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, how-
     ever, 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)  prepro-
     cessors 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 incom-

     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.
     .(xx             -         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  (appen-
                                          dix), P (preliminary, for instance,
                                          abstract, table of contents, etc.),
                                          B (bibliography), RC (chapters
                                          renumbered from page one each
                                          chapter), or  RA  (appendix  renum-
                                          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
                                          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.
     .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
                                          before the first initialization.
     .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
                                          on regular text (like paragraphs).
     .bc              no        yes       Begin new column.
     .bi x            no        no        Print x in bold
                                          (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
     .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.
     .lo              -         no        Read in a file of local macros
                                          of the form .*x. Must be
                                          given before initialization.
     .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
     .r               yes       no        Roman text follows.
     .re              -         no        Reset tabs to default values.
     .sc              no        no        Read in a file of  special  charac-
                                          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.
     .sk              no        no        Leave the next page blank.
                                          Only one page is remembered ahead.
     .sm x            -         no        Set x in a smaller
     .sz +n           10p       no        Augment the point size by n points.
     .th              no        no        Produce the paper in thesis format.
                                          Must be  given  before  initializa-
     .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.





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

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