> < ^ Date: Wed, 10 May 1995 09:16:00 +0100
> < ^ From: Steve Linton <sal@dcs.st-and.ac.uk >
< ^ Subject: Re: Obtaining the gap manual.

Bruce Merz asked:

I was attempting to download the gap manual from the http site:
while using Mosaic-Netscape. It seems that I can only print the manual
section by section. I was wondering if there was an easier way to
print the manual. The method I mentioned would involve me being present
the entire time to select each new section, and then print it. Is
there perhaps a file which is the entire manual itself? Then I could
perhaps choose the command to print it, and I could go away while it
prints out the entire manual (which would probably be a day or two of

Do you have any suggestions for an easy obtaining of the manual in
paper form? If so, please write me back.

The hypertext manual that yuo were browsing is derived from the
original LaTeX GAP manual. The LaTeX source can be fetched by FTP
from ftp://ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de/pub/gap/split/doc3r4p1.zoo and
the LaTeX output (DVI) from

You will need the unzoo program, if you do not have it it can be
obtained from


If you have already obtained a full GAP installation then the LaTeX
source and DVI files are included in the doc subdirectory of the GAP
directory tree.

How you arrange to print from the DVI files very much depends on
your local setup. Beware that the manual is some 1100 pages long.
Some PC and Macintosh implementations of TeX are actually unable to
format a document of this length.

Steve Linton

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