LaTeX, MS Word, asking questions, LyX (was Re: [OS X TeX] 1/2" margins)
Robert Bruner
rrb at math.wayne.edu
Sat Oct 14 10:40:52 EDT 2006
Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> For those who write mathematical texts, i.e., for mathematicians and
> physicists, I recommend using the amsart documentclass for articles
> and amsbook for books. The AMS has an excellent TeX page where one
> can find templates for downloading, pdf documentation for AMSLatex
> where every command and (almost) every trick of typesetting
> mathematics is explained.
>
> In case one needs to customize the class files the AMS tex support is
> very helpful and competent, it helped me twice to find a solution
> when I couldn't figure out how to do it.
>
I have to second these remarks. A colleague and I wrote a 125 page
document in a homebrew environment we had cobbled together rather
randomly over the years. When we switched to the AMS memoir format (a
variant of amsbook, I suspect) the formatting improved substantially.
Srating with a good format like this greatly reduces the amount of
hand-tweaking required.
Further, the production staff at AMS made small modifications in the
final production process which improved readability further. They
are truly an excelent resource.
Bob Bruner
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