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User's Guide to AmS-TeX Version 2.0

 

January, 1990

AmS-TeX is a macro package for TeX, designed to simplify the input of mathematical material and format the output according to preset style specifications.

Only the Overview section of this document is available for online viewing through Inform. The entire document is available at:

Many of the documents referred to in this document are available as PostScript files (.ps extention) in the directory: http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/software/tex/ and most of the files used to produce these documents are available in the http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/software/tex/miscfiles/ directory.

OVERVIEW

AmS-TeX is a macro package for TeX, designed to simplify the input of mathematical material and format the output according to preset style specifications. Although AmS-TeX is copyright by the American Mathemetical Society, its use is not restricted, but is encouraged for the preparation of manuscripts intended for publication both in the Society's books and journals, and also in other mathematical literature. In recognition of the copyright, the Society requests that published documents prepared with AmS-TeX include an acknowledgment of its use. The suggested forms for acknowledgments are given in the section "Other Things You Ought to Know".

Version 2.0 of AmS-TeX contains numerous minor improvements and bug fixes, as well as some major changes involving additional fonts. This User's Guide describes all the new and changed features and how to use them. Topics are grouped by type, and then presented in roughly the same order as they appear in The Joy of TeX.

This User's Guide assumes that you already have a copy of The Joy of TeX. It contains references to specific pages that probably won't make sense if you don't have a copy. It also assumes that you will be using the "preprint style," a set of macros that provides features specific to the formatting of a document, such as headings, page numbers, and the like. If you are planning to use the preprint style, you will also need to have a copy of AMSFonts Version 2.0. The Joy of TeX and and AMSFonts Version 2.0 are available from the American Mathemetical Society and other distributors. AMSFonts Version 2.0 is also available online through Inform.

 


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