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ME(7)									 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 pro‐
       ducing 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 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.


       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 Ref‐
       erence 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  contents,
			   etc.),  B  (bibliography),  RC (chapters renumbered
			   from page one each chapter), or RA (appendix renum‐
			   bered 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.	 Equa‐
			   tion 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 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 bold‐
.ba +n	     0	     yes   Augments the base indent by n.  This indent is used
			   to  set  the	 indent	 on  regular  text (like para‐
.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.
.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  diacriti‐
			   cal 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 remem‐
			   bered 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	 June 5, 1993				 ME(7)

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