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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__ __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
specific 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.

**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__ __for__ __nroff__, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley,
1990, ISBN 0-8218-2997-1.