[OS X TeX] Commercial equation editor

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Jul 27 09:48:54 CEST 2005


About equation editors: Wendy McKay from TUG noticed the existence of  
the commercial MathMagic <http://www.mathmagic.com/product/ 
product.html>, which exists as a personal edition and several pro  
editions. It's fully WYSIWYG, and doesn't seem to be TeX-based. The  
personal edition is stand-alone, while the pro ones include the stand- 
alone application plus either InDesign or XPress plugins; the pro  
editions seem to also include additional functions, like exporting  
colored equations while the personal edition only exports B&W output,  
and PostScript fonts while the personal edition only includes  
TrueType and OpenType fonts.

The equations can be pasted in applications like Keynote apparently,  
and double-clicking the pasted equation brings back to the editor for  
modification. More details in <http://www.mathmagic.com/download/ 
Documentations/MM5.0UserGuide.pdf>.

That said, the pricing seems prohibitive IMO for an equation editor  
-- compared with what we get for free with TeX-based editors (for  
example, $30 academic with 6-month subscription for the personal  
edition, *and* $200 academic with 6-month subscription for the pro  
InDesign edition).

Bruno Voisin
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