horizontal space/indent and HTML/PDF

Alan Hogan contact at alanhogan.com
Tue Oct 30 14:28:28 EDT 2012

On Oct 30, 2012, at 11:23 AM, Koralatov <lists at koralatov.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 15:57, Chris Lott wrote:


>> What is the best method to introduce horizontal space in text in a

>> Pandoc document? Preferably something that would work for both HTML and

>> PDF output?

>> I need this for some poetry that has indented lines, ala the 2nd and 3rd

>> lines:

>> hickory dickory dock

>> the most ran up the clock

>> the clock struck one

>> the mouse ran down


> The other suggestions are all better than the one I’m about to make, so

> consider yourself forewarned.


> I’m personally do it using code spaces, like so:


> hickory dickory dock ` `the most ran up the clock ` `the clock struck one the mouse ran down

> The spaces contained inside the code will be printed as they are, and it

> shouldn’t interfere with later Markdown syntax because they’re terminated

> already. It’s a pretty ugly, low-tech solution though.

If you are controlling the output HTML & PDF, this “won’t” be a problem,
but many stylesheets (such as my own) style such incline `<code>` elements
to have a slightly colored background. It is definitely an ugly solution
in that it does not produce portable or semantic output.

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