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GROFF_ME(7)                                                                                      GROFF_ME(7)



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 for-mats. formats.
       mats.

       The macro requests are defined below.  Many troff requests are unsafe in conjunction with this  pack-age, package,
       age, 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/1.19.2/tmac/me.tmac (a wrapper file for e.tmac)
       /usr/share/groff/1.19.2/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 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 (bibliog-raphy), (bibliography),
                           raphy), 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 x.



3rd Berkeley Distribution                       27 June 2001                                     GROFF_ME(7)

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