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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 "Hello world!"


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

Hello{{gap}}world!

yields "Hello world!"

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 a formatting preference, such as indented paragraphs or double spacing after full stops (periods).

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 a construction like

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

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

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

See also

  • 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}}.
  • Similar functionality is provided by {{em}}.
  • {{Right}}
  • {{indent}} for a simple indented paragraph
  • {{hanging indent inherit}} for paragraphs spanning Page: namespace pages