Document formatting and typesetting on the UNIX system by Narain Gehani

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Places the letters "TM" half a line above the preceding text and in a smaller point size (troff only) . , is printed by the string e \ * ' . , is printed by the string e \ * ' . , 0 is printed by the string 0 \ * " . , n is printed by the string n \ * - . g. , ~ is printed by the string c \ * , . , ii is printed by the string u \ * : . , U is printed by the string U\ * ; . 3 Dashes, Hyphens and Minus Signs: The dash (-), hyphen (-) and the minus sign (-) are denoted in troff as \ (em, - and \-, respectively.

Output in other formats such as upper- and lower-case letters, and Roman numerals can be specified by using the troff assign-format instruction. af. 8 in Chapter 6. 4 Formatting The basic operating mode of the formatter troff is to read input (raw document) lines, assemble output "lines and then print the output lines. We must be able to change the formatter's operating mode to do things such as print lists, center input lines, skip pages and print footnotes. The operating mode of troff can be controlled and modified by using mm and troff instructions.

Automatic numbering and placement of footnotes, and 5. different formats for different types of documents such as letters and papers for general distribution. mm has been used to produce a wide variety of documents, such as letters, papers, viewgraphs, programming manuals and books (including this one). mm has built-in knowledge of some basic document types, such as memorandums and letters, and it knows their page layouts. In case of other documents, such as books, the users must explicitly specify their page layouts.

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