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       aft - "free form" document preparation system


       aft    [--verbose]    [--autonumber]   [--output=file   |   --output=-]
       [--type=output-type] infile ..


       AFT is a nearly free format documentation system which can be typed  in
       using  any  editor  or  wordprocessor that supports tabs or hard spaces
       (column-based spaces whose number  doesn’t  shrink  or  grow  based  on
       formatting).  By  using  AFT,  you  are  no  longer  constrained to one
       wordprocessing file standard (such as Microsoft Word), nor do you  have
       to  enter  a  plethora of weird syntactical incantations of an embedded
       mark up language (such as LaTeX or HTML).

       Unlike other mark up languages, AFT is designed to parse and  recognize
       patterns  rather  than  formal commands. That is why there is no single
       escape or command sequence that tells AFT what to do. In  this  regard,
       AFT will process almost anything you throw at it.

       An  AFT document is easily converted into such popular formats as HTML,
       RTF and LaTeX. Because there are few  commands,  learning  to  write  a
       document  in  AFT requires little effort. This doesn’t mean that AFT is
       not powerful. In fact, this very document  was  conceived  and  written
       using AFT.


       Running AFT is as simple as typing:

       aft NAME_OF_YOUR_FILE.aft


              Generate a lot of commentary. By default, AFT will just silently
              process files (unless errors occur). Using  this  option  causes
              AFT to keep you informed about what it is doing.

              This   switch   tells   AFT   to   automatically   number   your
              sections.--output=file |

              This tells AFT where to  send  its  processed  output.  You  can
              supply  a  filename (file) or - which tells AFT to write to your
              standard output (your display or stdout).

              This tells AFT what type of  output  to  do.  For  example  HTML
              output  is used for html and DocBook output is used for docbook.
              As a side effect, this will also specify the file name extension
              for the output file if the --output option isn’t specified.

       infile ..
              One or more AFT documents to be processed.