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Re: Bug in HM and FM ms macros

From: Michael Hill
Subject: Re: Bug in HM and FM ms macros
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 10:34:19 -0600
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On Sun, Jul 02, 2006 at 01:20:01PM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>> I'm using GNU groff version 1.19.2, but I've observed this problem
>> with previous versions going back several years.  Using the ms macro
>> package, the HM (header margin) and FM (footer margin) variables
>> don't appear to have any effect.  The default margin at top and
>> bottom is apparently 1 inch, and setting either of them to less than
>> that doesn't increase the vertical page space available.  I used to
>> use this under proprietary versions of troff (e.g. SunOS and
>> Solaris) to squeeze a bit more into my resume; unfortunately, I've
>> been unable to make use of it under GNU/Linux.
>Since I'm not a real ms user I ask you for a small sample document,
>describing what you expect and what you actually get.  Since 
>Thanks in advance.

Werner, I'm sorry...  I went to reproduce the problem with a couple
small files and I discovered that they didn't exhibit it any more.  I
then went back to my resume file, and it turns out that the header and
footer margins now work there, too.  The last time I updated my resume
was about two years ago, and I'm pretty sure I was having a problem with
it then.  However, it appears to work now, so sorry for the waste of
bandwidth.  Thanks for your reply.


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