Usage ویرایش

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

For example,


yields "Hello world!"

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


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 ویرایش

Please note: This template is not intended to produce a formatting preference, such as indented paragraphs or double spacing after full stops (periods).

Indentation ویرایش

Indentation can be produced with a div style using a CSS command like "text-indent:2em". {{gap}} shouldn't be used to indent the first line of a paragraph

Offsetting right-aligned text ویرایش

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 ویرایش

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}}.