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ME(7)					   Miscellaneous Information Manual					ME(7)

me - macros for formatting papers
nroff -me [ options ] file ... troff -me [ options ] file ...
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 pack- 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 .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.
/usr/share/tmac/tmac.e /usr/share/me/*
eqn(1), troff(1), refer(1), tbl(1) -me Reference Manual, Eric P. Allman Writing Papers with Nroff Using -me
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 (appen- dix), 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 head- ing 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 follows. .ip x y no yes Start indented para- graph, 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 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 initial- ization. .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. 3rd Berkeley Distribution October 23, 1996 ME(7)

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