[OS X TeX] From LaTeX to TeX again
will at guerilla.net.au
Tue Dec 28 01:39:36 EST 2004
On 28 Dec 2004, at 4:53 PM, delanoy at igd.univ-lyon1.fr wrote:
> -I can't even compile a minimal example.
> If I put
> "Hello World!" in a file, the TeX console doesn't complain but
> no pdf.
A minimal Plain TeX document could look like this:
Possibly you were missing the "\bye" so TeX was waiting for more input.
There is a freely available book called "TeX for the Impatient" which
sounds like it may be of use to you:
While you have an advantage being familiar with LaTeX, using Plain TeX
can be a little more tricky to do some simple things. Definitely look
at the eplain extension to Plain TeX (google eplain.pdf for the docs;
it's already installed on your system) if you need Plain TeX for
anything remotely complex (like auto-numbered anythings or
bibliographies or indices or ...) to see if it can help.
Best of luck,
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