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me(5)                 Standards, Environments, and Macros                me(5)



NAME
       me - macros for formatting papers

SYNOPSIS
       nroff -me [options] filename...

       troff -me [options] filename...

DESCRIPTION
       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(1), neqn(1), refer(1), and tbl(1) preprocessors for
       equations and tables is acceptable as input.

REQUESTS
       In the following list, "initialization" refers to the first  .pp,  .lp,
       .ip, .np, .sh, or .uh macro. This list is incomplete.


       tab();   lw(0.833333i)   lw(0.666667i)   lw(0.666667i)   lw(3.333333i).
       RequestInitialCauseExplanation ValueBreak .(c-yesBegin centered  block.
       .(d-noBegin  delayed  text.   .(f-noBegin footnote.  .(l-yesBegin list.
       .(q-yesBegin major quote.  .(xx -noBegin indexed item in index x.  .(z-
       noBegin  floating keep.  .)c-yesEnd centered block.  .)d-yesEnd delayed
       text.  .)f-yesEnd footnote.  .)l-yesEnd list.  .)q-yesEnd major  quote.
       .)x-yesEnd  index  item.   .)z-yesEnd floating keep.  .++ m H -noDefine
       paper section.  m defines the part of the paper, T{ and can be C (chap-
       ter), A (appendix), P (preliminary, for instance, T} abstract, table of
       contents, etc.), B (bibliography), RC (chapters  renumbered  from  page
       one  each  T{  chapter),  or RA (appendix renumbered T} from page one).
       .+c T -yesBegin chapter (or appendix, etc., as set by .++).  T  is  the
       chapter  title.   .1c1yesOne  column  format on a new page.  .2c1yesTwo
       column format.  .EN-yesT{ Space after equation produced by  eqn  T}  or
       neqn.  .EQ x y -yesPrecede 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.
       .GE-yesEnd gremlin picture.  .GS-yesBegin gremlin picture.   .PE-yesEnd
       pic  picture.  .PS-yesBegin pic picture.  .TE-yesEnd table.  .TH-yesEnd
       heading section of table.  .TS x-yesT{ Begin table; if x is H table  T}
       has  repeated  heading.   .ac A N -noSet up for ACM style output.  A is
       the Author's name(s), N is the T{ total number of pages. Must be  given
       T}  before  the first initialization.  .b x nonoT{ Print x in boldface;
       if no argument T} switch to boldface.  .ba  +n  0yesAugments  the  base
       indent  by  n.   T{ This indent is used to set the indent T} on regular
       text (like paragraphs).  .bcnoyesBegin new column.  .bi x  nonoPrint  x
       in  bold  italics (nofill only).  .bu-yesBegin bulleted paragraph.  .bx
       xnonoPrint x in a box (nofill only).  .ef  'x'y'z'''''noSet even footer
       to   x  y  z.   .eh  'x'y'z'''''noSet  even  header  to  x  y  z.   .fo
       'x'y'z'''''noSet footer to x y z.  .hx-noSuppress headers  and  footers
       on  next  page.   .he 'x'y'z'''''noSet header to x  y z.  .hl-yesDraw a
       horizontal line.  .i x nonoItalicize x; if x missing, italic text  fol-
       lows.   .ip  x  y  noyesStart  indented  paragraph, with hanging tag x.
       Indentation is y ens (default 5).   .lpyesyesStart  left-blocked  para-
       graph.   .lo-noRead  in a file of local macros of the form .*x. Must be
       given before initialization.   .np1yesStart  numbered  paragraph.   .of
       'x'y'z'''''noSet  odd  footer  to  x   y   z.  .oh 'x'y'z'''''noSet odd
       header to x  y  z.  .pd-yesPrint delayed text.  .ppnoyesT{ Begin  para-
       graph. First line indented.  T} .ryesnoRoman text follows.  .re-noReset
       tabs to default values.  .scnonoT{ Read in a file of special characters
       T}  and diacritical marks.  Must be given before initialization.  .sh n
       x -yesSection head follows, font automatically bold.   n  is  level  of
       section,  x  is  title  of  section.  .sknonoLeave the next page blank.
       Only one page is remembered ahead.  .sm x-noSet x in a  smaller  point-
       size.   .sz +n 10pnoAugment the point size by n points.  .thnonoProduce
       the paper in thesis format.  T{ Must be  given  before  initialization.
       T}  .tpnoyesBegin  title  page.   .u  x-noUnderline  argument  (even in
       troff).   (Nofill  only).   .uh-yesLike  .sh  but  unnumbered.   .xp  x
       -noPrint index x.


FILES
       /usr/share/lib/tmac/e


       /usr/share/lib/tmac/*.me


SEE ALSO
       col(1), eqn(1), nroff(1), refer(1), tbl(1), troff(1)



SunOS 5.10                        25 Feb 1992                            me(5)