Here is a summary of commands that enclose blocks of text, also known as environments. They’re explained further in the following sections.
Indicate text that is quoted. The text is filled, indented (from both margins), and printed in a roman font by default.
@quotation, but the text is indented only on the left.
Illustrate code, commands, and the like. The text is printed in a fixed-width font, and indented but not filled.
@example, but specifically for illustrating Lisp code. The
text is printed in a fixed-width font, and indented but not filled.
Mark a piece of text that is to be printed verbatim; no character
substitutions are made and all commands are ignored, until the next
@end verbatim. The text is printed in a fixed-width font,
and not indented or filled. Extra spaces and blank lines are
significant, and tabs are expanded.
Display illustrative text. The text is indented but not filled, and no font is selected (so, by default, the font is roman).
@display (the text is not filled and no font is
selected), but the text is not indented.
@small... commands are just like their non-small
counterparts, except that they output text in a smaller font size,
Text is not filled, but is set flush with the left or right margin, respectively.
Text is filled, but only justified on the left, leaving the right margin ragged.
Highlight text, often an example or quotation, by drawing a box with rounded corners around it.
@exdent command is used within the above constructs to
undo the indentation of a line.
@noindent command may be used after one of the above
constructs (or anywhere) to prevent the following text from being
indented as a new paragraph.