From LaTeX to TeX
As I get more confident with LaTeX and strive to do more and more complex
things (which I know are possible, after seeing), I seem to come across a
lot of TeX commands. Is this supposed to happen? Shouldn't LaTeX wrap all
of TeX's functionality? And if not, what's the proper way to include these
Since more people must have come across this stage, could someone point me
to useful resources on LaTeX - TeX integration?
In a message on 19 Jan 2004 16:11:40 GMT, wrote :
n&...TeX/LaTeX Survey & a LaTeX/PDF Presentation Demo
I still have an ongoing TeX/LaTeX survey at
If you are at all interested in sharing your TeX profile, please fill
out the survey. See http://www.tug.org/pracjourn/2005-2/story-survey/
for a summary of results to date.
There is a restriction of two submittals per platform, in an attempt to
avoid abuse of the suvey.
Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher is required on Windows is required, and
Reader 7.0 or higher for Mac and Linux is needed.
I have also made available a demo file, in case you missed it,
illustrating a new co...tex or latex?
I wish to learn tex. Can someone advise which is easier to learn and
which is better - tex or latex? And where can I find a beginner's
tutorial on any of these?
Secondly, there are lots to tex and latex packages available. Which
one do I need to install to use tex or latex?
On May 20, 8:31 pm, mowgli <knowledgel...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I wish to learn tex. Can someone advise which is easier to learn and
> which is better - tex or latex? And where can I find a beginner's
> tutorial on any of these?
The "not so short guide to Latex" is a good ...on tex and latex
Hi there. I have a question more strictly about latex, but the only
group I found on my news server is alt.sex.fetish.latex.
I've been reading the TeXbook, and I now I've been wondering why we have
a latex executable in the distribution of latex. My distribution is
pdfetex which seems to replace tex entirely. Reading the TeXbook, it
seems that TeX, as designed in the book, seems powerful enough to allow
abstractions written in pure TeX code.
Apparently, there's something called e-TeX which pdfetex is a
derivative, so I suppose there are extensions on the capabilities of
Knuth...Tex and LaTex
I am looking for BSD compatible versions of Tex/LaTex and the usual
supporting programs/macros that support the typsetting languages. Knuth's
homepage led me to CTAN and TUG, but the TexLive distribution seems to be
for Linux. Is there a FreeBSD compatible version, and if so, where can I
In article <email@example.com>, Two Ravens wrote:
> Mark Perreault wrote:
>> I am looking for BSD compatible versions of Tex/LaTex and the usual
>> supporting programs/macros that support the typsetting languag...cygwin latex problem: latex.exe points to pdfetex.exe and not to tex.exe , why?
I think my PC is possessed with some spirit that is playing tricks on
2 days ago I made complete new fresh installation of cygwin 1.5.18
(latest) which includes complete tex installation. I always select to
now, when I run the command latex, it invokes pdfetex instead:
$ which latex
$ ls -l /usr/bin/latex
lrwxrwxrwx 1 win Users 11 Jul 11 23:33 /usr/bin/latex -> pdfetex.exe
when I go to the earlier cygwin installation (I copied that to the
side before), I see it was pointing to tex.exe i...TeX/LaTeX Survey
Several years ago, I posted a TeX/LaTeX survey, It was down for a
couple of years for various reasons not under my control. Now, it is
up again. Therefore I solite your opinions on TeX/LaTeX. Some of the
questions may be out of date. I hope to get many more responses, and
to publish the results.
The survey is at
about half-way down the page.
On 2010-01-18, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> Several years ago, I posted a TeX/LaTeX survey, It was down for a
> couple of years for various reasons not ...convert tex to latex
i have an old tex file i want to convert to latex. How to do that ?
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mintoo wrote:
> i have an old tex file i want to convert to latex. How to do that ?
Why would you want to do that? Running your old tex file through tex
should just work.
Because i want to modify it add some more intermediate equations to it
Maarten Bergvelt wrote:
> In article <email@example.com>, mintoo wrote:
> > i have an old tex file i want to convert to latex. How ...TeX (or LaTeX) under Linux
I would first like to thank you for reading my post.
---------------Hisory of the Question (FYI: not important to the
I have alwayse admired Linux (and UNIX) from afar, promising myself someday
to have the time to learn it. I rescently got a job as a research assistant,
where one of my primary duties was to get a grossly large software construct
to run on a brand new fresh cluster (running linux of course), and also to
program a large software package that would work with the output from this
large construct. In doing so, I fell in love with linux, and now ...