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me - Macros for formatting papers  


nroff -me [options] file...



This package of nroff macro definitions provides a formatting facility for technical papers in various formats. When producing two-column output on a terminal, filter the output through col.

Many nroff requests are unsafe in conjunction with this package; however, the following requests can be used with impunity after the first .pp:

.bpBegin a new page.
.brBreak the output line here.
.ce nCenter the next n lines.
.ls n Use line spacing: n=1 single, n=2 double space.
.naDo not justify (align) the right margin.
.sp nInsert n spacing lines.
.sz +nAdd n to the point size.
.ul nUnderline the next n lines.

Output of the neqn and tbl 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.

Request Initial Value Cause Break Explanation

.(b-yesBegin block.
.(c-yesBegin centered block.
.(d-noBegin delayed text.
.(f-noBegin footnote.
.(l-yesBegin list.
.(q-yesBegin major quote.
.(x x-noBegin indexed item in index.
.(z-noBegin floating keep.
.)b-yesEnd block.
.)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-no Define paper section. m defines the part of the paper, and can be C (chapter), A (appendix), P (preliminary information, for example, an abstract, table of contents, and so on), B (bibliography), RC (chapters renumbered from page one each chapter), or RA (appendix renumbered from page one).
.+c T-yes Begin 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 neqn.
.EQ x y-yes Precede 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.
.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-no Set 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 xnono Print x in boldface; if there is no argument, switch to boldface.
.ba +n0yes Augment the base indent by n. This indent is used to set the indent on regular text (like paragraphs).
.bcnoyesBegin new column.
.bi xnono Print x in bold italics (nofill only).
.bx xnono Print x in a box (nofill only).
.ef 'x'y'z'''''no Set even footer to x y z.
.eh 'x'y'z'''''no Set even header to x y z.
.fo 'x'y'z'''''noSet footer to x y z.
.he 'x'y'z'''''noSet header to x y z.
.hl-yesDraw a horizontal line.
.hx-no Suppress headers and footers on next page.
.i xnono Italicize x; if x missing, italic text follows.
.ip x ynoyes Start indented paragraph, with hanging tag x. Indentation is y ens (default 5).
.lpyesyesStart left-blocked paragraph.
.lo-no Read in a file of local macros of the form .*. Must be given before initialization.
.np1yesStart numbered paragraph.
.of 'x'y'z'''''no Set odd footer to x y z.
.oh 'x'y'z'''''no Set 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-yes Section head follows, font automatically bold. n is level of section, x is title of section.
.sknono Leave the next page blank. Only one page is remembered ahead.
.sz +n10pno Augment the point size by n points.
.thnono Produce the paper in thesis format. Must be given before initialization.
.tpnoyesBegin title page.
.u x-noUnderline argument (nofill only).
.uh-yes Like .sh, but unnumbered.
.xp x-noPrint index x.



The me macro package source file Supplemental me macros.


col(1), neqn(1), nroff(1), tbl(1)




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