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  1Release 1.3
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  3
  4Added line numbering capabilities, with controls.
  5
  6Footnotes and endnotes can now be referenced by line number.
  7
  8Added ability to adjust vertical position of the title that appears
  9on the first endnotes page.
 10
 11Footnotes can run on when being referenced by line number.
 12
 13Footnotes now have a post-footnote spacing option, for adding
 14a little space between footnotes.
 15
 16Extended LIST so it accepts alpha, ROMAN and roman enumerators.
 17
 18Added margin notes capability.
 19
 20Added refer support.
 21
 22Added bibliography page support.
 23
 24Added QUOTE_AUTOLEAD and BLOCKQUOTE_AUTOLEAD, so user can have
 25quotes and blockquotes leaded differently from running text.
 26
 27Change: the input line immediately after FOOTNOTE OFF must be
 28entered as a literal continuation of the line prior to FOOTNOTE,
 29including any initial spaces or punctuation marks.  This allows
 30for hassle-free placing of footnote markers in running text either
 31before or after punctuation marks.
 32
 33Release 1.2-f
 34-------------
 35
 36Added ADD_SPACE, to permit users to insert space at the top of
 37running text (after the first page) when using the docprocessing
 38macros.
 39
 40Releases 1.2-a and 1.2-b
 41------------------------
 42
 43My personal email address has changed.  1.2-a and -b have been
 44updated to reflect that.  Additionally, I made some small changes
 45to the documentation.
 46
 47Release 1.2
 48-----------
 49
 50As of 1.2, the recommended version of groff to use with mom has
 51been bumped up from groff, 1.18 to groff, 1.19.2.  Although mom will
 52continue to work with groff, 1.18, her handling of .FAM(ILY) and .FT
 53is now slightly different, therefore users of groff 1.18 may have to
 54update documents created with mom so that every .FAM(ILY) request is
 55followed by a .FT request before any text is input, otherwise mom
 56will set the text after .FAM(ILY) in Courier (until she encounters a
 57.FT request).  People running groff, >= 1.19.2 don't have to worry
 58about this, but I recommend that, regardless of which version you're
 59running, you have a look at the document entries for FAMILY and FT
 60in order to see how mom will be handling .FAMILY and .FT from now
 61on.
 62
 63When used with groff >=1.19.2, mom now emits warnings if a style
 64hasn't been registered, or if a font style doesn't exist in the
 65current family.  Invalid .FAM(ILY) calls now use a "fallback" font"
 66(although no warning is issued).  The fallback is user-settable.
 67
 68Mom's macro file, om.tmac, now sets up a fairly extensive list of
 69font "styles," thus expanding the range of arguments that can be
 70passed to .FT (formerly, just R, I, B and BI, unless users had
 71already rolled their own solution to the problem of extensive type
 72families containing fonts like condensed, demibold, black, light, etc).
 73Users are advised to read the documentation sections on FAM(ILY),
 74FT and FALLBACK_FONT, as well as the new appendix section, "Adding
 75PostScript fonts to groff", for information on using mom's style
 76extensions (and how to disable them, should they conflict with a
 77user's present groff site-font/devps setup).
 78
 79A new macro, FALLBACK_FONT, has been added.  It controls not only
 80the fallback font for invalid .FAMILY calls, but also whether mom
 81aborts on invalid .FT calls after issuing a warning, or continues
 82processing using the fallback.
 83
 84Release 1.1.9
 85-------------
 86
 87Added the (optional) generation of cover pages and document cover
 88pages, plus a full suite of control macros for all cover page
 89elements.
 90
 91Added new reference macros that apply to covers: COVERTITLE,
 92DOC_COVERTITLE, COPYRIGHT and MISC.
 93
 94The need for TRAP OFF/TRAP to deal with ELs and TNs that fall at
 95the bottom page has been obsoleted.  However, both EL and TN, when
 96invoked in any "nofill" mode (LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER, or the L | R | C
 97arguments to TAB_SET or ST when no QUAD argument is given), must now
 98have the input line preceding the EL or TN terminated by \c.  Fill
 99modes do not have this requirement, i.e. no \c is required.
100
101Footnotes that occur inside quotes, blockquotes and epigraphs now
102work just like regular footnotes, with no user intervention
103required.  This obsoletes the macro BREAK_QUOTE.
104
105Removed all aliases that used the word COLOUR.  Users must use
106COLOR wherever COLOR is needed.  COLOUR, as a replacement/alias, is
107no longer supported.
108
109NEWPAGE, which used to be an alias of .bp, is now its own macro.
110
111Release 1.1.8
112-------------
113
114Added text color support.  Users can now define or initialize a color,
115and afterwards change text color with an inline of the form
116\*[<colorname>], or with the macro .COLOR.  In document processing,
117the docelement tag control macros have been expanded to include
118_COLOR, e.g. .HEAD_COLOR <predefined colorname> will colorize
119heads, PAGENUM_COLOR <predefined colorname) will colorize page
120numbering, etc.
121
122Adjusted vertical placement of hyphens around page numbering when
123PAGENUM_STYLE is DIGIT, ROMAN or ALPHA so that the hyphens appear
124properly centered on the page numbering character.
125
126Changed tab handling in document processing so that tab structures
127are preserved from page to page and column to column.
128
129Release 1.1.7-a
130---------------
131
132Increased the flexibility of SMARTQUOTES so that they handle quoting
133styles by language, entered as a 2-digit language code argument to
134SMARTQUOTES.  See docs.
135
136Re-wrote the DOCTYPE LETTER macros so that DATE, TO and FROM can be
137entered in any order the user wishes, with output that matches
138input.  (Should have done this in the first place.)
139
140Release 1.1.7
141-------------
142
143Finally got around to writing "list" macros.  See the docs.
144
145Added German-style lowered double quotes and two styles of
146guillemets to SMARTQUOTES.
147
148Added macro SIZE, intended to be called inline as \*[SIZE <n>].
149This brings mom's inline size change syntax into line with her other
150inlines.  \*S[<n>] can still be used for the same thing.
151
152The file elvis_syntax (for elvis prior to 2.2h) is no longer being
153maintained.  It was getting messy and long in the tooth.  The
154official elvis syntax file is elvis_syntax.new, which works for
1552.2h of elvis (and higher, one hopes).  elvis users are encouraged
156to update to 2.2h or higher.
157
158Release 1.1.6-e
159---------------
160
161Extended handling of draft and revision numbers and strings in
162headers/footers for increased flexibility.  It's possible now to
163have just about any combo of DRAFT_STRING, DRAFT, REVISION_STRING
164and REVISION, and have them come out in headers/footers as one
165intuitively expects/wants.
166
167Also added a new set of syntax highlighting rules for the vi clone,
168elvis.  Version 2-2h-beta of elvis finally made possible the
169highlighting of \*[...] inline escapes, whether or not they're
170separated from surrounding text by spaces.  This is a terrific
171improvement in elvis, and makes for greatly improved readability of
172mom files.
173
174Release 1.1.6-b - 1.1.6d
175------------------------
176
177Trivial changes to documentation and some cleanups of the main
178om.tmac file, including:
179
180Added a .bp after .if \\n[#START]=1 in FOOTER.  Without it,
181in document processing mode, documents that use *none* of the
182docprocessing tags (yes, there are times when users want to do
183this) ignored the footer trap.
184
185Changed register #DOCHEADER_LEAD_ADJ to string
186$DOCHEADER_LEAD_ADJ.  This means that .DOCHEADER_LEAD no longer
187requires a unit of measure; points is assumed.
188
189Release 1.1.6-b
190---------------
191
192Added a SHIM macro that calculates and moves to the next "legal"
193baseline during document processing (useful if user starts playing
194around with spacing/leading on a page and needs to get the leading
195back on track).
196
197Fixed handling of DOCHEADER OFF <distance> so that the first line of
198running text falls on a "legal" baseline when <distance> is given.
199
200Release 1.1.6-a
201---------------
202
203Problem with groff 1.19.1 fixed by Werner (.return handled arguments
204incorrectly).
205
206Fixed handling of page numbering style restoration in endnotes, so
207that (collated) docs have the correct page numbering style when the
208style has been changed for endnotes (with ENDNOTES_PAGENUM_STYLE).
209
210DOC_TITLE has been made for use exclusively with DOCTYPE DEFAULT.
211
212Fixed handling of headers/footers with respect to endnotes.  Now,
213when either headers or footers are on, mom picks up the correct
214page header/footer on the last page prior to ENDNOTES, gets the
215pageheaders correct for endnotes pages *including the last one*, and
216picks up correct page headers/footers for the subsequent docs after
217COLLATE.
218
219
220Release 1.1.6
221-------------
222
223BAD NEWS: mom appears to be crippled in some areas when run with
224groff 1.19.1.  Pending a solution, mom must be run with groff 1.18
225
226***NEW***
227
228Added TOC capabilities.
229
230Extended range of endnotes control macros.  See the documentation
231on endnotes control macros.
232
233Added a new DOC_TITLE macro, to deal with collated documents that
234have an overall title, while each doc has its own separate doc
235title (from TITLE).
236
237
238Release 1.1.5
239-------------
240
241***NEW***
242
243Added James Ramsey's CHAPTER_TITLE macro as well as control macros to
244go with it.  Thanks James.  Also from James came a patch to handle
245START differenty which has been incorporated into om.tmac.  Thanks
246again, James.
247
248Some bits and pieces of the docs have been tweaked, but nothing
249changed.  Hopefully, the changes will make parts of the docs easier to
250read and navigate.
251
252***FIXES***
253
254o \*[RULE]
255
256o broken draft and revision in docheaders
257
258o post-epigraph spacing in TYPEWRITE
259
260o header spacing in TYPEWRITE
261
262------------------------------------------------------------------------
263
264Release 1.1.4
265-------------
266
267***SIGNIFICANT CHANGE***
268.IX is now deprecated, although it will continue to work as before.
269The new form is .IQ (Indent Quit).  Groff will emit a message advising
270users to update their docs.
271
272***NEW***
273Four new inlines to deal with horizontal and vertical movements:
274
275    o \*[FWD n]
276    o \*[BCK n]
277    o \*[UP n]
278    o \*[DOWN n]
279
280All four require a unit of measure after n.  These inlines are similar
281to the older \*[FPn], \*[BPn], \*[ALDn] and \*[RLDn], however they're
282not restricted to points, and any value can be entered for n (the older
283forms -- which still work -- were restricted to 1 - 36).
284
285***CHANGED***
286Inline kerning can now be accomplished with \*[BU n] and \*[FU n], where
287n, after the space, is the desired number of kern units.  The older
288forms \*[BUn] and \*[FUn] still work, up to 36 units.
289
290------------------------------------------------------------------------
291
292Release 1.1.3c
293--------------
294
295***NEW***
296A new macro -- ENDNOTES_HDRFTR_CENTER -- added so that mom's default
297behaviour of not printing the header center string when DOCTYPE is
298CHAPTER can be disabled (i.e. she will print the center string).  The
299macro is user-called with ENDNOTES_HEADER_CENTER or
300ENDNOTES_FOOTER_CENTER.
301
302***FIXES***
303PAD now works as advertised when fill mode is on.
304
305ENDNOTES no longer disables printing of footnotes on last page of
306document body.
307
308Release 1.1.3
309-------------
310
311***SIGNIFICANT CHANGE -- PLEASE TAKE NOTE***
312As of 1.1.3, groff must be >= 1.18.
313
314***NEW***
315Added endnotes functionality to mom, along with a slew of macros to
316control how mom prints endnotes pages.  See the html documentation.
317
318***NEW***
319Added inline \*[RULE], which draws a rule to the full measure of the
320current line length ( to be used in place of \h'\n(.lu' ).  Weight of the
321rule is dependent on the point size of type when \#[RULE] is called.
322
323***FIXES***
324PAD -- works more intuitively now when the pad string contains inline
325escapes for font, point size, etc.
326
327UNDERLINE -- fixed character translations of digraphs so they get
328underlined properly.  Also fixed a bug that was causing some footnotes
329to get underlined when UNDERLINE was on in the body of the document.
330
331***UPDATES***
332Html documentation
333elvis_syn
334
335Release 1.1.2a
336--------------
337
338***SIGNIFICANT CHANGE -- PLEASE TAKE NOTE***
339In order to help mom toward full groffship, the macro .PS has been
340renamed to .PT_SIZE, and the alias .TS (for .TAB_SET) has been removed.
341.PS and .TS are keywords used by pic and tbl respectively, and the mom
342macros of the same name were in conflict.
343
344Release 1.1.2
345-------------
346
347***IT'S OFFICIAL!***
348mom is now an official part of the groff.  New releases will be
349incorporated into the groff package.  I'll still be posting each new
350release on the mom homepage, so there's no need to download all of the
351most recent version of groff just to get a newer mom. :)
352
353***CHANGES***
354Fixed default footer separator rule adjustment so that it's closer to
355the advertised "4 points above the tallest ascender in the footer."
356
357Added more stuff to the elvis_syn file.  Still wouldn't mind someone
358contributing some vim/emacs syntax highlighting.
359
360Added .cflags 4 /\(em to om.tmac.  By default, mom now obligingly
361breaks after / and \(en.
362
363***NEW***
364Macro(s): HEADER_RECTO
365          HEADER_VERSO
366With these macros, users can now define single-string recto/verso
367headers/footers.  HEADER_RECTO (or FOOTER_RECTO) can be used to create
368a one-part header/footer (instead of mom's default three-parters) that
369appears on every page if RECTO_VERSO is OFF or, if RECTO_VERSO is on, if
370no HEADER_VERSO (or FOOTER_VERSO) has been defined.  If a HEADER_VERSO
371(or FOOTER_VERSO) is defined and RECTO_VERSO is on, _RECTO prints on
372even pages and _VERSO on odd pages.
373
374Added macro DRAFT_WITH_PAGENUMBER so user can have draft/revision
375info attached to the pagenumber in COPYSTYLE DRAFT, instead of having
376it HEADER center.  Always having it HEADER center was creating problems
377with long doc titles, esp. with PRINTSTYLE TYPEWRITE (which is when
378COPYSTYLE DRAFT is most likely to be used).
379
380***FIXES***
381No more "can't break line" warnings in DOCTYPE LETTER.
382
383If no REVISION number is given, Rev. 0 no longer appears HEADER_CENTER
384in COPYSTYLE DRAFT
385
386PAGENUM_STYLE now works as advertised.
387
388Release 1.1.1
389-------------
390
391***CHANGES***
392Main macro file renamed to om.tmac, in keeping with current groff
393policy.
394
395Now okay to use groff mailing list for mom-related posts
396
397***NEW***
398Toggle macro -- BR_AT_LINE_KERN.  When on, automatically deposits
399a break whenever .RW or .EW are invoked.  Very useful when kerning
400whole lines of rag copy.
401
402***NEW***
403Toggle macro -- PAGENUM_ON_FIRST_PAGE.  Normally, when FOOTERS are
404being used instead of HEADERS, mom doesn't print the page number at
405the top of the first page of a doc, or the first page of collated docs.
406PAGENUM_ON_FIRST_PAGE allows user to get mom to put the page number on
407"first" pages if that's desired.
408
409***NEW***
410Macro -- BREAK_QUOTE -- to deal with problem of footnoted quotes and
411blockquotes that cross a page or column.
412
413***NEW***
414New argument to AUTOLEAD -- FACTOR.  With FACTOR, you can, if you
415wish, enter a factor by which AUTOLEAD multiplies the point size when
416calculating lead automatically.
417
418Improvements
419------------
420
421PAPER now has a much larger selection of common paper sizes.
422
423\*[ALD], \*[RLD], \*[FP] and \*[BP] now accept increments of quarter
424points (expressed as decimal fractions).  \*[RLD1.75], for example,
425reverses 1-3/4 points up on the line.
426
427HEADER_SIZE now available to PRINTSTYLE TYPEWRITE.  This was necessary
428to deal with the problem of excessively long HEADER_LEFT, _CENTER or
429_RIGHT strings.
430
431Fixes
432-----
433
434T_MARGIN -- can be set before or after LS or AUTOLEAD
435SS       -- remains constant regardless of WS
436WS       -- no longer affects SS
437TI       -- now works as expected even when called while another indent
438            type is in effect
439COLLATE  -- small fixes
440
441Broken .RW and .EW fixed.
442
443String tabs now behave properly when set from within tabs.
444
445UNDERLINE_QUOTES (for PRINTSTYLE TYPEWRITE) are now, in fact, on by
446default as the docs state.