# [texhax] AMSTeX installation

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Wed Jul 1 15:00:47 CEST 2009

```    I wish to try a feature of AMSTeX (in particular, I wish to try the poor
man's bold font), but without actually installing it in my system yet.

macro for \pmb .  the amstex definition is
based on knuth's.

Can any AMSTeX user out there suggest how to perform a local installation
of the AMSTeX files (in the home directory), just to get it a try?

if your tex installation is based on tex live,
assuming that you really mean *ams-tex* and
not *ams-latex*.

\input amstex
\documentstyle{amsppt}

\document
...
\enddocument

you can get a brief manual for ams-tex via a