Plain TeX is Knuth's original default format for TeX documents.

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Can I point Gummi to use TeX instead of LaTeX?

gummi is a great text editor since it has continuous re-fresh. Can I link it to TeX instead of LaTeX? Here is why: Some commands only work with TeX and not LaTeX. me@Lenovo:~/Documents$ latex ...
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plain TeX and paragraphed notes

The TeXbook proposes, p. 398sq, a system to obtain paragraphed note. That is, instead to obtain Footnote. Footnote. Footnote obtain : Footnote 2. Footnote 3. Footnote. In ...
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Why zero lccode does not stop hyphenation in LuaTeX?

Compile the following example with tex and luatex: \nopagenumbers \parindent=0pt \parskip=0pt \def\par{\endgraf\hbox to 15em{\hrulefill}} \hsize=1pt \hfuzz=15em 1 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ...
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Distributable Tex application

I'm trying to write a very short .tex file which should read some images and text and create a report in pdf. Writing the tex is definitely not the problem. The report will contain some text, and a ...
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Add babel to plain tex [Texlive - Ubuntu 16.04]

To add babel to plain tex in my previous Ubuntu installation I used to do the following: edit the file /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base.cnf change the line tex tex - tex.ini into tex tex language.dat ...
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Where to put plain TeX macros so MiKTeX finds them

I have MiKTeX 2.9 working except it can't find the files (.tex macros) when the source file (always plain TeX) refers to them as in \input mac2 I do have a TDS-compliant directory called ...
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how to modify backrefalt with selfmade tex command

I would like to change the way that backref presents the list of backreferences. To do so I made a small TeX command \Combine that reads in a list of backreferences like 1,1,2,3,56 and combines it ...
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Short footnotes on same line or centered in plain TeX

Is there in plain TeX a way to print two short footnotes on the same line (spaced as if in columns) or a single footnote centered?
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How to get pictures from every \halign line?

I'm trying to get separate images from eqnarray lines. Problem is that I can't properly insert starting/closing image \specials for tex4ht. Lets consider a minimal example (plain tex): ...
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How can I make TeX find tikz's files without moving all of them?

I'm trying to recreate my file system on a cloud server so I can SSH into it from my new tablet. So I have def.tex, my main list of custom macros, which accesses tikz.tex: \input ...
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Is there a version of pdfTex that does not ignore non-pdf special commands?

To make hyperlinks to theorems in plaintex one can use commands that are available in a file called Hyperbasics. When running pdftex instead of tex on the file, Miktex ignores some of the special ...
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How to include a .bmp image in XeTex using plain TeX source file

Using XeTeX, I would like to insert a bitmap image file which is in .bmp format, or alternatively, the same image in a .jpg format. I am using plain TeX, not LaTeX. Using PCTeX version 6, ...
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How to limit the width of \halign?

The glues inside my \halign rows don't get reduced when they should. The contents of \halign behave as if they had infinite horizontal space. This is the source code for the first table (it's very ...