# How do I indent when writing an answer?

## Is there any way to indent when writing answers?

Jul 23, 2016

Here's how you can do that.

#### Explanation:

You actually have several ways of adding indents to an answer. For starters, you can add the > symbol in the beginning of a line.

To make the symbol visible, I'll add it using hashtags, but keep in mind that you don't have to add it that way. A simple > will do the job.

For example, something like

$\textrm{>}$ This is how the symbol works

will get you

This is how the symbol works

Multiple > symbols added one after the other will create even more spacing

text(>>) Space created using two consecutive symbols

will get you

Space created using two consecutive symbols

text(>>>) Space created using three consecutive symbols

will get you

Space created using three consecutive symbols

and so on. Other cool ways of adding indents make use of the math formatting. For example, something like

hashtag " " hashtag Something, something

will get you

$\text{ }$ Something, something

Similarly, you can write

hashtag " " " " " " " " hashtag something else, something else

to get

$\text{ " " " " " " }$ Something else, something else

Notice that each pair of " " creates one character of spacing.

Finally, you can use the color() function to add spacing to your answers. For example, something like

hashtag color(white)(a) hashtag Something different, something different

will get you

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{a}$ Something different, something different

Similarly, you can write

hashtag color(white)(aaaaaa) hashtag Something different, something different

to get

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{a a a a a a}$ Something dsifferent, something different

The ">" symbol can be used to indent.

#### Explanation:

Indents can be created by using the ">" key.

The following is "> Hello":

Hello

I can add more indents by putting in more signs.

Here's ">> Hello":

Hello

And ">>> Hello":

Hello