runoff.intro Introductory/Runoff: Commands, runoff.* Command/Runoff: Commands, footing.options Definition/Access: Verbs, heading.options Definition/Access: Verbs

runoff.intro

Command runoff.intro Introductory/Runoff: Commands
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category Runoff: Commands (93)
Description facilitates the preparation and maintenance of textual material such as memos, manuals, etc.

The "runoff" command invokes the output function of the "Runoff Processor". Text stored with embedded commands is formatted for output to a terminal or printer. See "commands, runoff".

Runoff source text contains commands which control justification, page headings and footings, numbering, spacing and capitalization.
Textual material prepared with Runoff may be easily edited and corrected with the "line editor" or "Update processor" and then reprinted with Runoff.

Runoff also provides the capability of combining separate textual material into a single report and inserting duplicate text into different reports.

Multiple input items are treated as a single source text file.

A source text item may contain a command which causes Runoff to "chain" to another file item. This makes it possible to "link" file items together without doing a "select" or "sselect".

Items included in "itemlist" may chain to other items within the same file. When the "chain" ends, processing continues with the next item from the "itemlist".

A source text item may also contain a command which causes Runoff to "read" a second file item and then resume processing of the first item. This makes it possible to insert the text from a single file item in the output from many other file items.

Runoff commands are stored along with the textual material in the source file, and each Runoff command must be preceded by a period.
Syntax runoff file.reference itemlist* {(options)}
Options * see "options: Runoff".
Example
Purpose
Related tcl.itemlist*
runoff.options
runoff.commands
tcl.runoff

runoff.*

Command runoff.* Command/Runoff: Commands
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category Runoff: Commands (93)
Description treats the entire line following the command as a remark. Any text following the command is not output by Runoff.
Syntax .* {text}
Options
Example
The following text is ignored. .*  comments begin here.
Purpose
Related runoff.commands

footing.options

Command footing.options Definition/Access: Verbs
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category Access: Verbs (152)
Description designates a text string composed of literals and special options to output at the bottom of each page. These are the standard "footing" options available to Access, Pick/BASIC, OP and Runoff.

Many options are available to add additional information to the footing line(s).
Syntax
Options '' (Two single quotes). Outputs (one) single quote.

'aattr.name' Inserts the value of "attr.name". Processes any conversion codes, but not correlatives in the attribute-defining item.

b Inserts the attribute name causing the break if the 'b' option has been specified with "roll-on" (in AP) or "break-on" (R83 only).

c Centers the output line.

d Retrieves the current date (format dd mmm yyyy).

f{n} Inserts the file name; {in a field of "n" blanks}.

j Right-justifies the rest of the line. (AP only)

l Issues a carriage return and line feed.

n Prevents the pause at the end of each page (like NOPAGE modifier) (AP only).

p Retrieves the current page number, right-justified in a field of four blanks.

pn Retrieves the current page number, left justified. (R83 only)

p{n} Retrieves the page number, right-justified in a field of "n" blanks. (default "n"=4). (AP only)

r Retrieves the Roman numeral page number. (AP only)

s Toggles on italics mode. (AP only)

t Retrieves the current time and date (format hh:mm:ss dd mmm yyyy).

u Toggles on underline mode. (AP only)

v Toggles on boldface mode. (AP only)

xc Used with 'c' to center a segment. The 'xc' delimits the end of the segment. (AP only)

xs Toggles off italics mode. (AP only)

xu Toggles off underline mode. (AP only)

xv Toggles off boldface mode. (AP only)
Example
Purpose
Related access.footing
basic.footing
op.footing
runoff.footing

heading.options

Command heading.options Definition/Access: Verbs
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category Access: Verbs (152)
Description designates a text string composed of literals and special options to output at the top of each page. These are the standard "heading" options available to Access, Pick/BASIC, OP and Runoff.
Syntax
Options '' (Two single quotes). Outputs (one) single quote.

'aattr.name' Inserts the value of "attr.name". Processes any conversion codes, but not correlatives in the attribute-defining item.

b Inserts the attribute name causing the break if the 'b' option has been specified with "roll-on" (in AP) or "break-on" (R83 only).

c Centers the output line.

d Retrieves the current date (format dd mmm yyyy).

f{n} Inserts the file name; {in a field of "n" blanks}.

j Right-justifies the rest of the line. (AP only)

l Issues a carriage return and line feed.

n Prevents the pause at the end of each page (like NOPAGE modifier) (AP only).

p Retrieves the current page number, right-justified in a field of four blanks.

pn Retrieves the current page number, left justified. (R83 only)

p{n} Retrieves the page number, right-justified in a field of "n" blanks. (default "n"=4). (AP only)

r Retrieves the Roman numeral page number. (AP only)

s Toggles on italics mode. (AP only)

t Retrieves the current time and date (format hh:mm:ss dd mmm yyyy).

u Toggles on underline mode. (AP only)

v Toggles on boldface mode. (AP only)

xc Used with 'c' to center a segment. The 'xc' delimits the end of the segment. (AP only)

xs Toggles off italics mode. (AP only)

xu Toggles off underline mode. (AP only)

xv Toggles off boldface mode. (AP only)
Example
Purpose
Related op.crt
op.tc.heading
op.index.heading
op.heading
runoff.heading
basic.heading