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.LB

.LB 

n m pad type

 [

mark

] [

LI-space

] [

LB-space

]

List beginning. Allows complete control over list format. Begin each list item list with .LI ; end list with .LE .

n

Text indent.

m

Mark indent.

pad

Padding associated with mark.

type

If 0, use the specified mark . If non-zero, and mark is 1, A, a, I, i, list is automatically numbered or alphabetically sequenced. In this case, type controls how mark is displayed. For example, if mark is currently 1, type will have the following results:

Type Result
1 1.
2 1)
3 (1)
4 [1]
5 <1>
6 {1}

mark

Symbol or text to label each list entry. mark can be null (creates hanging indent), a text string, or 1 , A , a , I , or i to create an automatically numbered or lettered list. See .AL .

LI-space

Number of blank lines to output between each following .LI macro. Default is 1.

LB-space

Number of blank lines to output by .LB macro itself. Default is 0.


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