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<page xmlns="http://projectmallard.org/1.0/"
xmlns:its="http://www.w3.org/2005/11/its"
type="topic" style="task"
id="plugin-draw-spaces">
<info>
<link type="guide" xref="gedit-plugin-guide#gedit-additional-plugins"/>
<revision version="3.8" date="2013-02-24" status="review"/>
<credit type="author">
<name>Jim Campbell</name>
<email its:translate="no">jwcampbell@gmail.com</email>
</credit>
<desc>Show white space between words or portions of code.</desc>
</info>
<title>Draw Spaces</title>
<p>The <app>Draw Spaces</app> plugin is a simple plugin that can mark spaces,
tabs, and other types of whitespace with a small, visible marker. By making
whitespace visible, you can more easily see how whitespace is used in a
document, and can apply spacing strategies more consistently.</p>
<p>To enable this plugin, select <guiseq><gui style="menu">gedit</gui>
<gui style="menuitem">Preferences</gui><gui>Plugins</gui> <gui>Draw
Spaces</gui></guiseq>. After you have enabled the plugin, you can set its
options by highlighting the plugin and selecting
<gui style="menuitem">Preferences</gui>.</p>
<list>
<title>By default, the <app>Draw Spaces</app> plugin will mark the
following types of whitespace in a file:</title>
<item><p>Spaces</p></item>
<item><p>Tabs</p></item>
<item><p>Leading spaces</p></item>
<item><p>Spaces in text</p></item>
<item><p>Trailing spaces</p></item>
</list>
<list>
<title>You can also set the plugin to mark:</title>
<item><p>New lines</p></item>
<item><p>Non-breaking spaces</p></item>
</list>
<note style="tip">
<p>Though you will be able to see the dots when you work on a file, the
dots will not be visible when you print a file to paper.</p>
</note>
</page>
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