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ocurring in the main text, "plugh" is a normal word that is being quoted
(it's the user that says `plugh', not the documentation), and "xyzzy"
is some text to be typed literally that is being quoted.
+* For multiple-line pieces of text that should not be filled, there are
+ various models.
+ - If the text is pure example, i.e. with no metasyntactic variables etc.,
+ it should be included within `example(...)'. The text will be
+ indented, will not be filled and will be put into a fixed width font.
+ - If the text includes mixed fonts, it should be included within
+ `indent(...)'. As with `example()', the text is not filled, but now
+ explicit font-changing commands are required inside.
+ - If the text appears inside some other format, such as for example the
+ `item()' list structure, then the instruction `nofill(...)', which
+ simply turns off filling should be used; as with `indent(...)',
+ explicit font changing commands are required. This is also an
+ alternative to `indent()' when no identation is required, e.g. if the
+ accumulated indentation would otherwise be too long.
+ All the above should appear on their own, separated by newlines from the
+ surrounding text. No extra newlines after the opening or before the
+ closing parenthesis are required.