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 com-
       plete 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  com-
       mands  (like  ``switch to italic'' or ``skip 2 picas'') in
       the document at all; instead, everything is done  by  spe-
       cific  markup  instructions: ``emphasize'', ``start a sec-
       tion''.

       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 mathemati-
       cal material.  AMS authors can provide editors  with  com-
       puter-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-Wes-
       ley, 1990, ISBN 0-8218-2997-1.

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