[texhax] TeX to LaTeX

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Oct 5 12:44:28 CEST 2005

Dick, I cut my teeth on Plain TeX and still can't stomach LaTeX,
but I sometimes need to use the latter when I want something like
SPQR's "Hyperref" or simplified access to esoteric fonts.  In my
experience, one can embed an Plain TeX document within a LaTeX
wrapper with few problems -- there /are/ a few primitives that
have been clobbered or usurped by LaTeX, but the vast majority
of TeX primitives will continue to work as you might expect.
If I were you, I'd try wrapping your Plain TeX source file in
a LaTeX wrapper and seeing how well or how badly it fares ...

Philip Taylor
Dick Bedient wrote:

> If this isn't the place to ask this question, please direct me in to the 
> proper place.
> I have a math paper written in Plain TeX processed with OzTeX.  The 
> journal I'm submitting it to wants it in LaTeX.  I can find all sorts of 
> conversion programs but not one from plain TeX to LaTeX.  Does such a 
> converter exist, or is there a list of required conversions that I can 
> do myself?  Thanks for any help.
> Dick Bedient

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