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NAME

       groff_me - troff macros for formatting papers

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       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  definitions  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 input.

FILES

       /usr/share/groff/1.21/tmac/me.tmac (a wrapper file for e.tmac)
       /usr/share/groff/1.21/tmac/e.tmac

SEE ALSO

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

REQUESTS

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

       Request       Initial   Causes   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
       .(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 renumbered 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.  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           -         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 boldface.
       .ba +n        0         yes      Augments the base indent by n.  This indent is used to
                                        set the indent on regular text (like paragraphs).
       .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.
                                        Indentation 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 remembered
                                        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.