# What's the best way to let the community know of an interesting document on typesetting that's just been published?

today i posted on the ams server a pdf copy of ellen swanson's "mathematics into type". i had earlier mentioned in an answer to this question that it was going to happen, and therefore edited that answer to add the new link. (i also noted the link in a comment on another question.)

the question for which the answer was edited was (legitimately) off-topic, and closed as soon as it was noticed, probably on account of the edited answer. so the information about the file availability will most likely be "lost". since this manual has been mentioned a number of times in this forum, i think the fact that it's now available on line is relevant in an answer, but obviously not in a question. (i'm probably even pushing the limits asking about it here.)

i've grubbed through the listings tagged as [books] and [manuals] (= [documentation] which isn't the same) as well as searching for references to the book itself. nothing else turned up. one posting suggested using chat for a similar purpost, but i suspect that most tex.sx readers aren't regular participants in chat.

so, is there an appropriate way to announce such happenings so that readers of this forum will be informed, and if so, what?

• For grubbing purposes in general, see StackOverflow Ninja Search Techniques. Since you're specifically talking about a URL in posts, you could search using the tag url:"<www.who.cares.com>", and even with a wildcard. For example, see a search for url:"*mit-2.pdf", which yields only your answer. – Werner Nov 30 '12 at 0:41
• @Werner -- thanks for the tip. i'd be really surprised if there were any other references to that url; it didn't exist until yesterday. but searches for links to other resources might yield material for the blog post suggested by doncherry. – barbara beeton Nov 30 '12 at 13:24
• I rephrased your question title to make it more widely applicable, hope that's ok. I'm aware that you probably didn't technically "publish" that document, but I couldn't find a brief-ish wording that would reflect the state of things correctly, so the question title is somewhat hypothetical. Feel free to roll back, rephrase, etc., of course. – doncherry Dec 1 '12 at 3:04
• @doncherry -- good rephrasing, although the real credit belongs elsewhere. i've made a small revision to omit the personal reference and make it a bit more general. (but if you think it too general, i'll accept a rollback.) – barbara beeton Dec 1 '12 at 13:40
• You should definitely mention it on this question – Seamus Dec 6 '12 at 10:15
• @barbara The mentioned document seems not available. Would it be possible to provide another link? – blackened Aug 16 '17 at 8:11
• @blackened -- the link is good, but it's on an ftp server, and more and more institutions have firewalls that refuse to access ftp servers. we are gradually moving everything to a web server, but this is not a trivial undertaking. i will try to update the link as soon as the migration has taken place. in the meantime, perhaps you can try from a different location? – barbara beeton Aug 16 '17 at 17:55
• @barbara Couldn't find another source. – blackened Aug 16 '17 at 18:58
• @blackened -- didn't mean another source for the file, but going to another location (different ip address, different firewall) to try to access the one in the link. – barbara beeton Aug 16 '17 at 20:55