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

MathMagic Pro Edition v8.31
(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: January 21, 2013

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 (v8.31)
  • Added: "Shift the Baseline of EPS equation" field added in the Define Spacing dialog - Export Margin pane. (Pro Edition only)
  • Added: Default Font Size info added in the EPS file header. (Pro Edition only)
  • Changed: Some Define spacing preview images changed for a better description.
  • Fixed: Define Spacing dialog handles the minimum and maximum values better for some fields while entering a number if the value exceeds the predefined range.

* What's New (v8.3)
  • Added: "Change Integral Height" command added to Format menu to let user change the height of Integral symbol to Variable Height or Fixed Height without re-entering it.
  • Added: "Change Limit Position" commands added to Format menu.
  • Added: "Alignment Options" submenu with several menu items added to right-button clicked Contextual menu for easier applying.
  • Added: Show/Hide Cursor option added to View menu.
  • Added: \to supported and handled as \rightarrow when reading LaTeX expression.
  • Fixed: Colors applied to Accents were not maintained when copy & pasted to other editor window.

* What's New (v8.21)
  • Added: Color can be applied to Matrix lines, with the ability to support a separate color for each line by option-clicking on a line.
  • Fixed: Matrix lines were not maintained properly when a new row was added, or a row or column was deleted.
  • Fixed: Import/Export Options dialog did not recognize return, Esc, and cmd-. to close the dialog.

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 CS6:Plug-ins:

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch Adobe InDesign CS6 (or CS ~ CS5.5) 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 10.6 or later, including 10.8 Mountain Lion
    (Mac OS X 10.4 ~ 10.5 can use MathMagic v8.1x or older)
  • Adobe InDesign CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6
  • 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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