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New line and paragraph in TeX [duplicate]

I have been a writing a simple program using TeX programming like Hello, World! How are you. \bye I want the two sentences to in different lines but they come in same line. Using \\ it gives an ...
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Where can I read about the TeX commands not LaTeX commands // Math commands [duplicate]

Which online resources are good to learn how to type in TeX rather than LaTeX ? I am confused as to where to post this question given that most if not all code here is for LaTeX specific questions. ...
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What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?

Which book (free or otherwise) was the most useful to you when you started learning LaTeX? I am frequently asked this question by friends who want to learn LaTeX, and I recommend the book which got ...
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Where do I start LaTeX programming?

I'm interested in writing packages for TeX/LaTeX/XeLaTeX. I googled around, but all I found was guides or tutorials about how to prepare documents using LaTeX. I want to know how LaTeX works and how ...
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Should I read Donald Knuth's The TeXbook?

I've been using LaTeX for about a year or two as part of writing reports in university and want to gain a more in-depth understanding of how it works (I'm a computer science student). Would Donald ...
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Which programming language is used by TikZ/PGF?

I've been playing with TikZ for while, and now I want to dig a bit deeper and produce some reusable components for future references. There are certain syntax that are used in many examples on TikZ ...
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Book on a Single (Poster) Page

There are commercially available posters which give the whole text of a book all at once, with some clever text flowing, like this one: Supposing I had the text of the book Kafka's Metamorphosis and ...
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Where do I find the documentation for writing \newcommand's ?

At what level of the TeX system heirarchy is \newcommand? Where do I find documentation for these kinds of macros (e.g. \renewcommand, \def, \parskip, etc.)? My objective is that I will be able to ...
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Cannot use \textit or \url in \edef

I'm trying to write a Tex command that automatically prints out attribution information for images I use in my document. I created 2 different commands. The first one is \nounattr (with 3 parameters) ...
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What tools/advice/methods should I utlize to practice "The TeXbook by Donald Knuth"?

The short question is: How do I progress with this book? What tools should I download? A step by step explanation would be deeply appreciated .. The experience I had: Am a computer science student and ...
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Is there a valid source to read about the description and examples of an arbitrary TEX command such as \ifnum?

When I encounter a new TEX command to learn for the first time such as \ifnum, I do not know where to start to read about the description and examples. I know ctan.org is full of TEX packages but is ...