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How do I mark code blocks?

What is the shortcut for spacing a block of code, picked from some TeX editor, so that they are spaced four spaces? (as opposed to moving each line by four spaces)

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    Highlight the block of code and press the {} button (or CTRL+K). – kiss my armpit Jul 7 '12 at 18:45
  • If highlighting a lengthy block of code is too cumbersome for you, then you should support me by upvoting the following proposoal. – kiss my armpit Jul 8 '12 at 2:53

You can highlight the block of code and press the {} button or use Ctrl+K:

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Note that code formatting requires additional formatting when used in conjunction with a list. For more on this, see

In short,

  • Insert an additional 4 spaces for each level inside the list that you want the code to be represented at;
  • Insert an HTML comment <!-- --> (or similar) to break the list-code structure.

For a general discussion on code in posts, see How do I mark code blocks?

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