I have a road centerline shapefile that I would like to create all files associated with a MapInfo file (.tab, .id, .map, .dat). I've looked through the plugins and don't see a tool that helps with this process.
I'm very new to QGIS.
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You can use ogr2ogr as a commandline tool as suggested by user30184. This should essentially also be what QGIS uses underneath. If that feels too complex, use ogr2gui (http://www.ogr2gui.ca/).
As a last option MapInfo can also open SHP files, either directly or translate them using the built-in translator (cut-down version of FME).
If you have the shapefile open in QGIS use menu Layer - Save as - Format: MapInfo TAB. If you prefer to use command line your tool is ogr2ogr http://gdal.org/ogr2ogr.html with the MapInfo driver http://gdal.org/drv_mitab.html and your command will be like
>org2ogr -f "MapInfo File" mapinfo_out.tab shapefile_in.shp