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It is indeed a lucky author who is given the opportunity to completely rewrite a book barely a year after its publication. Writing about software affords such op portunities (especially if the original edition sold out), since the author is shooting at a moving target. u\TEX and AMS-u\TEX improved dramatically with the release of the new stan dard IbTEX (called u\TEX2 ) in June of1994 and the revision of AMS-u\TEX (ver f sion 1.2) in February ofl995. The change in AMS-u\TEX is profound. u\TEX2 f made it possible for AMS-IbTEX to join the u\TEX world. One of the main points of the present book is to make this clear. This book introduces u\TEX as a tool for mathematical typesetting, and treats AMS-u\TEX as a set of enhancements to the standard u\TEX, to be used in conjunction with hundreds of other u\TEX 2f enhancements. I am not a TEX expert. Learning the mysteries of the system has given me great respect for those who crafted it: Donald Knuth, Leslie Lamport, Michael Spivak, and others did the original work; David Carlisle, Michael J. Downes, David M. Jones, Frank Mittelbach, Rainer Schopf, and many others built on the work of these pioneers to create the new u\TEX and AMS-LATEX.
I A short course.- 1 Typing your first article.- II Text and math.- 2 Typing text.- 3 Text environments.- 4 Typing math.- 5 Multiline math displays.- III Document structure.- 6 LATEX documents.- 7 Standard LATEX document classes.- 8 AMS-LATEX documents.- IV Customizing.- 9 Customizing LATEX.- V Long bibliographies and indexes.- 10 BIBTEX.- 11 Makelndex.- A Math symbol tables.- B Text symbol tables.- D Sample article with user-defined commands.- E Background.- E.1 A short history.- E.1.1 The first interim solution.- E.1.2 The second interim solution.- E.2 How does it work?.- E.2.1 The layers.- E.2.2 Typesetting.- E.2.3 Viewing and printing.- E.2.4 The files of LATEX.- F PostScript fonts.- F.1 The Times font and MathTime.- F.2 LucidaBright fonts.- G Getting it.- G.1 Getting TEX.- G.2 Where to get it?.- G.3 Getting ready.- G.4 Transferring files.- G.5 More advanced file transfer commands.- G.6 The sample files.- H Conversions.- H.1 From Plain TEX.- H.1.1 TEX code in LATEX.- H.2 From LATEX.- H.2.1 Version 2e.- H.2.2 Version 2.09.- H.2.3 The LATEX symbols.- I Final word.- I.1 What was left out?.- 1.1.1 Omitted from LATEX.- 1.1.2 Omitted from TEX.- I.2 Further reading.- Afterword.