prints out all records in a bibliographic database,
in bibliography format rather than as footnotes or endnotes.
Generally it is used in conjunction with
sortbib database | roffbib
accepts most of the options understood by
most importantly the
flag to specify terminal type.
If abstracts or comments are entered following the %X field key,
will format them into paragraphs for an annotated bibliography.
Several %X fields may be given if several
annotation paragraphs are desired.
flag will suppress the printing of these abstracts.
A user-defined set of macros
may be specified after the
There should be a space between the
and the macro filename.
This set of macros will replace the ones
flag will send output to the Versatec; the
flag will queue output for the phototypesetter.
Four command-line registers control formatting style
of the bibliography, much like the number registers of
The command-line argument
the references starting at one (1).
will double space the biblio graphy,
will double space references
but single space annotation paragraphs.
The line length can be changed from the default 6.5 inches
to 6 inches with the
and the page offset can be set from the default of 0
to one inch by specifying
(capital O, not zero).
Note: with the
the default page offset is already one inch.