General features and styles for body text in PDF
<link xlink:href="http://www.mywebsite.com">Text describing mywebsite</link>
<link linkend="mylink">Text for cross-reference</link>
Paragraph styles. There are four types of paragraph styles that you can specify with XML markup. You would apply the styles in the following table to individual paragraphs as a way to format or highlight individual blocks of text (single paragraphs) within body text.
|<emphasis role="highlight">||Highlights individual words (stylesheet features p9-550 to p9-570)|
|<para condition="compactpara">||Formats a paragraph with smaller line height, space before and space after (settings are at stylesheet features p9-105 to p9-135)|
|<para role="shade">||Produces a paragraph with background shading only (stylesheet features p9-590 to p9-635)|
|<para role="shadebord">||Produces a paragraph with both background shading and borders (any combinations of top, bottom, left and right) (stylesheet features p9-640 to p9-705)|
|<para role="border">||Produces a paragraph with borders only (any combinations of top, bottom, left and right) (stylesheet features p9-710 to p9-770)|
|<para condition="lastpara">||Applies only the "space after" values of compact paragraphs (p9-125 to p9-135) to any paragraph (line spacing and "space before" values remain the same as for normal paragraphs). Specify this markup where a background colour is used with a paragraph (e.g. block quote, shaded paragraph); it reduces the bottom margin of the paragraph so that there is no large gap after the paragraph.|
Text punctuation and formatting with processing instructions. There are several options to add processing instructions at specific points in body text to add punctuation and format paragraphs. Refer to the section on PDF processing instructions for more details.