Moodle Markdown editing – hidden treasure Part 6

Part 6 of our using Markdown in Moodle series, looking at quoted paragraphs.

Previous posts in this series

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.

Stuart Mealor
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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