(In the following text MathTools refers to MathTools V2 and V3!)
MathTools adds integrated equation editing capabilities to the type composer of Adobe InDesign, InCopy and InDesign Server. Integration is seamless and tight: MathZones (=equations) are text and therefore instantly affected by InDesign's styling features. Math Styles are added and applied as needed to get the desired formatting for expressions like fractions.
For further details see the respective product pages below.
MathTools is not an application that runs on its own. Instead, it comes as Plug-In for the Adobe InDesign product family and needs to be installed into the corresponding Plug-Ins folder (see Installation Guide). Note: Plug-Ins must always match the InDesign version. Therefore, matching MathTools builds are available for those InDesign versions it supports: see MathTools builds.
|InDesign Version||MathTools Version|
|CC 2017||V2, V3|
|CC 2015||V2, V3|
|CC 2014||V2, V3|
|CS5.5 / CS5||
As MathTools is a Plug-In to the Adobe InDesign product family, it shares technical requirements and limitations of the matching versions of InDesign. Generally speaking, if InDesign works, it is most likely that MathTools for that very version of InDesign will work, too.
Important Note: MathTools may add MathZones and MathStyles to InDesign documents which - by design (of InDesign) - results in a Plug-In dependency. If InDesign requires MathTools in order to open a document, installing a free MathTools READER solves that issue and avoids loosing all MathStyles and equations.
Key features (V3)
Key features (V2)
Licensing Terms (V2+V3)
License Types (V2+V3)
Enterprise Edition; adds automation support to MathTools PRO for InDesign product family in order to integrate with custom workflows.
This product is for InDesign (workstation)
To request a quote for a license for MathTools EE for InDesign Server use Contact.
from 299.00 € / unit(s) *
Processing fee to re-activate a single license activation on another installation.
Note that the re-activation requires to de-activate the license on the currently activated installation!
40.00 € / unit(s) *