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NAME

       amstex - structured text formatting and typesetting

SYNOPSIS

       amstex [first-line]

DESCRIPTION

       This  manual  page  is  not  meant  to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation 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.   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 specific markup instructions: “emphasize”, “start a section”.

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

FILES

       amsguide.tex
              Documentation for AmSTeX, typesettable by TeX.

       amfndoc.tex
              Documentation for AMS fonts, typesettable by TeX.

SEE ALSO

       latex(1), tex(1), slitex(1).
       Michael Spivak, The Joy of TeX, 2nd edition, American  Mathematical  Society,  1990,  ISBN
       0-8218-2997-1.