[texhax] CTAN: TeX, not LaTeX

hymie at lactose.homelinux.net hymie at lactose.homelinux.net
Tue Mar 15 12:09:56 CET 2016

Philip Taylor writes:
>I also use plain TeX, but tend to write everything from scratch; if you
>can tell me what sort of things you are trying to attempt, I may be able
>to offer some ideas.

Thanks for the offer.

Right now, my obstacle is this:

I have a TeX file that prints 10-up business cards in vboxes 2 inches
high and half-a-page wide.  Unfortunately, it prints them line by line
top to bottom:

\def\bigline{\largeheadfont My Name}
\def\lineone{My address}
\def\linetwo{City State Zip}
\def\linethr{Phone numbers}
\def\linefou{Email address}

\vbox to2truein{

And I was trying to figure out a way to print them card by card
sort of like this:

\vbox to2truein{
\+\hfill stuff \hfill (newline)
\hfill stuff \hfill (newline)
\hfill stuff \hfill (newline)
\hfill stuff \hfill (newline)
\hfill stuff \hfill (newline)
\hfill stuff \hfill (newline)
\hfill stuff \hfill (newline)
\hfill stuff \hfill (newline)

But as far as I can tell, I can't get "settabs" to work in this manner.

Years ago, I used to have a "cassette.tex" file that (I think) created
boxes of text and specifically placed them in specific places.  But
I can't seem to find it.

Anyway, it was my hope that, once I figured out how to do that, I could
use that as a "template" for other similar but more complex stuff.

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