GROFF_ME(7)           Miscellaneous Information Manual           GROFF_ME(7)

       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
       .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
       .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 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
       .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.

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