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me(5)									 me(5)

       me - Macros for formatting papers

       nroff -me  [options] file...

       This  package of nroff macro definitions provides a formatting facility
       for technical papers in various	formats.   When	 producing  two-column
       output on a terminal, filter the output through col.

       Many  nroff  requests are unsafe in conjunction with this package; how‐
       ever, the following requests can be used with impunity after the first

       .bp	Begin a new page.
       .br	Break the output line here.
       .ce n	Center the next n lines.
       .ls n	Use line spacing: n=1 single, n=2 double space.
       .na	Do not justify (align) the right margin.
       .sp n	Insert n spacing lines.
       .sz +n	Add n to the point size.
       .ul n	Underline the next n lines.

       Output of the neqn and tbl preprocessors for equations  and  tables  is
       acceptable as input.

       In  the following list, initialization refers to the first macro.  This
       list is incomplete.

       Request	     Initial	Cause	   Explanation
		     Value	Break
       .(b	     -		yes	   Begin block.
       .(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.
       .(z	     -		no	   Begin floating keep.
       .)b	     -		yes	   End block.
       .)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 (prelim‐
					   inary  information, for example, an
					   abstract, table of contents, and so
					   on), 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
       .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.
       .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 initializa‐
       .b x	     no		no	   Print x in boldface; if there is no
					   argument, switch to boldface.
       .ba +n	     0		yes	   Augment  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
       .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.
       .he 'x'y'z'   ''''	no	   Set header to x  y  z.
       .hl	     -		yes	   Draw a horizontal line.
       .hx	     -		no	   Suppress  headers  and  footers  on
					   next page.
       .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
       .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
       .r	     yes	no	   Roman text follows.
       .re	     -		no	   Reset tabs to default values.
       .sc	     no		no	   Read in a file of  special  charac‐
					   ters and diacritical marks. Must be
					   given before initialization.
       .sh n x	     -		yes	   Section head follows, font automat‐
					   ically  bold.   n  is level of sec‐
					   tion, x is title of section.
       .sk	     no		no	   Leave the next  page	 blank.	  Only
					   one page is remembered ahead.
       .sz +n	     10p	no	   Augment the point size by n points.
       .th	     no		no	   Produce the paper in thesis format.
					   Must be  given  before  initializa‐
       .tp	     no		yes	   Begin title page.
       .u x	     -		no	   Underline argument (nofill only).

       .uh	     -		yes	   Like
       .xp x	     -		no	   Print index x.

       The me macro package source file Supplemental me macros.

       col(1), neqn(1), nroff(1), tbl(1)


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