Chapter 4
Tables
TeXpider formats the tables into HTML tables. In most cases it is sufficient and is the best way. If your tables are too complex, it can also format them via TEX and merge into the document as graphics.
The examples in this sections are borrowed from the
AMSLATEX user guide. We included a paragraph of text preceding each example, just to show the flavor.
Example 4.0.1 Notice that by default bold fonts come from the Bold Expanded series rather than the Bold series. A comparison of the bold Computer Modern fonts provided in standard distributions of TEX shows why:
Bold Bold Expanded
cmb10 cmbxsl8 cmbx5 cmbx9
cmbxsl10 cmbx6 cmbx10
cmbxti7 cmbx7 cmbx12
cmbxti10 cmbx8
Example 4.0.2 Just for the sake of a comparison, the same table done as a gif:

Example 4.0.3 When scaling up fonts to sizes larger than their original size, the best strategy normally is to follow a magstep progression rather than using exact point sizes:
at 10.95pt instead of at 11pt
at 12pt no change
at 14.4pt instead of at 14pt
at 17.28pt instead of at 17pt
at 20.74pt instead of at 20pt
at 24.88pt instead of at 25pt
Example 4.0.4 The full list of math font commands in the amstex option is \mathrm, \bold, \cal, with the addition of \frak (Fraktur) and \Bbb (blackboard bold) if AMSFonts are available. Math italic, the default font for letters in math, also has a name, \mit, but this is never needed in ordinary use. Tables 4.1 and ?? give a comprehensive listing of font change commands for convenient reference.
Table 4.1: Font commands used in text
Font command Equivalent Font selected
\normalshape \shape{n} normal, upright, ``roman''
\it \shape{it} italic
\em \shape{it} emphasis
\sl \shape{sl} slanted
\sc \shape{sc} small caps
\mediumseries \series{m} medium weight
\bf \series{bx} bold extended weight
\tt \family{cmtt} typewriter style
\sf \family{cmss} sans serif
\rm \family{cmr} roman
The command \em selects shape it if the current font is upright, otherwise it selects shape n (normal).