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[Groff] Forwarded: Re: Table cell vertical align

From: Mike Bianchi
Subject: [Groff] Forwarded: Re: Table cell vertical align
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:00:26 -0400
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----- Forwarded message from Mike Bianchi <address@hidden> -----

Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:56:51 -0400
From: Mike Bianchi <address@hidden>
To: Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Groff] Table cell vertical align

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 11:19:57AM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> > I think I learnt this from the list when I asked a few months ago.
> > See lines marked `->' and tbl(1).  [...]
> >
> >  -> l rd.
> >     ...
> >  -> \^;\^
> Very nice :-)  This tbl trick apparently escaped my radar, and I can't
> remember having seen it on the list.
> Could you prepare a small patch to which documents that?  It's
> far from obvious.

The old original documentation for tbl:

        Tbl -- A Program to Format Tables
        M. E. Lesk

mentions  \^  under "Vertically spanned items" on page 5.

The old advice is still the best.
        Read the Book

((Reminisces of when I learned UNIX in the mid-1970's; all the documentation
for UNIX was in incredibly tight but mostly complete man pages and Bell Labs

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See also the  ^  Format operator on page 2.

        Has the Lesk memo ever been updated for the groff extensions?

 Mike Bianchi
 Foveal Systems

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