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ME(7)											    ME(7)

NAME
       me - macros for formatting papers

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

DESCRIPTION
       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 con-
       junction 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
       /usr/share/tmac/tmac.e
       /usr/share/me/*

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

REQUESTS
       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 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 con-
			   tents, 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 cen-
			   ter 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    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  fol-
			   lows.  .ip x y      no      yes   Start indented paragraph, with hang-
			   ing	  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 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 initializa-
			   tion.
.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		 October 23, 1996				    ME(7)
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