MathMagic

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MathMagic
MathMagic Icon
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MathMagic Personal with sample equations and a few palettes, running on Mac OS X
Developer(s) InfoLogic
Initial release September 1, 1998; 16 years ago (1998-09-01)[1]
Stable release v9.01 for Mac OS X, v7.74 for Windows / February 16, 2015 (2015-02-16)
Operating system Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS
Type Formula editors
License Proprietary
Website www.mathmagic.com

MathMagic is a mathematical WYSIWYG equation editor, available for Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS since its debut in 1998. MathMagic is known for its DTP quality equations and widely used by Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress users. MathMagic is a stand-alone multi-purpose equation editor application so its equation can be used by most software, such as word processors, presentation software, DTP layout software, and graphic software, via Copy and Paste, Drag and Drop, or by exporting to one of its supported formats.

MathMagic Products[edit]

MathMagic product line includes "MathMagic Personal Edition", "MathMagic Pro for Adobe InDesign", "MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress", and "MathMagic Prime Edition", depending on the configuration and their target market.

In June 2012, "MathMagic Lite Edition", their complementary version, was introduced for Mac OS X and Android platforms,[2] with some limited features according to their Feature Comparison Table. In September 2014, "MathMagic Lite for Window" released.[3] Now, their Lite Edition is available on all Android OS, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows platforms.

MathMagic Features[edit]

MathMagic supports MathML, LaTeX, Plain TeX, SVG, ASCIIMath, EPS, PDF, PICT, WMF, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF, MathType equations, MS Equation Editor equations, MS Word 2007 equation, Google Docs equation, Zoho Writer equation, Math-To-Speech, and more (Some formats are platform specific). Although it is a WYSIWYG equation editor, MathMagic allows you type or paste LaTeX expressions directly into the editor window. MathML, ASCIIMathML, and other formats can also be pasted in or copied out. It also supports Text To Speech to read out mathematical expressions via the OS built-in TTS engine or a few internet based remote TTS services.

MathMagic understands a certain level of natural English expressions to convert spoken language based Math reading into equation. For example, pasting "y equals 3x plus 2a minus 2.5 squareroot b" will form

y = 3 x + 2 a - 2.5 \sqrt{b}.

MathMagic Pro comes with all the features of Personal Edition, plus extra features and fonts for high-end users, and Plug-ins or XTensions to work directly with Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress. MathMagic Pro for Adobe InDesign works with InDesign CS ~ CS6 and CC ~ CC2014. MathMagic Pro for QuarkXPress works with QuarkXPress 6.x ~ 9.x.

MathMagic equation can be pasted into MS Word 2007 or newer's document in MathML format because MS Word's new built-in Equation editor can display and edit MathML.

MathMagic does not support computation.

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