: Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition

7.2.1 Indenting Paragraphs

7.2.1 Indenting Paragraphs

Let's say you're writing a paper and want to include some indented block quotes. Emacs's default behavior makes this a no-brainer.[36] After you finish your first paragraph, use tabs or spaces to indent to the desired level and start typing the quote. Emacs automatically fills the paragraph and the quote correctly, as shown in the following screen.

Some indented text:


Emacs indents the text properly and fills it correctly in auto-fill mode.

What if an indented quote has multiple paragraphs? You could just press Enter and then Tab again at the beginning of subsequent paragraphs or you could press C-j (for newline-and-indent). Pressing C-j twice gives you a blank line between paragraphs.


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