Handbook of Typography for the Mathematical Sciences

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You know mathematics. You know how to write mathematics. But do you know how to produce clean, clear, well-formatted manuscripts for publication? Do you speak the language of publishers, typesetters, graphics designers, and copy editors?

Your page design-the style and format of theorems and equations, running heads and section headings, page breaks, fonts, and spacing-makes the difference between, awkward, hard-to-read publications and coherent, professional ones. The Handbook of Typography for the Mathematical Sciences is your key to exercising control over how your books and articles look, read, and ultimately communicate your ideas.

Focusing on TeX, today's medium of choice for producing mathematical documents, the author illuminates all of the issues associated with page design and seeing your manuscript smoothly and accurately through each step of its publication.

  • Learn how to format, edit, and layout a page
  • Examine a variety of graphics options: Postscript®, bitmaps, *.jpg, *.gif, and *.pdf files
  • Discover powerful tools available for indexing, bibliographies, tables, and diagrams
  • Access a compendium of all TeX commands commonly used in mathematical writing
  • Explore ways to include diskettes, source code, or software available on the Internet with you publications

Becoming acquainted with this material will make you a well-informed author equipped to deal with publishers, compositors, editors, and typesetters, with TeX consultants, copy editors, and graphics designers-an author who has a better understanding of the publishing process and is able to create better mathematics books.

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This book explains how to effectively translate handwritten mathematical notation into clean, well-formatted manuscripts for publication. Focusing on TEX, the computer application of choice for producing mathematical, scientific, and engineering documents, Krantz (mathematics, Washington U.) describes how to handle everything from the big picture (formatting, editing and laying out a page) to the minute (correct typographical proofing notation). While it explains how to use many of the program's functions, this book is not written as a TEX manual but rather as tool to allow anybody to learn TEX's capabilities. Includes information using bitmaps, .jpeg, .gif and .pdf files and discussions of web publishing with PostScript and Acrobat. Well laid out for reference, with extensive appendices and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Planning Ahead
Overall Design
Page Design
Design in the Small
Choice of Fonts
Single Column or Double Column?
Foreign Alphabets
What is TeX?
Typesetting Mathematics in TeX
Typesetting English in TeX
Answering the Questions from Chapter 1 in the Argot of TeX
Other Methods for Typesetting Mathematics
Communicating with your Typesetter
Communicating with your Editor
Guaranteeing that your Book or Paper turns out as you Wish
TeX and the English Language
Other Word Processors and Typesetting Systems
Communicating with your Copy Editor
The Table of (or TOC)
The Index
The Bibliography
What is Postscript?
{\tt *.pdf}, {\tt *.jpg}, {\tt *.bmp} and other Graphic Formats
Importing Graphic files into your TeX Document
Importing Graphic files into other ASCII or Word Processor Documents
Software for Creating Graphics
Other Methods for Creating Graphics
Traditional Methods of Copy Editing
Modern Methods of Copyediting
Basic Copy Editor's Marks
Interacting with your Copy Editor
Manuscript Proofs
Galley Proofs
Page Proofs
The End of the Process
Modes of Typesetting Mathematics
Displayed Math
Inline Math
Built-up Expressions
Horizontal Spacing $n$-Quads and $m$-Quads
Vertical Spacing
Typesetting Problems that are Peculiar to Mathematics
Modes of Typesetting English
Hyphens and Dashes
Quotations, Displayed and Not
Vertical and Horizontal Spacing
Steps in the Production of a Paper or Article
Steps in the Production of a Book

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