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AMSTEX(1) AMSTEX(1)NAMEamstex - structured text formatting and typesettingSYNOPSISamstex[ first line ]DESCRIPTIONThis manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or manualWeb2C:ATeXimplementation. The AmSTeX language is described in the bookTheJoyofTeXfornroff. 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 specific markup instructions: ''emphasize'', ''start a section''. AmSTeX is the official typesetting system of the American Mathematical Society, and nearly all of its publica- tions 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 calledamsmath.styis is available.FILESamsguide.tex"Documentation for AmSTeX, typesettable by TeX.amfndoc.tex"Documentation for AMS fonts, typesettable by TeX.SEEALSOlatex(1), tex(1), slitex(1). Michael Spivak,TheJoyofTeXfornroff, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley, 1990, ISBN 0-8218-2997-1. Web2C 7.5.6 27 December 1992 AMSTEX(1)