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The following are documentation written by various authors in order of increasing difficulty/complexity/specialty (subjective of course). They are available as post script files.

- Gentle Tex is a gentle introduction to Tex (not Latex). Don't bother to read if you are interested only in Latex or if you know Tex. 91 pages.
- Essential Latex by Michael Doob is a quick way to start using the old Latex (Latex209). Don't bother reading this if you know Latex.
- A not very Short Intro to LaTaXe2 by Oetiker, Partl, Hyna, and Schlegl. Readable intro to LATEX2e and AMSLATEX. 58 pages.
- Getting Up and Runing With AMSLaTeX by Hirshhorn. This gives more details about mathematical features of AMSLaTeX which carry over to LaTex2e. 26 pages.
- AMSLaTeX User Guide is a document from the AMS and is similar to "Getting up and Running with AMSLaTeX". Seems to have more details on the mathematical features. This documents version 1.2, which assumes Latex2e.
- Differences between version 1.1 and 1.2 of AMS Latex.
- AMSTex Guide is another document from the AMS describing AMSTex. AMSTex is a set of macros described in ``The Joy of Tex''. AMSTex is not based on LaTex; rather it is a set of macros that supplements plain Tex.
- User Guide to LaTex2e by the LaTeX3 Team. This has more emphasis on typesetting than on mathematics. 28 pages.
- Technical notes on AMSLatex. if funny things happen when you try something fancy in AMS Latex, this might help.
- Instructions for formatting documents for AMS
- Sample Late2e document.
- Sample Late2e Latex2e File.
- Test Math article that shows how the new features can be used.
- AMS Fonts are described.
- Symbols available with Latex.
- Symbols Latex file. Look at this file to see how to generate the symbols. You need to be pretty good to make heads or tails out of this.
- Fonts available with Tex.
- Fonts Tex file. Look at this file to see how the fonts were called. It is in Tex and you have to be pretty good in Tex to make head or tail out of it. Sorry.
- Simple NFSS by T. Murphy is basic intro to the new font selection.
- Post Script NFSS contains details on using Post Script fonts
- Frequently Asked Questions about NFSS and Latex2E (sorry, not much on TeX).
- Virtual Fonts contains a discussion from the Internet about virtual fonts. This may be confusing; read at your own risk.

- If you don't know LaTex and have only LaTex209 (the old LaTeX) read "Essential Latex"
- If you don't know LaTex, and want to use LaTex2e, start with "A not very Short Intro to LaTeX2e".
- If you know LaTex (or have read "A not very Short Intro to LaTeX2e") and if you are interested in typsetting Mathematics, then read "Getting Up and Running with AmsLaTex" or "AMSLaTeX User Guide".
- If you need more information on special mathematical fonts, see ``AMS Fonts''.
- If you know LaTeX, and want more details on LaTeX2e as a typsetting language, read "LaTeX2e for Authors".
- If don't know Tex, then read "Gentle Tex".
- If you want to typeset mathematics with Tex rather than Latex, read "AMSTex Guide".

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