.footing command (Runoff)

The .footing command designates a text string composed of literals and special options to output at the bottom of each page. If the line following the .footing command is null, the footing is suppressed. The .footing command places the footing text in a buffer and is only processed during a break page, either explicitly with a .bp command or by data.


.footing {{text} {’options’}...}


text Text string to display in footing.
options '' (Two single quotation marks.) Outputs (one) single quotation mark.
'attr.name' Inserts the value of attr.name. Processes any conversion codes, but not correlatives in the attribute-defining item.
b Inserts the attribute name causing the break if the b option has been specified with roll-on.
c Centers the output line.
d Retrieves the current date (dd mmm yyyy format).
f{n} Inserts the file name in a field of n spaces.
j Right-justifies the rest of the line.
l Issues a carriage return/line feed (CR/LF).
n Prevents the pause at the end of each page (like nopage modifier).
p Retrieves the current page number, right-justified in a field of four spaces.
p{n} Retrieves the page number, right-justified in a field of n spaces. (default n=4).
r Retrieves the Roman numeral page number.
s Toggles on italics mode.
t Retrieves the current time and date (hh:mm:ss dd mmm yyyy format).
u Toggles on underline mode.
v Toggles on boldface mode.
xc Used with the c option to center a segment. The xc delimits the end of the segment.
xs Toggles off italics mode.
xu Toggles off underline mode.
xv Toggles off boldface mode.


.footing "’lc’page ’pn’ printed at ’tlc’"