8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2018 2:20 AM by borisl50464798

    MathML in InDesign

    kanaga kumar Level 1

      Dear Friends,


      May I know whether InDesign support MathML like 3B2.

      If yes, which plugin I suppose to use?

      If no, in which way I can handle?


      Advance thanks for your guidance.



      kanaga kumar. k

        • 1. Re: MathML in InDesign
          Sajeev Sridharan Level 4

          InDesign won't support mathml.


          You can use external editor like mathtype for this workflow.


          Other plugins are powermath, inmath etc., but it won't support mathml (I think so...), those plugins have it's own codings.



          • 2. Re: MathML in InDesign
            MrMathType Level 3

            Vandy88 is correct -- InDesign doesn't support MathML, but MathType does, and you can use MathType with MathML. However, I don't want to cloud the issue or introduce confusion -- using MathType with InDesign means you'll insert the equations into the document as EPS, not as MathML. Even if you use MathType to process the MathML, the MathML equations still aren't recognizable by InDesign, and they'll need to be in graphical format.


            Unless you're tied to InDesign, there are some really nice XML+MathML solutions available in the marketplace, but this probably isn't the right forum to discuss that.

            • 3. Re: MathML in InDesign
              Vinícius Amaral Level 1

              Hi there


              How are you doing?


              You said about some solutions using XML+MathML.

              I know this not the right forum to discuss that, but I will be very glad if you give a direction to choose a good solution that I can use XML + MathML automated by JavaScript in InDesign.


              Thank you so much.

              • 4. Re: MathML in InDesign
                Peter Kahrel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                The movemen MathTools plug-ins work with MathML. MathML is rendered in InDesign as plain text, and exports to PDF and Epub.

                • 5. Re: MathML in InDesign
                  Vinícius Amaral Level 1

                  Thanks Peter.

                  I'm your fan.

                  I've seen this plugin before.

                  I will ask the developer about the automation with JavaScript.

                  Have you seen this one by Scand?


                  In a test that I did works fine with JS but I am not sure if works both PC and Mac.

                  Let me know if you have new options about MathML.


                  Thank you!

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                  • 6. Re: MathML in InDesign
                    Peter Kahrel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    MathTools is fully scriptable with JavaScript, it's very well supported. And because MathTools equations are editable text objects there's a lot of scope for scripting.


                    I didn't know Scand's system. They mention 'MathML Kit has no internal visual editor for formulas, but you might use your favorite from Links panel as usual' suggests that the equations are placed files.



                    • 7. Re: MathML in InDesign
                      andreia86239181 Level 1

                      Probably you could say SCAND's plugin lacks built-in editor but it imports .mathml files in automated mode (following a script). Moreover it be customized by your request. So you've a bunch of equations to be implemented in Adobe InDesign and got no time it could help you.

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                      • 8. Re: MathML in InDesign
                        borisl50464798 Level 1

                        BTW a new version is going for release in a couple of days, it would support Adobe CS 2019 as well. )

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