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GROFF_ME(7)	       Miscellaneous Information Manual		   GROFF_ME(7)

       groff_me	- troff	macros for formatting papers

       groff -me [ options ] file ...
       groff -m	me [ options ] file ...

       This  manual page describes the GNU version of the -me macros, which is
       part of the groff document formatting system.  This version can be used
       with  both GNU troff and	Unix troff.  This package of troff macro defi-
       nitions provides	a canned formatting facility for technical  papers  in
       various formats.

       The  macro  requests are	defined	below.	Many 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

       Output  of  the pic, eqn, refer,	and tbl	preprocessors is acceptable as

       /usr/share/tmac/me.tmac (a wrapper file for e.tmac)

       groff(1), troff(1)
       -me Reference Manual, Eric P. Allman
       Writing Papers with Groff Using -me

       This list is incomplete;	see The	-me Reference Manual  for  interesting

Request	     Initial Cause Explanation
	     Value   Break
.(c	     -	     yes   Begin centered block
.(d	     -	     no	   Begin delayed text
.(f	     -	     no	   Begin footnote
.(l	     -	     yes   Begin list
.(q	     -	     yes   Begin major quote
.(x x	     -	     no	   Begin indexed item in index x
.(z	     -	     no	   Begin floating keep
.)c	     -	     yes   End centered	block
.)d	     -	     yes   End delayed text
.)f	     -	     yes   End footnote
.)l	     -	     yes   End list
.)q	     -	     yes   End major quote
.)x	     -	     yes   End index item
.)z	     -	     yes   End floating	keep
.++ m H	     -	     no	   Define paper	section.  m defines the	part of	the
			   paper, and can be C (chapter), A (appendix),	P
			   (preliminary, e.g., abstract, table of contents,
			   etc.), B (bibliography), RC (chapters renumbered
			   from	page one each chapter),	or RA (appendix	renum-
			   bered from page one).
.+c T	     -	     yes   Begin chapter (or appendix, etc., as	set by .++).
			   T is	the chapter title.
.1c	     1	     yes   One column format on	a new page.
.2c	     1	     yes   Two column format.
.EN	     -	     yes   Space after equation	produced by eqn	or neqn.
.EQ x y	     -	     yes   Precede equation; break out and add space.  Equa-
			   tion	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	     -	     yes   End gremlin picture.
.GS	     -	     yes   Begin gremlin picture.
.PE	     -	     yes   End pic picture.
.PS	     -	     yes   Begin pic picture.
.TE	     -	     yes   End table.
.TH	     -	     yes   End heading section of table.
.TS x	     -	     yes   Begin table;	if x is	H table	has repeated heading.
.b x	     no	     no	   Print x in boldface;	if no argument switch to bold-
.ba +n	     0	     yes   Augments the	base indent by n.  This	indent is used
			   to set the indent on	regular	text (like para-
.bc	     no	     yes   Begin new column
.bi x	     no	     no	   Print x in bold italics (nofill only)
.bu	     -	     yes   Begin bulleted paragraph
.bx x	     no	     no	   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'  ''''    no	   Set footer to x  y  z
.hx	     -	     no	   Suppress headers and	footers	on next	page.
.he 'x'y'z'  ''''    no	   Set header to x  y  z
.hl	     -	     yes   Draw	a horizontal line
.i x	     no	     no	   Italicize x;	if x missing, italic text follows.
.ip x y	     no	     yes   Start indented paragraph, with hanging tag x.  In-
			   dentation is	y ens (default 5).
.lp	     yes     yes   Start left-blocked paragraph.
.np	     1	     yes   Start 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	     -	     yes   Print delayed text.
.pp	     no	     yes   Begin paragraph.  First line	indented.
.r	     yes     no	   Roman text follows.
.re	     -	     no	   Reset tabs to default values.
.sh n x	     -	     yes   Section head	follows, font automatically bold.  n
			   is level of section,	x is title of section.
.sk	     no	     no	   Leave the next page blank.  Only one	page is	remem-
			   bered ahead.
.sm x	     -	     no	   Set x in a smaller pointsize.
.sz +n	     10p     no	   Augment the point size by n points.
.tp	     no	     yes   Begin title page.
.u x	     -	     no	   Underline argument (even in troff).	(Nofill	only).
.uh	     -	     yes   Like	.sh but	unnumbered.
.xp x	     -	     no	   Print index x.

3rd Berkeley Distribution	 6 August 2001			   GROFF_ME(7)


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