PowerMath for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5

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PowerMathID for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS5/CS5.5/CS6

PowerMath has been updated to work with InDesign/InCopy CS6. This version drops support for the PPC processor, InDesign/InCopy CS3/CS4 and includes all features of the OpenType/Unicode version.

PowerMathID 6.0.2.0.3063 for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS5/CS5.5/CS6 Intel

PowerMath issues fixed

Issues fixed from 6.0.2.0.2550 to 6.0.2.0.3063 can be viewed here


PowerMathID for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5 (OpenType/Unicode).

PowerMath for OpenType supports all characters in OpenType/TrueType fonts.
All of the windows have been redesigned and now provide a smoother and consistent user experience.
When migrating supersets and equations from the Postscript version, make sure to keep backups of all files. The migration process can't be undone and migrating back to the Postscript version will not be supported.

PowerMathID 6.0.1.0.2599 for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5 Intel
PowerMathID 6.0.1.0.2599 for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS3/CS4 PowerPC

PowerMath issues fixed

Issues fixed from 6.0.1.0.2472 to 6.0.1.0.2599 can be viewed here

PowerMath historical issues

Anyone continuing to use older versions may want to review historical issues that have been resolved. The descriptions of these issues are listed here:
Issues fixed from 6.0.1.0.2102 to 6.0.1.0.2472 can be viewed here

TrueType WWDoc fonts

Anyone using the OpenType version of PowerMath should upgrade their fonts to the TrueType version of the WWDoc fonts. The older Postscript Type 1 fonts have been known to cause issues in OS/X and be reported as a bad font. OS/X will remove bad fonts.
TrueType WWdoc fonts for the OpenType version of PowerMath


PowerMathID for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5 (Postscript Type 1).

PowerMath for Postscript Type 1 only supports the first 256 characters of any font. Since Postscript Type 1 fonts have a maximum of 256 characters, this version has been labeled the Postscript version. Power-House Software will continue to support this version because of its widespread use, however this version will be retired in the near future and plans to migrate your work to the OpenType version should be planned.

PowerMathID 6.0.0.0.2453 for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5 Intel
PowerMathID 6.0.0.0.2453 for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS3/CS4 PowerPC

PowerMath historical issues (Postscript Type 1)

Anyone continuing to use older versions may want to review historical issues that have been resolved. The descriptions of these issues are listed here:
Issues fixed from 6.0.0.0.2178 to 6.0.0.0.2499 can be viewed here
Issues fixed from 6.0.0.0.1888 to 6.0.0.0.2162 can be viewed here
Issues fixed from 6.0.0.0.1615 to 6.0.0.0.1884 can be viewed here
Issues fixed from 5.13.61.0.1320 to 6.0.0.0.1610 can be viewed here


PowerMathID for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS/CS2 (Postscript Type 1).

PowerMath for InDesign/InCopy CS/CS2 is available, however its use is discouraged. There have been many defects repaired and upgrading to the latest version is recommend.

PowerMathID 5.13.61.0.1320 for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS/CS2

PowerMath Support Files

PowerMath Support Files (manuals, fonts, preferences)



The program is contained within a .dmg file for download.

Once downloaded, click open the .dmg. Double click on "PowerMath.mpkg" to access the installer. This will install the various frameworks associated with the PowerMath OS X standalone application as well as the application itself: "PowerMathApp". Normally, the "Applications" folder would be chosen as the target location. Then, copy the PowerMath plug-ins PowerMath disk to the "Plug-Ins" folder for InDesign. You will then be ready to try the program in Demo mode (and see below).

The program is now generically organized into two components: a PowerMath standalone application and Plug-Ins developed specifically for host document-producing programs such as InDesign.
This was done in order to minimize training/retraining., to unify the user experience across platforms and various document producing programs which may call the PowerMath application from native plug-ins. This strategy will guarantee ongoing data compatibility for equations and complex preferences (supersets) as the program evolves across various existing document-producing host programs, as well as future technology shifts. The great majority of functionality is contained in the standalone, which can even create and edit supersets and libraries of equations without the involvement of any plug-ins. Simply double-click the "PowerMathApp" icon from the finder, and use the "File" menu options in order to do this.

PowerMath for OS X is fully compatible with complex preferences ("Supersets") from the OS9 versions, as well as with equations converted to PowerMath ASCII from those versions. Legacy PowerMath equations and "Supersets" through Mac OS 9 are fully supported--the equations via PowerMath ASCII import, and the Supersets without modification.

Custom Pi fonts for oversized glyphs which were used very extensively throughout the very large volume of PowerMath legacy books and documents are also currently supported by PowerMath. This includes drawing and accurate derivation of metrics data for any and all of these oversized glyphs, with no special concerns or workarounds as may still be required for some related applications migrating to Mac OS X. Simply download the PowerMath Support Files.

The downloaded PowerMath application will operate in Demo Mode. This software is copy-protected by an "Eve3" hardware key.
Access to production-enabled software can be purchased from Power-House Software by purchasing one of these keys. The initial purchase price includes access to all PowerMath upgrades for one year. Please contact us directly for pricing and ordering options.


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