MPICTURES(6) MPICTURES(6) NAME mpictures - picture inclusion macros SYNOPSIS troff -mpictures [ options ] file ... DESCRIPTION Mpictures macros insert PostScript pictures into troff(1) documents. The macros are: .BP source height width position offset flags label Define a frame and place a picture in it. Null argu- ments, represented by "", are interpreted as defaults. The arguments are: source Name of a PostScript picture file, optionally suf- fixed with (n) to select page number n from the file (first page by default). height Vertical size of the frame, default 3.0i. width Horizontal size of the frame, current line length by default. position `l' (default), `c', or `r' to left-justify, cen- ter, or right-justify the frame. offset Move the frame horizontally from the original position by this amount, default 0i. flags One or more of: ad Rotate the picture clockwise d degrees, default d=90. o Outline the picture with a box. s Freely scale both picture dimensions. w White out the area to be occupied by the pic- ture. l,r,t,b Attach the picture to the left right, top, or bottom of the frame. label Place label at distance 1.5v below the frame. If there's room, .BP fills text around the frame. Everything destined for either side of the frame goes into a diversion to be retrieved when the accumulated text sweeps past the trap set by .BP or when the diver- sion is explicitly closed by .EP. MPICTURES(6) MPICTURES(6) .PI source height,width,yoffset,xoffset flags. This low-level macro, used by .BP, can help do more complex things. The two arguments not already described are: xoffset Offset the frame from the left margin by this amount, default 0i. yoffset Offset the frame from the current baseline, mea- suring positive downward, default 0i. .EP End a picture started by .BP; .EP is usually called implicitly by a trap at frame bottom. If a PostScript file lacks page-delimiting comments, the entire file is included. If no %%BoundingBox comment is present, the picture is assumed to fill an 8.5x11-inch page. Nothing prevents the picture from being placed off the page. SEE ALSO troff(1) DIAGNOSTICS A picture file that can't be read by the PostScript postpro- cessor is replaced by white space. BUGS A picture and associated text silently disappear if a diver- sion trap set by .BP isn't reached. Call .EP at the end of the document to retrieve it. Macros in other packages may break the adjustments made to the line length and indent when text is being placed around a picture. A missing or improper %%BoundingBox comment may cause the frame to be filled incorrectly.