Part 6 of our using Markdown in Moodle series, looking at quoted paragraphs.
Previous posts in this series
- Introduction to Markdown – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-No
- Editor preferences – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-Nx
- Text formatting with Markdown – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-NJ
- Creating headings with Markdown – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-NQ
- Markdown to create lists – https://wp.me/p8KJp1-O4
With Markdown you can indicate a quoted section of text by beginning each line with an angle bracket (>) followed by a space. Th angle bracket character was chosen because many email programs use it to indicate quoted sections (you may be familiar with this?)
The output will generally indent the quoted section from both margins.
An example of this in use would be:
> This is a quoted paragraph > spread over two lines
You can save a little time typing by only using a single angle bracket at the beginning of the first line of the paragraph like so:
> this is all one single quoted paragraph even though it is spread over several lines.
It’s not until you have an empty line that the quoted indent stye will discontinue.
Next post in this series we will look at using links.