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Re: [Groff] gtbl, T{ ... T} doesn't work?

From: Meg McRoberts
Subject: Re: [Groff] gtbl, T{ ... T} doesn't work?
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 11:52:54 -0700 (PDT)

The only caveat is that this does affect the whole file
from the point of the .tr ~ -- I think .tr on a line alone
turns it off, but it's easier to just use \(~~ when one needs
a tilde.


--- Jorgen Grahn <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun Jun 13 02:33:38 2004, address@hidden wrote:
> [aligning tbl entries visually in the source]
> > Another trick is to put .tr ~ in the file before the .TS
> > It's only needed once per file even if you need it in multiple
> > tables.  Then you can leave the ~ characters in and they don't
> > show in the output.  It's handy when you are using TAB for tab
> > and have some lines where you have multiple blank columns.
> > 
> > I know this works with AT&T troff and I'm pretty sure I've used
> > it with groff.
> Tested with a fairly trivial table and groff -- and it works. Thanks!
> /Jörgen
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