ms - macros for formatting manuscripts
nroff -ms [ options ] file ...
troff -ms [ 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 con-
junction with this package, however these requests may be used with impunity after the
Output of the eqn, neqn, refer, and tbl(1) preprocessors for equations and tables is
acceptable as input.
eqn(1), troff(1), refer(1), tbl(1)
Request Initial Cause Explanation Value Break
Suppressed in TM. x is location and y is extension, ignored except in
TM. x no no Print x in boldface; if no argument switch
foot of page. May be redefined. TM format, suppressed otherwise. Arguments are number of text
pages, other pages, total pages, figures, tables, references. is x.
Default is today. Implies .KE. to appear verbatim line-by-line. x=I
for indented display (default), x=L for left-justified on the page, x=C
for centered, x=B for make left-justified block, then center whole block.
Implies .KS. produced by eqn or neqn. 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. The note will be moved
to the bottom of the page. New Jersey 07733'.
x no no Italicize x; if x missing, italic text follows.
x with hanging tag x. Indentation is y ens (default 5). Put kept text on next page
if not enough room. If the kept text must be moved to the next page, float later
text back to this page.
New Jersey 07974'. special BTL format positions; omit from page footer. number supplied
automatically. Numbers are multilevel, like 1.2.3, where n tells what level is wanted
(default is 1). sheet follow.
First line indented. top of page. May be redefined. yes no Roman text fol-
paper. Must precede other requests.
Following .IP's are measured from current indentation. ignored except in TM. x is the reference
line (initials of author and typist).
- yes Section head follows,
font automatically bold. no no Make letters smaller. Default is 5 10 15 ...
- yes End(heading) table. - yes End(heading)
Arguments are TM number, (quoted list of) case number(s), and file number. Must precede
of section - yes End(heading)