[texhax] plain tex vbox question

jw jwdevel at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 19:57:48 CET 2009

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 7:22 AM, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:
> Maybe this link will help?
> http://books.google.com/books?id=HJ7sumWcwX8C&pg=PA79&lpg=PA79&dq=tex+vbox+vtop&source=web&ots=bM3Az-j5S6&sig=c1Z6JNZqj7cjyJd7uNC1hMBAbhM&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=9&ct=result
> There's also _TeX for the Impatient_ which is wholly freely available:
> http://www.tug.org/ftp/tex/impatient/book.pdf
> William

Thanks for the links, I hadn't seen them before.
In general, I understand the idea of boxes.
It seems to me that the only difference between my two examples is
that one starts out in 'vertical' mode and the other is in 'internal
But why the text would be positioned lower in vertical mode still eludes me...


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