro 5.x QXP.exe
  • If installing on Windows Vista or newer,
    • Download the latest Installer from MathMagic download page
    • Double click on the installer icon to proceed the installation.
    • Install MathMagic XTension 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 for QuarkXPress\MathMagic Pro 5.x QXP.exe
    • 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 XTension
    • The correct version of MathMagic XTension should be manually installed by copying from
      \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress\XTension\ folder
      to \QuarkXPress\XTensions\ folder.

    • Then, set the path to MathMagic Pro v5.x QXP.exe application in the
      QuarkXPress menubar -> 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 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\MathMagic Pro Editon for QuarkXPress\XTensions\
    - and paste(or drag and drop) it into : \QuarkXpress 8 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 typically
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress\MathMagic Pro 5.x QXP.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 QuarkXPress appliation.

  • Please read the License email or ReadMe First file for more information, located in
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress\ folder

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch QuarkXPress application(6.5, 7.x, 8.x, or 9).
  • 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 a 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 using the Sigma tool, MathMagic Pro application will be launched 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 location if not specified otherwise when installing.
    \Program Files\MathMagic Pro Editon for QuarkXPress\MathMagic Pro 5.x QXP.exe

  • Enter any equation in the MathMagic editor window, and then Save(cmd-S) the window. This will place 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 press control-S to save and then 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 further, 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
    • right-click on the equation box to bring up the contextual menu, and then select "Shift Baseline" menu 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 9.x
  • 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
  • MathMagic Pro Edition for QuarkXPress
  • 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
    • 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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