# [tex-live] A plain TeX version of the LaTeX file testpage.tex?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Nov 5 15:36:52 CET 2004

I am looking for a plain TeX equivalent of the file testpage.tex. I

This is not equivalent, but it's a subset in seven lines:

\output={\shipout\box255}
\topskip=0pt
\hrule      % should be 1in from top & left/right, 6.5in wide
\vskip9in
\hrule      % should be 1in from bottom & left/right, 6.5in wide
\end

That is, if the system is set up for letter paper by default.

This ignores the .4pt height of the rules itself.

HTH,
k