[OS X TeX] Mac OS X Question

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Tue Nov 7 19:05:55 EST 2006

>On Nov 7, 2006, at 4:45 PM, Louis S VanSlyck wrote:
>>I googled  "graphics plain tex", but the explanation is too anemic 
>>for me. I thought the syntax would be like:
>>\input color
>>{\color{red} This prints red.}    % This works fine.
>>which suggests (to me) that one should write:
>>\input picture
>>to place the graphic named "Logo.pdf".    % But that fails.

These 'wrappers' allow plain TeX users to use (certain) LaTeX 
packages.  So the documentation for those packages is part of the 
LaTeX documentation.  So when you use \input graphicx (which is the 
most useful all purpose graphics package in LaTeX), you get access to 
that package and all its commands in your plain TeX file.  To find 
out more about that documentation, type "texdoc graphicx" in a 
terminal window (no quotes) and the docs should open.

At 5:14 PM -0600 11/7/06, Herbert Schulz wrote:

>\input graphicx
>and then

This won't work.  The correct syntax is


Beware that these wrappers are not particularly supported and so 
everything may not work the same way as it would within a LaTeX file. 
(Which is why we continue to recommend that you stick to LaTeX and 
not plain TeX.)

Is there a reason why you are sticking to plain TeX, Lou?


Alan Munn 
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