MPICTURES(6)MPICTURES(6)NAMEmpictures - picture inclusion macros
troff -mpictures [ options ] file ...
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 arguments, rep‐
resented by "", are interpreted as defaults. The arguments are:
source Name of a PostScript picture file, optionally suffixed
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), or to left-justify, center, or right-justify
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
o Outline the picture with a box.
s Freely scale both picture dimensions.
w White out the area to be occupied by the picture.
Attach the picture to the left right, top, or bot‐
tom 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 diversion is explicitly closed by .EP.
.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:
Offset the frame from the left margin by this amount,
Offset the frame from the current baseline, measuring
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 8.5×11-inch page. Nothing prevents the picture from
being placed off the page.
A picture file that can't be read by the PostScript postprocessor is
replaced by white space.
A picture and associated text silently disappear if a diversion trap
set by .BP isn't reached. Call .EP at the end of the document to
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