A thematic break is created by entering three single quotation marks (
''') on a line.
The result of Example 1 is displayed below.
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 (
*) are recognized.
As with Markdown, whitespace between the characters is optional.
--- - - - *** * * *
A macro definition for the Markdown thematic breaks is included in the AsciiDoc compatibility file so they can be recognized by the
asciidoc command as well.