Unix Document Processing and Typesetting

Unix Document Processing and Typesetting

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As the mystery of the computer world unfolds with each revelation of its technology, computer users today look forward to a powerful tool to produce a variety of reports and manuscripts. The Unix system provides a variety of powerful text formatters, and one such typesetting tool is called nroff/troff which can help users unlock the resources and the power of a computer system in the preparation of written documents. nroff is a text formatter for daisy-wheel printers and similar devices while troff is a device-independent text formatter for producing typeset output. These two together provide the facilities of a word processor together with formatting features and enable users to produce output that can be printed onto a variety of devices from line printers to typesetters. This book provides a complete description with regard to the capabilities of Unix document processing and typesetting to a variety of users. It also describes in detail the ATaT supported memorandum macros (mm) package which provides a user friendly interface to nroff/troff. The concept and techniques of typesetting are fully illustrated with examples to unveil the power of Unix's document processing capability. Contents:Document PreparationTypesetting Primitives in troffTypesetting with mmUnderlying nroff/troff FormatterDocument Preprocessor ToolsDocument Preparation ExamplesQuick Reference Guidevi-Unix Screen EditorBibliographyAppendixesIndex Readership: Computer scientists and computer typesetters. keywords:Bentley, J. L. and B. W. Kernighan, 1984, grap a€c A Language for Typesetting Graphs: Tutorial and User Manual, Computer Science Technical Report No 114, ATaamp;T Bell Laboratories. Barron, D. and M. Rees, 1987, Text Processing andanbsp;...

Title:Unix Document Processing and Typesetting
Author:B Srinivasan
Publisher: - 1993-10-05


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