[OS X TeX] From LaTeX to TeX

David Wooten wooten at berkeley.edu
Mon Dec 27 13:17:16 EST 2004


I use both LaTeX (pdflatex in general) and MusixTeX (with pdftex, in 
fact). It is not quite clear what difficulty you are having -- as 
mentioned by others, both LaTeX & TeX are included in most modern 
installations, and you typeset your files with whichever one is 

As far as learning plain TeX for MusixTeX -- most of the commands are 
unique to MusixTeX, so it's really more a matter of learning MusixTeX 
than TeX.


On Dec 27, 2004, at 1:44 AM, delanoy at igd.univ-lyon1.fr wrote:

>   Hello all,
>  could anyone help me on this :
>  although I'm fairly familiar with LaTeX, I know nothing about "plain 
> TeX"
> (I learned LaTeX directly), and today this causes me a problem because
> I have to use MusixTeX for which use of TeX rather than LaTeX is hignly
> recommended. So I ask myself many questions :
>  -given a source document originally written in LaTeX, is it easy and 
> fast
> to convert it to a "plain TeX" file ?
>  -what are the main differences between the two ?
> etc.
>              Ewan

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