Leafing through the pages, he saw the book was printed in two colours. There seemed to be no pictures, but there were large, beautiful capital letters at the beginning of the chapters.
Michael Ende, The Neverending Story (1979)
Inside paragraphs (and in other elements that support it) you can use text formatting which allows you to give text a certain style.
The basic forms of text formatting are stars, underscores, and ticks.
Stars identify *strong* text. Underscores for _emphasized_ text Backticks are used for `verbatim` text.
Stars identify strong text.
Underscores for emphasized text
Backticks are used for
Text styles can be used together but backticks have a very strong behaviour in Mau
You can have _*strong and empashized*_ text. You can also apply styles to _*`verbatim`*_. But verbatim will `_*preserve*_` them.
You can have strong and empashized text.
You can also apply styles to
But verbatim will
Styles can be applied to only part of a word and do not need spaces
*S*trategic *H*azard *I*ntervention *E*spionage *L*ogistics *D*irectorate It is completely _counter_intuitive. There are too many `if`s in this function.
Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate
It is completely counterintuitive.
There are too many
ifs in this function.
Using a single style marker doesn't trigger any effect, if you need to use two of them in the sentence, though, you have to escape at least one
You can use _single *markers. But you \_need\_ to escape pairs. Even though you can escape \_only one_ of the two. If you have \_more than two\_ it's better to just \_escape\_ all of them. Oh, this is valid for `verbatim as well.
You can use _single *markers.
But you _need_ to escape pairs.
Even though you can escape _only one_ of the two.
If you have _more than two_ it's better to just _escape_ all of them.
Oh, this is valid for `verbatim as well.
You can assign specific classes to part of the text. These can or meaningful or not depending on the output format. If the output is HTML, those will become CSS classes.
To give text a class use the macro
This is [class]("text wrapped", myclass) in a class.
Since the rendering depends on the CSS style used on the website at the moment, I will show the HTML output only
<p>This is <span class="myclass">text wrapped</span> in a class.</p>
You can specify multiple classes providing them in a comma-separated string
This is [class]("text wrapped", "myclass1,myclass2") in multiple classes.
<p>This is <span class="myclass1 myclass2">text wrapped</span> in multiple classes.</p>
Please note that the text passed to the macro
class can contain Mau code like styles.
This is [class]("*text with styles* _wrapped_", "myclass") in a class.
Older versions of Mau provided another syntax for classes that is now deprecated:
This is [myclass]#text wrapped# in a class.
This still works in the current version of Mau but will be removed in the future.