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

MathMagic Pro Edition v5.1
MathMagic CS2 Plug-in v3.2
MathMagic CS Plug-in v3.2
MathMagic Plug-in v1.2.2
Revision of ReadMe: 24
Date of Release: July 20, 2005


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.



* Notice
  • MathMagic v5.x may cause layout reflow for old files. So please pay attention if you have equations created with old versions.

  • MathMagic CS2 Plug-in is included in this release. Previous customers can use the new CS2 Plug-in at Free of charge if the free upgrade service period is in effect.

* What's New (v5.1)
  • Added: New input interface supported in entering a template when there is a selection. The selected part is maintained in the first box of the entered template rather than deleting the selection. This new behavior can be turned ON/OFF at Preferences->Misc pane.
  • Added: Document color list stored in the StyleSet file is now applied with StyleSet switching.

  • Changed: Glyphs in 8-bit(over 128) code area of MMRelation font are relocated to those in MMBinary.
  • Changed: MathMagic Personal no longer support the baseline information when exporting as EPS.

  • Fixed: The shape of Integral did not work with StyleSet.
  • Fixed: Undo after deleting a selection of more than one line a screen update bug.
  • Fixed: Undo after deleting with Delete key caused crash when there is just one character left in the box.
  • Fixed: Bold face for Vertical line and Angle fences was not working.
  • Fixed: When opening an empty mmf file, a while blank area is displayed sometimes on the left top corner of the window.
  • Fixed: Main toolbar now allows some buttons to work even when no editor window is open.
  • Fixed: When inserting or editing more than 30 equations in Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress documents, an error message displayed, saying that it could not make another window. And in the case, the MathMagic Plugin or XTension keeps waiting for the MathMagic Pro application to respond.
  • Fixed: Shortcut keys for a few fraction templates and a few other palette items were mismatched.

MathMagic Plug-in v3.2

  • Added: New MathMagic CS2 Plug-in available for InDesign CS2.
  • Added: Updated MathMagic CS Plug-in v3.2 available for InDesign CS.
  • Added: Added "Export All Equations..." in the menu to allow user export all equation objects out.
  • Fixed: Crashed when inserting or editing equations after 'Save As'.
  • Fixed: Double-clicking on non-equation area, when there is a selected equation, caused the selected equation to be opened by the editing window.
  • Fixed: Pasted equations into a text box as Inline graphics now automatically match the baseline.
 
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

  • Install MathMagic Pro Edition and MathMagic Plug-in with the MathMagic Pro installer.
  • Make sure that MathMagic plug-in is installed in the following location.
    local:Applications:Adobe InDesign:Plug-ins:Equations:

2. Creating Equations

  • Launch Adobe InDesign CS or CS2 application(v2.0.1 or higher is recommended).
  • 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.

* System Requirements
  • Power Macintosh running
    - Mac OS X: 10.1.3 or later including 10.4 Tiger
  • Adobe InDesign v2.0.1 or newer including CS & CS2
  • About 15MB of hard disk space for complete installation
* Pricing
 
  • Free Trial for a while
  • MathMagic Pro 1-User: US$695.00.
    • 1-Year Subscription: $499.00
    • 6-Month Subscription: $299.00

  • MathMagic Pro Academic 1-User: US$399.00.
    • Academic 1-Year Subscription: $299.00
    • Academic 6-Month Subscription: $199.00

  • Multi-user price available here
  • Regular versions(non-subscription versions) come with 2-year Free upgrades service.

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

* History of Older Versions



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