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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 by the amount of the register QI. The effect is identical to the HTML <BLOCKQUOTE> element. The next paragraph or heading returns margins to normal. QP inserts vertical space of amount set by register PD before the paragraph.

Macro: .QS
Macro: .QE

These macros begin and end a quoted section. The QI register controls the amount of indentation. Both QS and QE insert inter-paragraph vertical space set by register PD. The text between QS and QE can be structured further by use of the macros LP or PP.

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.


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