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amstex - structured text formatting and typesetting


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This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version of can be found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

The language is described in the book The Joy of X. is a macro package, not a modification to the source program, so all the capabilities described in tex(1) are present.

The macros encourage writers to think about the content of their documents, rather than the form. The ideal, not always realized, is to have no formatting commands (like ``switch to italic'' or ``skip 2 picas'') in the document at all; instead, everything is done by specific markup instructions: ``emphasize'', ``start a section''.

is the official typesetting system of the American Mathematical Society, and nearly all of its publications are typeset using . The online version of AMS Math Reviews uses input syntax for display of mathematical material. AMS authors can provide editors with computer-readable files.

For authors more familiar with X, an AMS-supported package called amsmath.sty is is available.


Documentation for , typesettable by .
Documentation for AMS fonts, typesettable by .

See Also

latex(1) , tex(1) , slitex(1) .
Michael Spivak, The Joy of X, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 1990, ISBN 0-8218-2997-1.

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