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MathML Support

We need to have InDesign to support MathML, this is much awaited feature, but not supporting in InDesign yet.

Currently we're using 3rd party plugins such as MathType, MathTools, PowerMath, etc. but not meeting our expectation, also high license cost than InDesign.

@ALL: Please support to include this feature in InDesign in the very near release.

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  • Andrei Ambrazevich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Well, perhaps the simplest and easy-to-use tool for me (as a designer) was MathML Kit for Adobe CS. If my memory doesn't trick me it's not an Adobe product but a third-party solution. But it felt quite light and useful for me as it helps to automate such operations like import of MathML formulas. Yes, there're some other apps like MathType but they seemed too difficult and bulky for me and obviously I don't need an editor for math expressions. The thing is just to put them in a .indd and get a vector-like quality output. That's it. For everyone's interested you may find the Kit right here -

  • Ross King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be an awesome addition to indesign! Trying to do my invoices so they look nice but having to do the manual calculations and retyping totals over and over again takes an unnecessarily long time!

  • Raja, Gejaraj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It became now 1 year for the request placed to include this feature in InDesign, but no confirmation received yet from Adobe even it's voted and retaining as Top 1 position for a long-time, really worrying now that whether Adobe is considering this feature for the upcoming InDesign version CC 2020?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A lot features are added to inDesign every year to justify the subscriptions, but most of these I find I rarely use. In fact many new features seem to like bloat the application to me, getting in the way of production.

    Now why can't we have something that is actually useful like this? Support for MathML would a welcome, valuable addition to InDesign.

  • Jaco De Bruin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Adobe Can you please implement this in the very near future. We do math publications for publishers but unfortunately it is not financially viable anymore as the licensing costs are getting too high. My last project exactly 33% of the total cost of the project went towards a math plug-in that is only valid for three months. The lack of math support is starting to kill our business.

  • Guido Benigni commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm sick and tired to have to export Word doc as a pdf, select each one of the equations in Illustrator, and then reimport every single one in InDesign. And it doesn't work every time. This is crazy.

  • Charles LaPierre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Benetech's Global Certified Accessible Initiative to certify EPUB's as being accessible strongly supports the addition of MathML being added to InDesign so that the resulting EPUBs can be fully accessible and not just an image of a math equation. The DIAGRAM Center along with DAISY and others are also working on best practices on how the MathML should be put into an EPUB so that there is graceful fallback when MathML and JavaScript is not supported by the reading system, and the Math will still be visible and accessible.

  • Wolfgang Sohst commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a very important feature for everybody using InDesign to create scientific/technical texts. Please work on it!

  • CD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, a lack of math typesetting capabilities is a glaring oversight by Adobe. Would love to see this feature added. The plugins are all ridiculously expensive.

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