How can I use the equations in other applications?

With MathMagic, you can save or export your work as EPS, PDF, MathML, TeX, LaTeX, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PICT or WMF format(formats may vary depending on the MathMagic version and OS platform.) Any application that supports one of these formats can read your work.

You may simply drag&drop equations from MathMagic editor window to other application’s window, or copy and paste the equation, without going thru the export&export process, because many of modern applications support drag&drop.


Do you have Plug-ins for Adobe InDesign® and InCopy® ?

MathMagic Pro for InDesign is for Adobe InDesign 2.x, CS ~ CS6, and CC (Creative Cloud) ~ CC 2014. It comes with MathMagic Plug-ins for InDesign CS3 ~ CC 2014 by default. Older Plug-ins are available separately per request. For the details about MathMagic Pro Edition, please refer to the Product pageand PDF flyer.

MathMagic Pro Edition for Adobe InDesign is available on both Mac OS X and Windows.

MathMagic InCopy plug-in is available separately upon request, due to the relatively limited market size of InCopy.
Please contact us for the details if you are interested.


Which versions of QuarkXPress do you support?

MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress supports QuarkXPress 6.x ~ 9.x on Mac OS X.

On Windows, MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress supports QuarkXPress 6.x ~ 9.x as well.

MathMagic XTension English version and MathMagic Pro English version support QuarkXPress & QuarkXPress Passport. MathMagic XTension Japanese & Korean versions support QuarkXPress East Asian versions.


Does it support all versions of TeX?

MathMagic supports Plain TeX, LaTeX, AMS-LaTeX, and MediaWIKI TeXvc for mathematical equations and symbols.
Both Mac and Windows versions have mostly the same TeX capatiblity as they are based on the same TeX conversion engine.

MathMagic doesn’t support all the features of TeX. It does not support some features related to page layout commands or macros. Please refer to the User Guide, the section describing TeX that MathMagic supports for the detail TeX compatibility codes.
The list of MathMagic supported LaTeX symbol names are available here.

MathMagic also allows user to type in TeX expressions directly in the editor window, converting it into equation when shift-return entered.


Does MathMagic support MathML or XML?

MathMagic supports MathML. MathML files can be drag&dropped onto MathMagic application icon, or opened via File -> Open menu. MathML expression block can be pasted directly into MathMagic window as well for an automatic conversion.
MathML 2.0 with namespace attr, no namespace, and m: namespace are supported.
Presentation markup and Mixed(with Contents) markup are supported.
All the settings can be customized by user, from File -> Import/Export Options dialog.

We also have a plan to support MathML 3 in the future.
If you are keen to the details and evaluation, please contact MathMagic team for more information.

On the other hand, one of our partners has been using the XML/MathML workflow solution for Adobe InDesign with XML database on a server since 2004. If you need further information please contact us.


What does the Baseline-Savvy Equation mean?

Baseline-Savvy Equation indicates mathematical equations that can be combined and matched with a text line that has the baseline information, just like a character in your documents. Baseline-Savvy Equation has its own baseline information in the equation image object, so it is automatically aligned to the baseline of the accompanying text line when inserted as an inline graphic. And you can easily change its default baseline to make it automatically fit perfectly with your text without adjustment.

AppleWorks and some other word processors support this feature for the equations created with MathMagic.


Do you have more info about the bundled MathMagic fonts?

MathMagic fonts are offerred in OpenType format for high-quality printing, easier font embeding in PDF, and cross-platform compatibility. Older versions of MathMagic came in TrueType + Type 1 Postscript format and these formats might be avialable separately upon request.

MathMagic Pro, MathMagic Personal, MathMagic Prime, MathMagic Lite come with different default fonts bundled. For the detailed list of bundled fonts, please visit MathMagic Fonts page.

For Code maps and Glyph previews, please visit Glyph preview page.


Can I import MathType™ files into MathMagic?


MathMagic Personal Edition and Pro Edition v2.0 or newer for Windows support importing MathType™ documents saved in EPS or WMF format although there are some limitation in reading some certain templates or symbols due to feature differences.

MathMagic also supports Copy&Paste of MathType equation objects into the MathMagic window directly from MS Word™ documents or the MathType™ window.

v5.8 or newer version of MathMagic Personal & Pro Editions for Macintosh supports reading MathType 5 and 6 equations saved in PICT, GIF, and EPS.
And Copy & Paste and Drag and Drop is also supported. In MathType v5.x, MathML or AMS LaTeX should be specified from Preferences -> Translators menu.


What is the difference between MathMagic and MathType™ ?

There are many differences as well as similarities between these two. MathMagic was originally designed for the high-end desktop publishing market to meet their high quality printing and accurate adjustment needs. So it was first launched as a XTension for QuarkXPress® 3.3 on Macintosh.
And then standalone application versions of MathMagic, Personal Edition and Pro Editions, were released simultaneously for Macintosh, Mac OS X, Windows, and Java platform to meet various customers’ needs.
So, MathMagic is designed and optimized for the quality of work required by professional publishing, and adding features such as being able to re-edit equations on the spot, and applying fine adjustments.
MathMagic, however, like some other equation editing software, adopts a similiar user interface to MathType™ in some places. This is mainly because many mathematical notations and math symbols are commonly supported by these applications. This will also help any previous MathType™ or any other equation editor software users switch to MathMagic easily without much additional learning time.

MathType is also another good equation editor for general use. But it is not optimized for the high-end publishing as is MathMagic. For example, with MathMagic, you don’t need any annoying external processes to build mathematical equations in your QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign documents. Equations created with MathType can be converted into EPS format to be imported into a graphic box of QuarkXPress or InDesign. But the imported equations require you to switch back to MathType for modification everytime. Moreover, the EPS image can not be imported as an Inline graphic. The imported equation does not automatically align to the text base line either.

With MathMagic, you can modify equations simply by double-clicking or right-clicking, which should improve your productivity very much if you are a heavy equation user. MathMagic automatically aligns its equations to the baseline of the current text line in QuarkXPress and InDesign, which saves you a lot of time in editing technical documents.
MathMagic also allows you to specify your own fonts, style, and size within the equation, just like a word processor. It comes with a very intuitive interface.

So many users found MathMagic much more useful and productive. Actually many of MthMagic users are swtiched users from MathType™ or Equation Editor™.

Please refer to the Comparison chart for the details.