# amstex

**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 documen-
tation 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* *for* *nroff*.
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 spe-
cific 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 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* *for* *nroff*, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley,
1990, ISBN 0-8218-2997-1.
Web2C 7.5.4 27 December 1992 **AMSTEX(1)**

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