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

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Type math equations in InDesign

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

-Aman

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

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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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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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Or MathTools: movemen - MathTools Download Area

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Jan 20, 2018 1
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Actually, all of the plug-ins are already listed at towards to top of this thread.

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

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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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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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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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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.

edit - grammar

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

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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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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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Hi,

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

-Aman

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

Reediting is also allowed.

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