Common Rendition Keywords and Arguments

Keyword Arguments Comments
align left | center | right | outside | inside Don’t confuse this with justification
bestow, bequeath (rendladder) (element names) Can take multiple element names separated by spaces
case allcaps | smallcaps | mixed | lower
face blackletter | roman Used only for texts containing blackletter; textbase-wide default is face(roman)
slant italic | upright
first-indent (number) Governs the first line of a multi-line element.
Can take either absolute values (unsigned) or relative values (with + or -).
indent (number) Can take either absolute values (unsigned) or relative values (with + or -).
place infra | supra | inline | -used with ADD, describes position in relation to line of text
left | right | top | bottom | outside | inside |
-used with NOTE, describes which margin they appear in
inset-left | inset-right | inset-outside | inset-inside |
-used with NOTE, describes notes which are set into the text block
opposite | overleaf |
-used for features which appear on a different page
headspace | footspace |
-indicates running head/foot area
foot | end | mixed|
-footnote area; endnote; jumble
surround -for MW; content is page border
pos up | down Used with LB for turned lines
post string Any string that does not include special characters: ’ " = ( ) < >
pre string Any string that does not include special characters: ’ " = ( ) < >
sub no argument Indicates that the encoded content is subscripted; remember the parentheses: sub()
sup no argument Indicates that the encoded content is superscripted; remember the parentheses: sup()