Sometimes the separation of page segments by space is not clear enough. Then we can add this layout element as an explicit visual separation.

Syntax

*** or ---

The horizontal rule is depicted by three asterisks or three hyphens at the beginning of a line. We may separate the characters by one space: * * * or - - - or indent them by up to three spaces. No other characters are allowed to follow on the same line.

Layout

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs. Bobby Klun awarded Jayme sixth place for her very high quiz. As quirky joke, chefs won’t pay devil magic zebra tax. Two driven jocks help fax my big quiz.


Now fax quiz Jack!” my brave ghost pled. Quest judge wizard bonks foxy chimp love. Lovak won the squad prize cup for sixty big jumps. By Jove, my quick study of lexicography won a prize.

We can also emphasize a hero quote with surrounding rules:


Fat hag dwarves quickly zap jinx mob. Big fjords vex quick waltz nymph. J. Fox made five quick plays to win the big prize. Quick fox jumps nightly above wizard. Cute, kind, jovial, foxy physique, amazing beauty? Wowser!
 — Z. Bubblebrox