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Using Standard Text Formatting For Lists

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  • entered by PeterKorn


Plain text documents. Not applicable to technologies that contain markup.


The current Technique T2 doesn't show in the examples how list items spanning multiple lines in a fixed width document might be rendered. This proposed update to Example 1: Unordered lists shows this, which follows a convention commonly used in UNIX man pages.


Example 1: Unordered list

- unordered list item
- unordered list item that may be quite long and go across multiple
  lines of text in a fixed width display, and so appears on 
  multiple additional lines, each indented the same amount as the
  indentation of the first line, after the dash
- unordered list item