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Re: "absolute" vertical position seems awfully relative

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: "absolute" vertical position seems awfully relative
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 22:31:09 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.11.4 (2019-03-13)

> Here is a more complex test file using the -me macros.
> It uses -me's $H macro to define an action that should be
> done on every page, in this case the printing of a bit of
> text at an "absolute" vertical position.
> [...]
> Each page has a different combination of leading and
> presence/absence of header.

If you want to insulate your header against the effects of
varying the parameters of the running text, use a dedicated
environment for the header:

  .de $H             \" -me macro called at the top of every page
  .ev header
  \v'|30000u'At 30,000 units.

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