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MS(7)                  Miscellaneous Information Manual                  MS(7)

       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 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:

       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 to boldface.
7th Edition
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-jus-
                        tified 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 fol-

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       First line indented.  top of page.  May be redefined.
       yes       no      Roman text follows.
       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 num-
       ber.  Must precede other requests.

       H table has repeated heading.  Bell Laboratories.'  New Jersey 07981'.

of                                  section             -    yes  End(heading)