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	POX is one of the myriad XGP formatting programs.  Its  major
advantages  are vectors and macros together with precise placement of
everything under user (programmer)  control.   Alternatives  are  PUB
which  can produce output for other devices (LPT, TTY and some exotic
ones) as well as produce footnotes and indexes, and TEX which has the
prettiest  layout  of  text  and most of what is needed for technical
papers but alas lacks vectors and macros.
	The  command  "XSP POX.XGP[UP,DOC]/NOT" will produce hardcopy
of the writeup (appx.  30 pages).  Occasional users can often  borrow
one  of  the  listings  of  the  manual  rather  than make a new one.
(Sometimes there is a spare in the lounge or the publications room.)
	A  very  old  POX writeup in TTY/LPT format is the only other
online documentation available to remote users. To  see  it  on  your
terminal, use "TYPE POX.REM[UP,DOC]".
	Sometimes   there   are   recent   bugfixes,   reported    in
POX.LOG[1,REM],  but  since  POX  is now pretty stable these probably
aren't urgent to read.

The standard POX compiler is POX.DMP[1,3], but often there is a newer
experimental  version  and/or one or more older backup versions.  The
experimental version is NPOX.DMP[1,3] and the backups are given names
POX.*[1,3] where the * is the month and date the version was created,
for example POX.414 on April 14 and POX.C06 on December 06.