[texhax] Mathematics subject classification numbers question

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Apr 13 13:27:56 CEST 2012

On Apr 12, 2012, at 7:02 PM, Kurt Foster wrote:

> This has got to be something that's simple to do, but I have spent many hours trying to track down exactly how, so far without success.
> I am preparing a paper for the Illinois Journal of Mathematics.  It instructs authors to include mathematics subject classification numbers ``in the usual format.''  The IJM has a sample .tex file for an actual paper.  It is in  \documentclass{amsart}, which uses the command \subjclass{} for the msc numbers.  This makes the argument  appear in an unnumbered, unmarked footnote at the bottom of page 1.  So apparently that's the ``usual format'' for the subject classification numbers.
> But my paper is in  \documentclass{article} for which there is no \subjclass{} command (at least, I got an ``undefined control sequence'' error when I tried it). I have tried \footnote{}, but that makes a numbered footnote.  I have also tried \thanks{} within \title{} or \author{}.  That also puts a footnote where I want it, but marks it (and the title or author's name) with an asterisk.  So how do I get an unmarked, unnumbered footnote for the msc numbers at the bottom of page 1?
> Yes, I could simply change the .tex file for my paper to \documentclass{amsart}.  But if I do THAT, it will wreak havoc with line breaks in the many inline math mode expressions that appear throughout the text.  And my paper is over 30 pages long...

Make a file w/ the \documentclass{amsart} format and use the command \show\subjclass to see what it is. Continue backtracking as necessary until you arrive at the original definition (or just look through the source for amsart and find it there).


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