# [texhax] problem with \mark, or with me?

Stan texforeverything at att.net
Mon Jan 18 01:44:14 CET 2010

After having difficulty creating some macros involving \mark, I returned
to the basics and set up the situation described on page 258 of the
TeXbook, and typeset it using Plain TeX.  Unfortunately, my results don't
match those described in the book.  Everything in the file I produced is
shifted by a page, so for example, the state of \topmark etc. that the
TeXbook says should be on page 3, I have on page 4.  Is this just some
careless mistake on my part?  Here is the text from my file:

first page

-\topmark-
-\firstmark-
-\botmark-

\vfill\eject

second page

mark a\mark{$\alpha$}

-\topmark-
-\firstmark-
-\botmark-

\vfill\eject

third page

-\topmark-
-\firstmark-
-\botmark-

\vfill\eject

fourth page

mark b\mark{$\beta$}

mark c\mark{$\gamma$}

-\topmark-
-\firstmark-
-\botmark-

\vfill\eject

fifth page

mark d\mark{$\delta$}

-\topmark-
-\firstmark-
-\botmark-

\vfill\eject

sixth page

-\topmark-
-\firstmark-
-\botmark-

\vfill\eject

seventh page

-\topmark-
-\firstmark-
-\botmark-

\bye


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