amstex - structured text formatting and typesetting
amstex [ first line ]
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 computer-readable AmSTeX files.
For authors more familiar with LaTeX, an AMS-supported package called amsmath.sty is is
Documentation for AmSTeX, typesettable by TeX.
Documentation for AMS fonts, typesettable by TeX.
latex(1), tex(1), slitex(1).
Michael Spivak, The Joy of TeX, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 1990, ISBN 0-8218-2997-1.
Web2C 7.3.1 27 December 1992 AMSTEX(1)