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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       me - macros for formatting papers

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       nroff -me [ options ] file ...
       troff -me [ options ] file ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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,
 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
              .sz +n  add n to point size

       Output  of  the eqn, neqn, refer, and tbl(1) preprocessors
       for equations and tables is acceptable as input.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       eqn(1), troff(1), refer(1), tbl(1)
       -me Reference Manual, Eric P. Allman
       Writing Papers with Nroff Using -me

REQUESTS    [Toc]    [Back]

       In the following  list,  "initialization"  refers  to  the
       first   pp,  lp,  ip,  np,  sh, or  uh macro  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 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
 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  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
 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
 ip x y      no      yes   Start indented paragraph, with hanging
                           tag  x   Indentation is y ens (default
 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 indented
 r           yes     no    Roman text follows
 re          -       no    Reset tabs to default values
 sc          no      no    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
 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
 th          no      no    Produce  the  paper  in thesis format
                           Must be given before initialization
 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

                           June 5, 1993                     ME(7)
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