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[Math+Magic]™ Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign
for Mac OS X

MathMagic Pro Edition v8.06
(Included Plug-ins)
MathMagic CS6 Plug-in v6.0
MathMagic CS5.5 Plug-in v5.53
MathMagic CS5 Plug-in v5.01
MathMagic CS4 Plug-in v4.01
MathMagic CS3 Plug-in v4.0
MathMagic CS2 Plug-in v3.51
MathMagic CS Plug-in v3.51

Date of Release: July 23, 2012

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

MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign is an equation editor mainly for use with Adobe InDesign software in editing any mathematical expressions and symbols with WYSIWYG interface and various powerful features.

* Key Features

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

* What's New (v8.06)
  • Added: MathMagic CS6 plug-in added for Adobe InDesign CS6.

* What's New (v8.05)
  • Changed: "MathMagic User Data" folder renamed separately for Lite, Personal, and Pro Edition.
  • Changed: Buttons and messages refined for Install and Activate Fonts in the missing fonts dialog, usually displayed when first launched.

  • Fixed: "MMVariable" font had some incorrect code mapping for Integral symbols and a few other fence symbols. Revised MMVariable.otf v3.2 is included.
  • Fixed: shift-return did not convert Greek or Symbol characters in the stream if already inserted as a Symbol character.
  • Fixed: Reading equations with some Japanese characters not worked.
  • Fixed: When multiple math expressions are in a LaTeX file, some unexpected expressions are converted and opened in a separate window if multiple conversion is turned on.

* What's New (v8.04)
  • Changed: The default vertical alignment value for Fences when imported from Plain TeX source changed to the current default setting value

  • Fixed: The first Copy took a while right after launching MathMagic if PDF clipboard format was selected.
  • Fixed: A few LaTeX symbol names added and fixed.

* What's New (v8.03)
  • Added: MathJax rendering is supported for MathML output in HTML format, from Import/Export Options dialog - MathML tab.

  • Fixed: Matrix horizontal and vertical lines are better handled as a table when exporting/importing MathML.
  • Fixed: Size unit was missing in some places when exporting in MathML format.
  • Fixed: Sum and Integrals in LaTeX were imported with a blank box.
  • Fixed: Default setting values of Fence Alignment, Template Alignment and other alignments were not saved after Quit.
  • Fixed: Some template and symbol buttons could not be registered to the UserItem Toolbar.

* What's New (v8.02)
  • Changed: Some buttons and palettes are retouched.
  • Changed: A few default settings changed.

  • Fixed: Crashes while opening an equation if Left or Right Harpoon Accent was used with direct drawing option.
  • Fixed: Applying a font from the Main Toolbar to the current selection did not work in v8.01 build.
  • Fixed: Can open some lightly damaged files better.

* What's New (v8.01)
  • Added: Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion compatible.
  • Added: Batch Conversion dialog adds 'PDF' format option for the Readable file formats.

  • Changed: A few Define Spacing values changed from the Factory setting.
  • Changed: A couple items in the Fence template rearranged.

  • Fixed: MMCenturyNew font in the Factory Setting Style was not recognized for Italic and Bold faces.
  • Fixed: MMa Pascal font was missing in the automatic activation list.

* What's New (v8.0)
  • Added: Compatibility with Apple iBooks Author and other applications that are supported by Drag and Drop or Copy and Paste in PDF format. Also supports re-editing of equations by dragging or pasting back to MathMagic window.
  • Added: User can select the way that Vector Accents with arrows and harpoon is displayed - Font based Glyph vs. Drawing arrows directly for Accents, from Preferences dialog - Shape pane.
  • Added: Right-button clicking on a Template or Symbol toolbar button detaches its pop-up palette as a floating window.
  • Added: "Show Current Character Info" item added to View menu to display the detailed character info of the current Cursor location on the top right corner of the current window.
  • Added: New options for compact MathMagic mmf data annotation added to LaTeX and MathML tabs in Import/Export Options dialog.
  • Added: View rate for the current editor window can be increased or decreased by mouse scrolling while holding down option key by 100% step. Shift-option mouse wheel changes the view rate by 10%.
  • Added: Fence, Fraction, Radical, and other templates have new additional templates or rearranged for a better usability.
  • Added: More than 40 new symbols added to Symbol palettes and some symbol palettes are rearranged.
  • Added: Copy As PDF command added to Edit menu and Contextual popup menu.
  • Added: Export and Copy rates (50~800%) support for PDF format as well.
  • Added: PNG format is also copied to the clipboard when "PNG & JPEG format" is selected for the Clipboard format.
  • Added: New Web Color mode added to the Color window as a new color type for easier web compatible color picking.
  • Added: Copying in MathType compatible format supported in the Import/Export Options - Clipboard format options.

  • Changed: Default Fonts in the Factory setting Style changed: MMTimes to MMCenturyNew, MMGreek to MMCenturyOldGreek.
  • Changed: Drawing improved for Arrow heads and Harpoon heads.
  • Changed: Strike Thru Overhang for Negates now accepts negative value as well to reduce the length of strike thru line.
  • Changed: A few function names(Im, Pr, Re) are better recognized as a normal word where Function name is not appropriate.
  • Changed: The editor window can be reduced to a much smaller size.
  • Changed: Shortcut key for 'Plain' style is changed to shift-cmd-P.
  • Changed: cmd-K or cmd-T shortcut keys(followed by a char) now works better with some European keyboard layouts, by supporting shift-cmd-K or shift-cmd-T followed by a non-shift character to offer the same shift-keyed character effect.

  • Fixed: Floating windows were not updated after a dialog window was displayed in some cases.
  • Fixed: Default Accent font face was forced to inherit from its base character even if the face was not available for the Accent font.
  • Fixed: Math Default Style command under Style menu did not set Number style correctly.
  • Fixed: When checking the latest Update automatically, MathMagic did not recognize the Proxy setting if a Proxy server was used in the network.

  • Many other minor changes and fixes.

Please read Version History for the details.

* How MathMagic Pro application and MathMagic Plug-in works

Please refer to the User Guide manual for the details: III. 8 Using MathMagic Plug-in in Adobe InDesign.

1. Installing

  • Please read the "Manual Install" document found in the downloaded disk image for the step by step instruction.
  • Make sure that MathMagic plug-in is manually installed in the following location.
    :Applications:Adobe InDesign CS5:Plug-ins:

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch Adobe InDesign CS5 or CS5.5 (or CS~CS4) application.
  • Make a new InDesign document or open a document.
  • Select the Plug-ins menu -> MathMagic sub-menu.
  • 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 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 InDesign document back.

3. Editing Equations

  • Choose "Edit Equation..." item to edit the currently selected equation. Or, just double-click on the equation box to open it with the external MathMagic Pro application for editing. 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.

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.
    • 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 plug-in 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.

5. Assigning Shortcut keys to MathMagic menu items

  • Install MathMagic plug-in by the instruction
  • Launch InDesign application and make sure that MathMagic plug-in is loaded under Plug-Ins menu.
  • Select Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts... menu item from InDesign's menubar.
  • In the "Keyboard Shortcuts" dialog, click "Product Area" popup menu, and select "MathMagic" item.
  • Assign your preferred shortcut key, such as "cmd-shift-]" for "New Equation", "cmd-shift-[" for "Edit Equation".

* System Requirements
  • Intel Macintosh
    (Universal Binary version for PowerPC available separately)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later, including 10.8 Mountain Lion
    (CS5 or newer runs on 10.5 or newer only)
  • Adobe InDesign CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5
  • About 30MB of hard disk space for complete installation
* Pricing
  • Free to try
  • MathMagic Pro 1-User: US$499.00
    with 2-year Free upgrade)
    • Upgrade with additional 2-year free upgrades: $399.00
    • 2-Month License: $100.00
    • 6-Month License: $200.00

  • MathMagic Pro Academic 1-User: US$299.00
    with 2-year Free upgrade)
    • Upgrade with additional 2-year free upgrades: $299.00

  • Multi-user price available here

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

* History of Older Versions

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