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Plan 9 - man page for ms (plan9 section 6)

MS(6)					   Games Manual 				    MS(6)

       ms - macros for formatting manuscripts

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

       This package of nroff and troff(1) macro definitions provides a canned formatting facility
       for technical papers in various formats.

       The macro requests are defined below.  Many nroff and troff requests are  unsafe  in  con-
       junction with this package, but the following requests may be used with impunity after the
       first .PP:

       Output of the eqn(1), tbl(1), pic(1) and grap(1) preprocessors for equations, tables, pic-
       tures, and graphs is acceptable as input.


       M.  E.  Lesk,  ``Typing	Documents on the UNIX System: Using the -ms Macros with Troff and
       Nroff'', Unix Research System Programmer's Manual, Tenth Edition, Volume 2.
       eqn(1), troff(1), tbl(1), pic(1)

			Request   Initial Cause Explanation	      Value   Break
			.1C	  yes	  yes	One   column	format	  on	a    new    page.
			.2C	  no	  yes	Two column format.  .AB       no      yes   Begin
			abstract.	       .AE	 -	 yes   End		abstract.
			.AI	  no	  yes	Author's institution follows.  Suppressed in .TM.
			.AT	  no	  yes	Print `Attached' and turn off line filling.   .AU
			x y   no      yes   Author's name follows.  x is location and y is exten-
			sion, ignored except in TM.  .B x y    no      no    Print x in boldface,
			append	    y;	   if	  no	 argument     switch	 to	boldface.
			.B1	  no	  yes	Begin	text   to   be	 enclosed   in	 a   box.
			.B2	  no	  yes	End  boxed text.  .BI x y   no	    no	  Print x
			in bold italic and append y;  if  no  argument	switch	to  bold  italic.
			.BT	  date	  no	Bottom	title,	automatically  invoked at foot of
			page.  May be redefined.  .BX x     no	    no	  Print x in a box.   .CW
			x  y   no      no    Constant  width font for x, append y; if no argument
			switch to constant width.  .CT	     no      yes   Print `Copies to'  and
			turn  off line filling.  .DA x	   nroff   no	 `Date line' at bottom of
			page is x.   Default  is  today.   .DE	     -	     yes   End	displayed
			text.	Implies .KE.  .DS x	no	yes   Start of displayed text, to
			appear verbatim line-by-line: indented	(default),  left-justified,  cen-
			tered,	 (block)  centered  with  straight  left  margin.   Implies  .KS.
			.EG	  no	  -	Print document	in  BTL  format  for  `Engineer's
			Notes.'   Must	be  first.   .EN       -       yes   Space after equation
			produced by neqn or eqn(1).  .EQ  x  y	 -	 yes   Display	equation.
			Equation   number   is	 y.    Optional   x   is  I,  L,  C  as  in  .DS.
			.FE	  -	  yes	End footnote.  .FP  x	  -	  no	Set  font
			positions  for	a  family,  e.g., .FS	    no	    no	  Start footnote.
			The   note   will   be	 moved	 to   the    bottom    of    the    page.
			.HO	  -	  no	`Bell  Laboratories,  Holmdel, New Jersey 07733'.
			.I x y	  no	  no	Italicize x, append y; if no argument  switch  to
			italic.  .IH	   no	   no	 `Bell Laboratories, Naperville, Illinois
			60540' .IM	 no	 no    Print document in BTL format for an inter-
			nal  memorandum.   Must be first.  .IP x y   no      yes   Start indented
			paragraph, with hanging  tag  x.   Indentation	is  y  ens  (default  5).
			.KE	  -	  yes	End  keep.   Put  kept	text  on next page if not
			enough room.  .KF	no	yes   Start floating keep.  If	the  kept
			text  must be moved to the next page, float later text back to this page.
			.KS	  no	  yes	Start	    keeping	   following	    text.
			.LG	  no	  no	Make		    letters		  larger.
			.LP	  yes	  yes	Start		left-blocked	       paragraph.
			.LT	  no	  yes	Start  a  letter; a non-empty first argument pro-
			duces a full AT&T letterhead, a second argument is a room number, a third
			argument  is  a telephone number.  .MF	     -	     -	   Print document
			in  BTL   format   for	 `Memorandum   for   File.'    Must   be   first.
			.MH	  -	  no	`Bell	Laboratories,  Murray  Hill,  New  Jersey
			07974'.  .MR	   -	   -	 Print document in BTL format for  `Memo-
			randum	for  Record.'	Must  be first.  .ND date  troff   no	 Use date
			supplied (if any) only in special BTL format positions;  omit  from  page
			footer.  .NH n	   -	   yes	 Same as .SH, with automatic section num-
			bers	like   `1.2.3';   n   is   subsection	 level	  (default    1).
			.NL	  yes	  no	Make	     letters	     normal	    size.
			.P1	  -	  yes	Begin program display  in  constant  width  font.
			.P2	  -	  yes	End program display.  .PE	-	yes   End
			picture; see pic(1).  .PF	-	yes   End picture; restore verti-
			cal   position.   .PP	    no	    yes   Begin  paragraph.   First  line
			indented.  .PS h w   -	     yes   Start picture;  height  and	width  in
			inches.  .PY	   -	   no	 `Bell Laboratories, Piscataway, New Jer-
			sey	08854'	   .QE	     -	     yes   End	    quoted	material.
			.QP	  -	  yes	Begin  quoted  paragraph  (indent  both margins).
			.QS	  -	  yes	Begin  quoted  material  (indent  both	margins).
			.R	  yes	  no	Roman  text follows.  .RE	-	yes   End
			relative indent level.	 .RP	   no	   -	 Cover	sheet  and  first
			page	for    released    paper.     Must    precede	other	requests.
			.RS	  -	  yes	Start level of relative  indentation  from  which
			subsequent  indentation is measured.  .SG x	no	yes   Insert sig-
			nature(s) of author(s), ignored except in .TM and .LT.	x is  the  refer-
			ence  line (initials of author and typist).  .SH       -       yes   Sec-
			tion head follows, font automatically bold.  .SM       no      no    Make
			letters  smaller.  .TA x...  5...    no    Set tabs in ens.  Default is 5
			10   15   ...	  .TE	    -	    yes   End	 table;    see	  tbl(1).
			.TH	  -	  yes	End	 heading      section	   of	   table.
			.TL	  no	  yes	Title	follows.    .TM x...  no      -     Print
			document  in  BTL  technical memorandum format.  Arguments are TM number,
			(quoted list of) case number(s), and file  number.   Must  precede  other
			requests.   .TR x     -       -     Print in BTL technical report format;
			report number is x.  Must be first.  .TS x     -       yes   Begin table;
			if   x	 is   H   table   heading   is	 repeated   on	new  pages.   .UL
			x     -       no    Underline	argument   (even   in	troff).     .UX y
			z   -	    no	  `zUNIXy';  first use gives registered trademark notice.
			.WH	  -	  no	`Bell Laboratories, Whippany, New Jersey 07981'.


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