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New Here ,
Aug 19, 2016 Aug 19, 2016

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Hi, I'm working on an accounting document that has math equations. The original file is in Microsoft Word. When I place the document in InDesign the equations are missing. I tried the copy and paste, it comes as picture and the baseline doesn't mach the text.

Does anyone have a solution please?

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Adobe Employee , Apr 03, 2018 Apr 03, 2018
Hi, You can also vote for a similar request here:MathML Support – Adobe InDesign Feedback -Aman

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 19, 2016 Aug 19, 2016

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InDesign doesn't have it's own equation editor. You can:

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New Here ,
Oct 26, 2017 Oct 26, 2017

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hello mam. i use the adobe indesign cs 6 or cc in windows operating system, how can create a math and chemistry equation in adobe indesign cs6 or cc upgrade version, i can't create a equation.I want a equation in the middle,right,left of text in my document in default size and format. I want a tutorial in English , I can’t the equation in my document,

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Oct 26, 2017 Oct 26, 2017

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hello mam. i use the adobe indesign cs 6 or cc in windows operating system, how can create a math and chemistry equation in adobe indesign cs6 or cc upgrade version, i can't create a equation.I want a equation in the middle,right,left of text in my document in default size and format. I want a tutorial in English , I can’t the equation in my document,

mam mathmagic is not working indesign.. i have trail version please uplaod the tutorial in youtube , how can used it in indesign ccs6 or cc in windows  operating system..

reply me as soon as possible. thanking you

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 20, 2018 Jan 20, 2018

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Or MathTools: movemen - MathTools Download Area

~Barb

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 20, 2018 Jan 20, 2018

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Actually, all of the plug-ins are already listed at towards to top of this thread.

~Barb

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Engaged ,
Apr 02, 2018 Apr 02, 2018

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How well do these math equation plug-ins work when exporting to reflowable ePUB? Is it better to just convert them to image files?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 02, 2018 Apr 02, 2018

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Great question. I'd guess images, but give it a try and let us know.

~Barb

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Engaged ,
Apr 03, 2018 Apr 03, 2018

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I got a reply from Math Tools:

Math Tools adds an option to the InDesign Export window to export EPUB with Equation Images. This feature extends InDesign's native EPUB export feature.

I was hoping it would keep it in text form and put these into a table, but I could see where it would fall apart in a reflowable if the equation were very long and elaborate. I'll put this in the InDesign suggest a new feature forum. They can call it the Equation Persuasion Table. I want 5% of the cut for coming up with the name!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 03, 2018 Apr 03, 2018

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Thank you so much for coming back to let us know what you discovered, Chris. This will doubtless help others with the same question in the future.

~Barb

P.S. " Equation Persuasion Table"—love this.

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New Here ,
Jan 21, 2020 Jan 21, 2020

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Converting to images may work for some people depending what they're producing, but when doing math for education, it's a requirement by law to provide accessible content, so an image might not be the best option unless detailed alt text is provided.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 08, 2016 Oct 08, 2016

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Sorry I'm a little late to this thread.

I've recently had to format physics and chemistry books and share the OP's pain. Several authors using different versions of Word, sometimes the equations came in, other times they did not (i.e. not just "corrupted", but did not import at all - only a blank space - not even an image placeholder - where the equation was). I'd concluded that the equation import would be unsuccessful with content created with the latest version from Word for Mac 2016. However, if the docx was saved back to .doc and then imported, the equations came in, albeit as images.

There are three plug-in solutions that I'm aware of:

But to me this raises a separate question –  can Adobe please update how InDesign imports Word files so that it can accept the revised way equations are imported? And yes, I've submitted this question to the wishform page before anyone asks.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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Beware: after install the MathTools plugin, if you need to move it to another machine (in case o upgrade, by example) it can only be done paying a 40 euro fee additional to the montly license you already pay. I´m alerting this because I´ve discover it in the mos painful way. If I have read about it anywhere (their site doesn´t explain it) I would never purchase it.

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New Here ,
Jan 20, 2018 Jan 20, 2018

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Hello! You can try MathML Kit plugin MathML Kit - InDesign Math Formula Support | SCAND  30 day trial version also provided.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2018 Oct 02, 2018

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Yes, this plugin is fast and accurate providing excellent scalability to vector. It seems no editor's options are available but in case you need a simple tool to import formulas easily on a daily basis this could be the right choice... As a publisher we rarely edit smth by ourselves.

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Explorer ,
Oct 24, 2018 Oct 24, 2018

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

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 03, 2018 Apr 03, 2018

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Hi,

You can also vote for a similar request here:MathML Support – Adobe InDesign Feedback

-Aman

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Engaged ,
Apr 03, 2018 Apr 03, 2018

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Barb, you're welcome. Happy to help out!

Thank you, Aman! I just put in my request and included MathML support for ePUBs.

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New Here ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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Hi Aman

While Updating a new version of Indesign 16.3 there got some problem in my mathtype equation. Before that i am using version 16.2.1.

See the equations are missing in 16.3 version in indesign open files and while making pdf.

I am using Mathtype 4.0b

when i am using mathtype latest version MATHTYPE WIRIS The problem is still there.

File in 16.3 version of indesign

Chap 02_Page_1.jpg

While i am using the same file in Indesign 16.2.1 on different computer it was not showing any problem in mathtype equation.

Plz see the attach file. It is in 16.2.1 version.

 

3.jpg

Please resolve our problem

 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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This is a user-to-user forum, Adobe staff don't necessarily read it.

To get their attention you should file a bug on UserVoice (https://indesign.uservoice.com)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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Hi SCS75C84,

this is a bug in InDesign 2021 version 16.3 and is fixed with 16.4.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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Have a look at JMathEdit, It has an InDesign plugin. The equations are placed as EPS.

Reediting is also allowed.

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New Here ,
Sep 12, 2020 Sep 12, 2020

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In-TeX/LaTeX is a JavaScript tool to compile LaTeX codes (not only math equations) to PDF in InDesign, it can run both in macOS and Windows.
For more: http://github.com/cooldtp/InTeXLaTeX
DEMO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbyDlTIpCIE

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

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Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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Golu kumar 

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