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Section: Standards, Environments, and Macros (5)
Updated: 25 Feb 1992
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me - macros for formatting papers  


nroff -me [options] filename...

troff -me [options] filename...  


This package of nroff and troff macro definitions provides a canned formatting facility for technical papers in various formats. When producing 2-column output on a terminal, filter the output through col(1).

The macro requests are defined below. Many nroff and troff requests are unsafe in conjunction with this package, however, these requests may be used with impunity after the first .pp:

.bp begin new page

.br break output line here

.sp n insert n spacing lines

.ls n (line spacing) n=1 single, n=2 double space

.na no alignment of right margin

.ce n center next n lines

.ul n underline next n lines

.sz +n add n to point size

Output of the eqn(1), neqn(1), refer(1), and tbl(1) preprocessors for equations and tables is acceptable as input.  


In the following list, "initialization" refers to the first .pp, .lp, .ip, .np, .sh, or .uh macro. This list is incomplete.

.(c-yesBegin centered block.
.(d-noBegin delayed text.
.(f-noBegin footnote.
.(l-yesBegin list.
.(q-yesBegin major quote.
.(xx -noBegin indexed item in index x.
.(z-noBegin floating keep.
.)c-yesEnd centered block.
.)d-yesEnd delayed text.
.)f-yesEnd footnote.
.)l-yesEnd list.
.)q-yesEnd major quote.
.)x-yesEnd index item.
.)z-yesEnd floating keep.
.++ m H -noDefine paper section.
m defines the part of the paper,
and can be C (chapter), A (appendix), P (preliminary, for instance,
abstract, table of contents, etc.),
B (bibliography), RC (chapters
renumbered from page one each
chapter), or RA (appendix renumbered
from page one).
.+c T -yesBegin chapter (or appendix, etc.,
as set by .++). T is
the chapter title.
.1c1yesOne column format on a new page.
.2c1yesTwo column format.
.EN-yes Space after equation produced by eqn
or neqn.
.EQ x y -yesPrecede equation; break out and
add space. Equation number is y.
The optional argument x may be I
to indent equation (default),
L to left-adjust the equation, or
C to center the equation.
.GE-yesEnd gremlin picture.
.GS-yesBegin gremlin picture.
.PE-yesEnd pic picture.
.PS-yesBegin pic picture.
.TE-yesEnd table.
.TH-yesEnd heading section of table.
.TS x-yes Begin table; if x is H table
has repeated heading.
.ac A N -noSet up for ACM style output.
A is the Author's name(s), N is the
total number of pages. Must be given
before the first initialization.
.b x nono Print x in boldface; if no argument
switch to boldface.
.ba +n 0yesAugments the base indent by n.
This indent is used to set the indent
on regular text (like paragraphs).
.bcnoyesBegin new column.
.bi x nonoPrint x in bold
(nofill only).
.bu-yesBegin bulleted paragraph.
.bx xnonoPrint x in a box
(nofill only).
.ef 'x'y'z'''''noSet even footer to x y z.
.eh 'x'y'z'''''noSet even header to x y z.
.fo 'x'y'z'''''noSet footer to x y z.
.hx-noSuppress headers and footers on
next page.
.he 'x'y'z'''''noSet header to x y
.hl-yesDraw a horizontal line.
.i x nonoItalicize x; if x missing, italic
text follows.
.ip x y noyesStart indented paragraph, with
hanging tag x. Indentation is
y ens (default 5).
.lpyesyesStart left-blocked paragraph.
.lo-noRead in a file of local macros
of the form .*x. Must be
given before initialization.
.np1yesStart numbered paragraph.
.of 'x'y'z'''''noSet odd footer to x y z.
.oh 'x'y'z'''''noSet odd header to x y z.
.pd-yesPrint delayed text.
.ppnoyes Begin paragraph. First line indented.
.ryesnoRoman text follows.
.re-noReset tabs to default values.
.scnono Read in a file of special characters
and diacritical marks. Must be
given before initialization.
.sh n x -yesSection head follows, font
automatically bold. n is level
of section, x is title of section.
.sknonoLeave the next page blank.
Only one page is remembered ahead.
.sm x-noSet x in a smaller
.sz +n 10pnoAugment the point size by n points.
.thnonoProduce the paper in thesis format.
Must be given before initialization.
.tpnoyesBegin title page.
.u x-noUnderline argument (even in troff).
(Nofill only).
.uh-yesLike .sh but unnumbered.
.xp x -noPrint index x.







col(1), eqn(1), nroff(1), refer(1), tbl(1), troff(1)




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