[TriLUG] Anyone using, or would like to use, Plain TeX?

Chris Knowles cknowles2112 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 17:59:04 EST 2013

Given that your name is all over the LyX wiki for documentation and tips
and tutorials, I'm intrigued as to the reasons for your moving away from

Can you expand on what started your move away.

For my part, I think that the editing of these things is not trivial, and
LyX helps with the transition from the Word's of the world, and into better
things, though the key bindings aren't sufficient for my tastes.


On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> My 12 year love affair with LyX may be coming to an end, and I'm
> thinking of switching to Plain TeX to write my books from now on. Plain
> TeX is a few macros added by Knuth to Knuth's document production
> language, TeX.
> LyX is a front end to LaTeX, which is a macro-expansion of TeX. The
> reason I'm interested in TeX is it's a simple language where you don't
> need to find a package to do every single thing you need to do. I'd put
> it this way:
> TeX is to C as LaTeX is to Java.
> I'm more of a C guy myself. I like to know that with the language and
> the language manual, I can do ANYTHING myself.
> Is anyone else using TeX? Is anyone interested in TeX?
> Thanks,
> SteveT
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