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AMSTEX(1) General Commands Manual AMSTEX(1)NAME

amstex - structured text formatting and typesettingSYNOPSIS

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''. AmSTeX is the official typesetting system of the American Mathematical Society, and nearly all of its publications are typeset using AmS- TeX. The online version of AMS Math Reviews uses AmSTeX input syntax for display of mathematical material. AMS authors can provide edi- tors 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, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 1990, ISBN 0-8218-2997-1.Web2C 7.3.127 December 1992 AMSTEX(1)

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LATEX(1) General Commands Manual LATEX(1)NAME

latex, elatex, lambda, pdflatex - structured text formatting and typesettingSYNOPSIS

latex [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 LaTeX language is described in the book LaTeX - A Document Preparation System. LaTeX is a TeX macro package, not a modification to the TeX source program, so all the capabilities described in tex(1) are present. The LaTeX macros encourage writers to think about the content of their documents, rather than the form. The ideal, very difficult to real- ize, 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''. The primary source of documentation for LaTeX is the LaTeX manual referenced below, and the local guide in the file local-guide.tex or local.tex or some such. elatex is the e-TeX extended mode version of LaTeX format. lambda is the Omega version of the LaTeX format. pdflatex is the pdfTeX version of the LaTeX format. On some systems latex209 and slitex are available for compatibility with older versions of LaTeX. These should not be used for new texts.SEE ALSO

amslatex(1), amstex(1), pdflatex(1), pdftex(1), tex(1). Leslie Lamport, LaTeX - A Document Preparation System, Addison-Wesley, 1985, ISBN 020115790X. Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, and Chris Rowley, LaTeX Companion, Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0201362996 (2nd edition). LaTeX Graphics Companion, available as part of a boxed set: The LaTeX Companions, Revised Boxed Set : A Complete Guide and Reference for Preparing, Illustrating, and Publishing Technical Documents (2nd Edition), by Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Sebastian Rahtz, Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly (Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0321269446).Web2C 201214 May 2010 LATEX(1)