Handbook of Typography for the Mathematical Sciences

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(R), 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156.2 x 233.9 x 10.9mm | 298.59g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • English
  • 2003.
  • 1584881496
  • 9781584881490

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"provides commendably thorough advice to authors about the preparation of material for publication" -Mathematical Gazetteshow more

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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 PRINTERshow more

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