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I often use the amsart documentclass. I like it because it is very compact (it also seems to be an industry standard in my area). What I don't like about it is that I'm not able to use kpfonts or ntheorem with it.

So my question is: does anyone have a solution to this problem?

One solution might be that I'm incompetent with latex and therefore it is actually possible to use kpfonts with amsart.

The other solution I thought is by using some package like titlesec to get all the formatting (including toc?) the same as amsart. So then the question becomes: have you already figured out how to do that and would you mind telling me? (I agree this solution is a bit dumb)

EDIT: an example of what goes wrong with ntheorem is as follows


it brings up an error (Package ntheorem Error: theoremstyle plain already defined)

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Can you place in the question a minimal working example that demonstrates the problems that you are having? It is difficult to know what is wrong without it. – qubyte Dec 7 '11 at 5:29
nevermind, it seems I just made the whole thing up. – donkey kong Dec 7 '11 at 10:40
ok, that was quite embarrassing. in any case ntheorem definitely is incompatible and I won't delete the question as I believe it is still valid. – donkey kong Dec 7 '11 at 11:47
Still need an MWE! ;) – qubyte Dec 7 '11 at 13:34
never! ... ok, to be serious I guess I would have to say that I change the question to "how to mimic amsart with titlesec". – donkey kong Dec 7 '11 at 18:36

Why cannot you use kpfonts with amsart?

This works for me:

\author{A. U. Thor}

Update OP asked to put theorem number on margins using amsart.

Actually amsart provides full access to formatting theorem headings with the last argument of \newtheoremstyle command. See the commented code in amsclass.dtx. Here is how to produce margin number:

   {\topskip}%            Space above
   {\topskip}%            Space below
   {\itshape}%            Body font
   {}%                    Indent amount
   {\bfseries}%           Theorem head font
   {.}%                   Punctuation after theorem head
   {\newline}%            Space after theorem head
   {\makebox[0pt]{\thmnumber{#2}\hspace{2em}}\thmname{#1}\thmnote{ (#3)}}
                     %    Theorem head spec 
  For $n>2$ the equation $a^n+b^n=c^n$ cannot be satisfied with
  positive integer $a$, $b$ and $c$.

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you are correct (my bad!) kpfonts is fine (although ntheorem isn't). thanks for that. – donkey kong Dec 7 '11 at 11:48
If you tell what exactly do you want from ntheorem, I can try to find a solution using amsart functionality – Boris Dec 7 '11 at 17:16
for example theorems with the numbering on the margin. – donkey kong Dec 7 '11 at 18:34
Please see the update – Boris Dec 7 '11 at 20:19

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