[texhax] Amsart – LaTeX document class for AMS math journal articles

Donald Arseneau asnd at triumf.ca
Wed Apr 30 16:36:49 CEST 2014

On Tue, April 29, 2014 6:05 am, Walden, Steve wrote:
> Can you help? I’m trying to assist a user within our bank to get amsart
> setup within a Miktex application. I have downloaded an amsart package but
> I can’t find any instructions of where to install the files. We have no
> support here for this application but I was hoping to learn something from
> this assistance. It may be a case of me not copying the files to the
> correct location on the c:drive.
> I got the package from this location http://www.ctan.org/pkg/amsart
> Any assistance would be great

Hello Steve.

I wonder what state the miktex installation is in, because amsart
is a standard part of any LaTeX distribution, so it should be there
already. Can the user process documents of other document classes
like "article"?

The ams class files should be at <TEXMF>\tex\latex\amscls
where "<TEXMF>" means the root of the TeX files of your miktek
installation (article.cls should be at <TEXMF>\tex\latex\base).

>From that CTAN web page there is also amscls.tds.zip which should
unpack everything into the appropriate standard location.

You can see the installation instructions at
or inside the zip file you already downloaded.

(I see an item 5 that incorrectly refers to amsmath.sty instead of
amsart.cls: "To check the end result, you should find that you now
have amsmath.sty [sic] in the following location

Responding unofficially for TUG

Donald Arseneau, TRIUMF CMMS, asnd at triumf.ca

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