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Handbook of Typography for the Mathematical Sciences





ISBN 9781584881490
Published August 31, 2000 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
192 Pages

 
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Book Description

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.
  • Table of Contents

    BASIC PRINCIPLES
    Planning Ahead
    Consistency
    Overall Design
    Page Design
    Design in the Small
    Choice of Fonts
    Single Column or Double Column?
    Foreign Alphabets
    TYPESETTING MATHEMATICS
    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
    TYPESETTING ENGLISH
    TeX and the English Language
    Other Word Processors and Typesetting Systems
    Communicating with your Copy Editor
    FRONT AND BACK MATTER
    The Table of (or TOC)
    The Index
    The Bibliography
    Tables
    Lists
    GRAPHICS
    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
    COPY EDITING
    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
    TECHNICALITIES OF MATHEMATICAL TYPESETTING
    Modes of Typesetting Mathematics
    Displayed Math
    Inline Math
    Built-up Expressions
    Horizontal Spacing $n$-Quads and $m$-Quads
    Vertical Spacing
    Alignment
    Typesetting Problems that are Peculiar to Mathematics
    TECHNICALITIES OF PROSE TYPESETTING
    Modes of Typesetting English
    Hyphens and Dashes
    Quotations, Displayed and Not
    Alignment
    Tables
    Boxes
    Vertical and Horizontal Spacing
    Steps in the Production of a Paper or Article
    Steps in the Production of a Book
    WHAT HAPPENS AT THE PRINTER

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    " …provides commendably thorough advice to authors about the preparation of material for publication…"
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