Breaks

Thematic breaks

A thematic break is created by entering three single quotation marks (''') on a line.

Example 1. Thematic break syntax
'''

The result of Example 1 is displayed below.


Markdown-style thematic breaks

Asciidoctor recognizes Markdown thematic breakes. The motivation here is to ease migration of Markdown documents to AsciiDoc documents.

To avoid conflicts with AsciiDoc’s block delimiter syntax, only 3 repeating characters (- or *) are recognized. As with Markdown, whitespace between the characters is optional.

Example 2. Markdown-style thematic break syntax
---

- - -

***

* * *

Page breaks

Example 3. Page break syntax
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