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README

This directory contains all the source files for the writeup "Using TeX on
the VAX to Typeset Documents: A Primer." This document is designed to be
a more gentle introduction to using plain TeX than a user'd get if they just 
dove right into Knuth's TeXbook. It doesn't cover previewing, use of LaTeX
or any of the various third-party TeX packages; it is strictly plain vanilla
TeX and DVIPS all the way. 

If you are going to build this primer on a VAX running VMS, just mget all
the files, edit MAKE_PRIMER.COM as required to suit your local circumstances,
and say @MAKE_PRIMER to generate a copy of it.

If you are running TeX on a UNIX system, or on a PC or a Mac or whatever,
take a look at MAKE_PRIMER.COM to see the steps involved in making the 
document. There isn't anything happening that you couldn't do "the hard way,"
i.e., manually, if that's all you have available.

You'll need about 1800 VAX/VMS (512 byte) disk blocks for the raw files; if 
space is tight you can omit Appendix G and the accompanying PostScript files
included as a demonstration of using \special's to include PostScript
graphics files. DISSPLA2.PS, for example, accounts for 637 blocks all by 
itself.

After processing, you'll probably find that you've used up about 5500 blocks.

Anyhow, that's about it. If you enjoy my little primer and find it useful,
let me know. If you catch any errors, please also let me know about that!

Happy TeX-ing!

Joe St Sauver (7 Jan 1991)
joe@oregon.uoregon.edu or joe@oregon

Files

Name Size Date Notes
a.tex 230 1992-09-27 02:00:00
app-a.tex 1133 1992-09-27 02:00:00
app-b.tex 1046 1992-09-27 02:00:00
app-c.tex 1524 1992-09-27 02:00:00
app-d.tex 1043 1992-09-27 02:00:00
app-e.tex 1071 1992-09-27 02:00:00
app-f-a.tex 111 1992-09-27 02:00:00
app-f.tex 1130 1992-09-27 02:00:00
app-g.tex 3169 1992-09-27 02:00:00
b.tex 230 1992-09-27 02:00:00
bevbarsmall.eps 11761 1992-09-27 02:00:00
c.tex 230 1992-09-27 02:00:00
cover.ps 847 1992-09-27 02:00:00
d.tex 230 1992-09-27 02:00:00
disspla2.ps 320186 1992-09-27 02:00:00
e.tex 230 1992-09-27 02:00:00
eightpi.ps 138666 1992-09-27 02:00:00
epsgraphs.tex 1935 1992-09-27 02:00:00
f-a.tex 241 1992-09-27 02:00:00
f.tex 230 1992-09-27 02:00:00
fishyl.eps 127102 1992-09-27 02:00:00
fontsize.tex 12575 1992-09-27 02:00:00
g.tex 230 1992-09-27 02:00:00
indexit.tex 10911 1992-09-27 02:00:00
joesmall.eps 15075 1992-09-27 02:00:00
make_primer.com 6621 1992-09-27 02:00:00
myindex2.tex 9180 1992-09-27 02:00:00
nuclear.tex 19939 1992-09-27 02:00:00
overhead2.tex 1984 1992-09-27 02:00:00
readme 1576 1992-09-27 02:00:00
resume2.tex 1969 1992-09-27 02:00:00
survey2.tex 10007 1992-09-27 02:00:00
tex_primer.tex 142830 1992-09-27 02:00:00
uothesis.tex 16990 1992-09-27 02:00:00
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