[tex-live] Is it a bug of amsldoc.pdf?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Oct 8 21:05:16 CEST 2010

On 6 October 2010 Wang Zhiyong wrote:

 > Hello,
 >   If we download amsldoc.pdf from
 > ftp://ftp.ams.org/pub/tex/doc/amsmath/amsldoc.pdf,
 > we get a 40 pages pdf file. But the file in
 > http://www.tug.org/texlive/Contents/live/texmf-dist/doc/latex/amsmath/amsldoc.pdf,
 > or just using the command "texdoc amsmath", we get a 35 pages file.
 > They are  the  some version "1999-12-13 (revised 2002-02-25)" which
 > wrote in the first page of those files. But they are indeed different.
 > The main differences are:
 > 1,  amsldoc.pdf in texlive may lose some pages (but I DO NOT know
 > whether it lose some contents).

The version in TeX Live is adapted for A4.  The increased
\textheight leads to less pages.  I doubt that something is missing.

 > 2   amsldoc.pdf in texlive puts some contents in different place,
 > like a table in section 3.2, it put the table in page 27.

Probably because tables are floating objects and where they appear
depends on layout parameters (like \textheight).


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