

2. Re: Math equations
G.Hoffmann Oct 8, 2013 9:38 AM (in response to 3301Libby)I'am working since many years (PageMaker era) with MathType.
http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathtype/works_with.asp#!target=indesign
I'm not sure whether they had ever solved the confusion about Symbol fonts.
Here comes a somewhat complex doc as an example (started 2002):
http://docshoffmann.de/masspoint09092002.pdf
What do you mean by accessible PDF?
Readable – yes, but editing happens in MathType via InDesign.
Best regards Gernot Hoffmann
Minor correction edited.

3. Re: Math equations
MrMathType Oct 9, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to 3301Libby)Hey there 3301  Gernot picked up on the critical element in this. Sadly, the fact is that there is no such thing as an accessible PDF when it comes to math. In some ways we're close to that, but in other ways we're just as far away from a truly accessible PDF now as we ever were.
Eugene, that's the first time I've seen the Smart Styles plugin, but I didn't see anything at their site that would address "a way to create complicated math/scientific equations in InDesign CS6". Did I just not dig deep enough? (Not trying to be picky here; I really want to know.)
Cheers  Bob

4. Re: Math equations
rhadow Mar 27, 2016 9:20 AM (in response to 3301Libby)Adobe is advertising on Dice for MathJax developers, so, perhaps, there is an InDesign solution on the way. All of the official Adobe responses recommend that you use a thirdparty app to make a pdf, then place the pdf in the ID document. This is a ludicrous workflow.
There are a couple of third party addons, neither of which are listed on the Adobe addon site. I'd really hate to shell out money for yet another cheap piece of software that **almost** meets my needs.
There are a couple of Russian YouTubes that describe math equations in ID, but I cannot understand them.
The answer is an ID builtin style that renders LaTeX or mathjax. Otherwise, my suggestion is to use Word instead.
Robert

5. Re: Math equations
Obiwan Kenobi Mar 27, 2016 9:44 AM (in response to rhadow)Hi,
When I read you, I laugh! … A little!
I make Maths since a very long time, in a galaxy far far away! … [pageMaker, XPress, FrameMaker and now InDesign].
On Windows, I've tested, bought and used a good solution proposed by MTScript using MathType equations!
But I really prefer MathMagic [OSX + Windows] and what I can tell you is that this plugin is a real pro way to make Maths into InDesign!
If you want to see samples of Maths books I've made, take a look at my cyberfolio!
https://indd.adobe.com/view/96839e7790a94ead82f5f1840f435d3a
… especially this (page 24):

6. Re: Math equations
IoanaLuca Mar 28, 2016 12:02 PM (in response to Obiwan Kenobi)Hi, I am just starting to work with Math in InDesign, and I am trying to find a solution to insert complicated fractions. So I found this discussion and MathMagic seems great for what I need. The only problem is that it doesn't work. I can't even install the plugin.
After I copy the plugin folder into Indesign plugins folder and I start InDesign, I get this error:
Sorry if it's a stupid question, but I really don't know how to make it work, I've never worked with Math in InDesign, I'm just a regular designer, and I don't seem to find much information on the internet about MathMagic.
So please help if you can.. I have a lot of math books to make and this seems as the only solution.
Thanks a lot