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Usage

Use this template to insert a fixed width gap in inline text. The default is 2em.

For example,

Hello{{gap|3em}}world!

yields "Helloworld!"


If no argument is given, the default is 2em:

Hello{{gap}}world!

yields "Helloworld!"

For a real example of it in use, see Page:An introduction to physiological and systematical botany (1st edition).djvu/542.

Deprecated or incorrect usage

Please note: This template is not intended to produce indented paragraphs, double spacing after full stops (periods), or offsets from the right.

Indentation

The house style of Wikisource is to separate paragraphs with a double line break, rather than to indent them, except in cases such as poetry where the formatting might be considered part of the text.

Offsetting right-aligned text

Please do not use

{{right|This is incorrect{{gap}} }}

{{Right}} has a parameter "offset" for this:

{{right|This is correct|offset=2em}}

See also

  • {{Right}}
  • {{indent}} for a simple indented paragraph
  • {{hanging indent inherit}} for paragraphs spanning Page: namespace pages
  • To insert a vertical gap (i.e. extra line spacing), simply add consecutive carriage returns. To force a gap in situations where the Mediawiki software consumes multiple carriage returns, such as at the end of a page, use {{nop}}. See also {{Dhr}}.