New on CTAN: amscls-doc
This collection includes four user manuals, the "AMS Author Handbooks", each directed to the use of a particular AMS document class. These manuals collectively form the user documentation for the amscls macro bundle (found in the "LaTeX required" area). The manuals are compiled from source files that minimize duplication of common information and tailor class-specific material through the use of switches and some additional source files. The motivation for this structure and instructions for compiling such a multi-sourced collection are detailed in the auxiliary manual ams-author-handbook-doc; this collection might serve as a model for other multi-targeted documentation projects.
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/amscls-doc The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/info/amscls-doc/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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amscls-doc – User documentation for AMS document classes
This collection comprises a set of four manuals, or Author Handbooks, each documenting the use of a class of publications based on one of the AMS document classes amsart, amsbook, amsproc and one “hybrid”, as well as a guide to the generation of the four manuals from a coordinated set of LaTeX source files. The Handbooks comprise the user documentation for the pertinent document classes.
As the source for the Handbooks consists of a large number of files, and the intended output is multiple different documents, the principles underlying this collection can be used as a model for similar projects. The manual “Compiling the AMS Author Handbooks” provides information about the structure of and interaction between the various components.
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