AMSTEX(1)                                                            AMSTEX(1)


       amstex - structured text formatting and typesetting


       amstex [ first line ]


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

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

       The AmSTeX 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  spe-
       cific markup instructions: ‘‘emphasize’’, ‘‘start a section’’.

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

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


              Documentation for AmSTeX, typesettable by TeX.

              Documentation for AMS fonts, typesettable by TeX.


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

Web2C 7.5.4                    27 December 1992                      AMSTEX(1)

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