Common Desktop Environment: Help System Author's and Programmer's Guide

To Start a Paragraph

    Insert a blank line after the previous paragraph or other element.

Or, use the <p indent> element and parameter if the paragraph is to be indented.

Or, use the <image> element if you want the paragraph to maintain the line breaks that you enter in your source file.

An end tag for <p> is not required. However, the <\image> end tag is required with the <image> element.


Here are two paragraphs, separated by a blank line. Because neither paragraph has any special parameters, the <p> tag does not have to be entered (it is assumed when you enter one or more blank lines):

The Application Builder provides an interactive, graphical 
environment that facilitates the development of desktop 

The Application Builder is designed to make it easier for developers 
to construct applications that integrate well into the desktop. It 
provides two basic services: assembles Motif objects into the 
desired application user interface, and generates appropriate calls 
to the routines that support desktop integration services.

If you want a paragraph indented from the left margin, include the optional indent parameter:

<p indent> An indented paragraph can be used to draw the reader's attention to an idea.

The following paragraph overrides the automatic word wrap in help windows and maintains the line breaks exactly as entered in the source file. The <image> element is especially useful for entering addresses.

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