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4.3.5.1 Paragraphs

The following paragraph types are available.

— Macro: .PP

Sets a paragraph with an initial indentation.

— Macro: .LP

Sets a paragraph without an initial indentation.

— Macro: .QP

Sets a paragraph that is indented at both left and right margins. The effect is identical to the HTML <BLOCKQUOTE> element. The next paragraph or heading returns margins to normal.

— Macro: .XP

Sets a paragraph whose lines are indented, except for the first line. This is a Berkeley extension.

The following markup uses all four paragraph macros.

     
     .NH 2
     Cases used in the study
     .LP
     The following software and versions were
     considered for this report.
     .PP
     For commercial software, we chose
     .B "Microsoft Word for Windows" ,
     starting with version 1.0 through the
     current version (Word 2000).
     .PP
     For free software, we chose
     .B Emacs ,
     from its first appearance as a standalone
     editor through the current version (v20).
     See [Bloggs 2002] for details.
     .QP
     Franklin's Law applied to software:
     software expands to outgrow both
     RAM and disk space over time.
     .LP
     Bibliography:
     .XP
     Bloggs, Joseph R.,
     .I "Everyone's a Critic" ,
     Underground Press, March 2002.
     A definitive work that answers all questions
     and criticisms about the quality and usability of
     free software.

The PORPHANS register (see ms Document Control Registers) operates in conjunction with each of these macros, to inhibit the printing of orphan lines at the bottom of any page.