GROFF_ME(7)                                           GROFF_ME(7)

NAME
       groff_me - troff macros for formatting papers

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

DESCRIPTION
       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  pro-
       vides 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 input.

FILES
       /usr/lib/groff/tmac/tmac.e

SEE ALSO
       groff(1), troff(1)
       -me Reference Manual, Eric P. Allman
       Writing Papers with Groff Using -me

REQUESTS
       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 (chap-
                           ter),  A  (appendix),  P (preliminary,
                           e.g.,  abstract,  table  of  contents,
                           etc.),  B (bibliography), RC (chapters
                           renumbered from page  one  each  chap-
                           ter),  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 equa-
                           tion.
.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 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 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 indented.
.r           yes     no    Roman text follows.
.re          -       no    Reset tabs to default values.
.sh  n  x      -       yes   Section head follows, font automati-
                           cally 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 x.

Groff Version 1.11        6 August 1992                         1