Does MathMagic appliction run on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Yes. MathMagic Personal / Lite v8.2 or newer runs on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

MathMagic Pro v8.7 or newer and its bundled new MathMagic Plug-ins are compatible with Mavericks. (MathMagic Pro v8.6x or older versions do not work on Mavericks as the OpenTransport based communication service is not available on Mavericks any more.)

However, “The app is damaged and can’t be opened …” or similar message may be displayed when launching your MathMagic application depending on the version you downloaded.
If this is the case, please try one of the following options to make it run. This is caused by Gatekeeper security feature included in Mac OS X 10.8 or newer.


Are MathMagic Windows versions compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8?

MathMagic v7.x or newer should run on Windows XP or newer including Vista, 7 and 8.
On Windows 7 or 8, please set the Compatibility mode to “Windows XP SP3”, and run as Admin.

If your account does not have enough privilege to access the Registry or your Firewall setting blocks MathMagic Pro from communicating via TCP/IP protocol with MathMagic Plug-ins or XTensions, there might be an error. This can be resolved if you change those Security/Firewall setting or by adjusting your Anti-Virus utility. And also, Windows compatibility mode and Run as an Admin settings may be required


How can I convert MS Word equations into MathMagic?

There are many ways to bring your equations from MS Word documents to MathMagic.

If it is just for one ~ several equations, you can select one equation and copy it to the Clipboard from your Word document, then paste it into MathMagic window. Just repeat this Copy & Paste for the rest equations. This will work if the equation was created with MS Word Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType(v4.x ~ 6.x). If the equation was created with the new equation editor introduced in MS Word 2007 or newer.

Or, if you do not have MS Word application to open up the MS Word documents, or if there are too many equations to repeat Copy-Paste in your Word document, or if for multiple Word documents (.doc or .docx), MathMagic has the “Batch conversion” feature for you. Launch MathMagic, select File -> “Convert…” menu item to bring up the following converter window, where you can select MS Word files for input and any output format you’d like to convert to, such as EPS, PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, MathML, LaTeX, Wiki equation, Speech text, … (format varies by platform).

You can also check “Extract all images from Word file to …” Checkbox if you’d like to extract all other images from Word files during the conversion as separate image files.


Do you support Pantone Colors?

Yes, but with some limitation.

You can manually specify a Pantone Color name and its CMYK value in the Color window, by clicking “New” button to create a Pantone color.
Then, set it as a “Spot” color and assign a Pantone color name in the name field as shown below.

You can create multiple Pantone color swatchs in the MathMagic Color window – Application-wide Color List.
The current versions do not support any Pantone swatch list yet.


Do you support Color in equations?

MathMagic Personal Edition and Pro Editions have supported Color equations since version 4.0 on Mac, and version 2.0 on Windows.
You can apply any color in RGB or CMYK or in Gray. Colors can be manged per document or globally with name and style.
Pro Editions support Over print.

MathMagic supports Spot color as well


Does MathMagic support automatic numbering and automatic baseline features for inserted equations in MS Word?

MathMagic does not support automatic numbering of inserted equations in MS Word. But you may put numbers manually by using the “Insert -> Caption…” menu of MS Word.

MathMagic Mac version does work with MS Word’s Drag&Drop or Copy&Paste features when you want to insert equations made with MathMagic, but the auto-baseline feature is not working with MS Word on Mac yet.

MathMagic Windows version can work with MS Word by using OLE instead of Drag&Drop or Copy&Paste. When inserted via OLE, the auto-baseline on Windows is supported.


Can I use MathMagic in higher education to build very complex equations?

There is no limit to the equations that MathMagic can compose. It can be used equally well with simple equations used in elementary school, and with the most complex equations in the highest levels of academia and industry. It does not discriminate based on correctness of mathematical notation, so you can create your own new math formulation as well. There is no limit to the depth of nested equations, so feel free to build as long or as complex a equation as you can.