groff_me - “me” macro package for formatting documents with GNU roff
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The me package of macro definitions for the roff language provides a convenient facility for preparing technical papers in various formats. 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.
Many roff requests are unsafe in conjunction with this package; however, the following requests may be used with impunity after the first .pp:
Note: In contrast to its behavior with other macro packages and “raw” roff, when using the me package, the .sp request will not put space at the top of a page.
Output of the pic, eqn, refer, and tbl preprocessors is acceptable as input.
This list is incomplete; some requests are too complex to summarize in a table, and some that are listed below accept additional arguments not shown. See the -me Reference Manual for interesting details.
(a wrapper file for e.tmac)
Early roff macro packages limited themselves to a single-letter namespace (mm, ms, mv, mn, etc.). The “e” in “me” stands for “Eric P. Allman”, who wrote the macro package and the original technical papers documenting it while an undergraduate at the University of California.
Two manuals are
available in source and rendered form. On your system, they
may be compressed and/or available in additional formats.
is Writing Papers with Groff Using -me, by Eric P. Allman and James Clark.
is the -me Reference Manual, by Eric P. Allman and James Clark.