Utmac readme

The U troff macrosutmac — is a set of troff macros which uses the typographic features of Heirloom Troff. Bibliography, indexes, table of content and summaries can be automatically inserted. utmac informs about orphans, widows and blanks at the bottom of page, and provides macros to help the user to fix them manually. utmac can produce terminal output, high quality pdf files, ReStructuredText files, plain text file, and clean xml files — and so, with some xsl stylesheet, flat open document texts (fodt) and html files.

Build and install

To build and install, go in the "src" directory, and run make and make install.

cd src/
make install
To uninstall, and clean the src directory, run :
make uninstall
make clean


Utmac internally use some environment variable that you must set before the first use of utmac :



Utmac and its manual page are distributed under a two clause bsd license.

Help and bugs

Don’t hesitate to ask questions at help at utroff dot org. Please, send bugs and patches at help at utroff dot org.


Pierre-Jean Fichet.