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       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
       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


       /usr/share/groff/1.21/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   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
       .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 xyz   ´´´´      no       Set even footer to x  y  z
       .eh xyz   ´´´´      no       Set even header to x  y  z
       .fo xyz   ´´´´      no       Set footer to x  y  z
       .hx           -         no       Suppress headers and footers on next
       .he xyz   ´´´´      no       Set header to x  y  z
       .hl           -         yes      Draw a horizontal line
       .i x          no        no       Italicize x; if x missing, italic text
       .ip x y       no        yes      Start indented paragraph, with hanging
                                        tag x.  Indentation is y ens (default
       .lp           yes       yes      Start left-blocked paragraph.
       .np           1         yes      Start numbered paragraph.
       .of xyz   ´´´´      no       Set odd footer to x  y  z
       .oh xyz   ´´´´      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.