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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 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.