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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Creating Formatted Documents

Text editors can do basic formatting of text, such as limiting the number of characters or words per line and justifying paragraphs. But to add page numbering, sophisticated indenting, or multiple columns and fonts, you must use a formatting or typesetting system. Text formatting utilities, such as the pr or fmt commands, are usually small text utilities that add headers, footers, margins, and page numbers, usually through command-line options. Typesetting systems, such as groff or TeX, offer a bewildering array of commands that you must insert in your documents before processing.

Using Text-Formatting Filter Commands

Use text- formatting filter programs if you don't want to learn the complicated formatting ...

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