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1.4 Macro Packages

Since groff provides such low-level facilities, it can be quite difficult to use by itself. However, groff provides a macro facility to specify how certain routine operations (e.g. starting paragraphs, printing headers and footers, etc.) should be done. These macros can be collected together into a macro package. There are a number of macro packages available; the most common (and the ones described in this manual) are man, mdoc, me, ms, and mm.