
AMSTEX(1) AMSTEX(1)
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 ver
sion 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 pack
age, 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 computerreadable AmSTeX files.
For authors more familiar with LaTeX, an AMSsupported 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, AddisonWesley, 1990, ISBN 0821829971.
Web2C 7.3.1 27 December 1992 AMSTEX(1) 
