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FAQ (MathTools V2)

Associated Product: MathTools 2.0

Last change: Mar 13, 2015

Supported Platforms

Which OS is supported by MathTools V2

MathTools V2 is a Plug-In to the Adobe InDesign product family and supports the same operating systems.

Does MathTools V2 support Adobe InCopy

Yes. Adobe InCopy CS6 and Creative Cloud are supported.

Does MathTools V2 support Adobe InDesign

Yes. Adobe InDesign CS6 and Creative Cloud are supported.

Does MathTools V2 support Adobe InDesignServer

Yes. MathTools V2 EE (Enterprise Edition) supports Adobe InDesignServer CS6 and Creative Cloud

InDesign Text Features

Can I use tracking inside a MathZone?

Yes, in top-level text.

  • it will be reset when recomposing MathZone(s), if applied as override
  • causes malformed MathStyled expressions, if applied by a paragraph or character style.

Can I use tracking inside a MathStyled expression (like a fraction)

NO

  • it will be reset when recomposing MathZone(s), if applied as override
  • causes malformed MathStyled expressions, if applied by a paragraph or character style.

Can I use kerning in MathZones

Yes, to some degree.

  • it is cleared if applied to left end of a MathStyled expression part when recomposing MathZone(s)
  • it may cause side-effects if applied at the right end of a MathStyled expression part

Can I use optical kerning in MathZones

  • YES for top-level text
  • NO for MathStyled expressions; will most likely cause misaligned expressions.

Can I use custom fonts for MathZones

  • PREREQ: font has its font metrics setup correctly and all glyphs required
  • YES for all MathStyles that do not make use of stretchable symbols
  • NO (in V2) for MathStyles using stretchable symbols (Fence, horiz fence, …)

Where do I find the MathStyles panel

Windows > Styles > Math Styles

Support for Editorial Workflow Systems

Generally, we do not expect issues with editorial workflows due to the seamless integration of MathTools V2 with the InDesign product family.

MathTools V2 supports INDD, IDML and XML based workflows out of the box for InDesign, InCopy and InDesignServer.

Note: due to the way InDesign deals with 3rd party data in documents, you need to ensure that at least MathTools V2 READER Edition is installed everywhere. Otherwise, InDesign -by design- resets or strips off MathTools V2 data with or even without any related warnings. This is not a MathTools V2 related issue, but the default behaviour of InDesign in a Missing Plug-Ins condition!

Can MathTools V2 be used with Typefi Publish?

Yes. We are not aware of any issues.

Typefi Publish integrates with MathTools V2 Enterprise Edition to convert MathML into editable MathZones on InDesignServer.

Can MathTools V2 be used in a vjoon K4 Publishing System installation?

Yes. We are not aware of any issues.

Can MathTools V2 be used in a WoodWing Enterprise installation?

Yes. We are not aware of any issues

KNOWN ISSUES

A red frame is drawn when selecting body text

  • selection drawing issue: red selection box is drawn even if M-Tool is NOT active!
  • Issue happens typically after a crash and is due to some caching of InDesign
  • workaround-1:
    • quit InDesign
    • temporarily deinstall MathTools V2,
    • launch InDesign
    • quit InDesign
    • (re)install MahtTools V2
  • workaround-2: clear InDesign Cache folder

MathStyles Option Dialog Crash

  • Crash with CC builds in MathStyles Option dialog when using TAB or cursor up/down in Template ComboBox
  • fixed with build 560

MathStyles Panel Crash

  • Crash when scrolling the MathStyles in MathStyles panel
  • fixed with build 560

Creating a Plug-In dependency to MathTools as unexpected side-effect

A document that is not yet Enabled for Math may get implicitly dependent on MathTools due to side-effects:

  • IDML related workflows like import/place of a snippet, a story, a library item that contains MathStyles, if MathTools (READER, at least) is installed, import those MathStyles
  • copy & paste (or drag'n'drop) text containing MathZones from another MathTools Enabled document copies the referenced MathStyles, too

As a result, opening the document will show the Missing Plug-Ins alert. See Deal with Missing Plug-Ins

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