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3 Tutorial for Macro Users

Most users of the roff language employ a macro package to format their documents. Successful macro packages ease the composition process; their users need not have mastered the full formatting language, nor understand features like diversions, traps, and environments. This chapter aims to familiarize you with basic concepts and mechanisms common to many macro packages (like “displays”). If you prefer a meticulous and comprehensive presentation, try GNU troff Reference instead.