Paragraph merging

Paragraph merging allows block boundaries to be discarded so that the content of two adjacent paragraphs is joined into a single paragraph. A mapping indicates that this should occur by setting the merge with following paragraph property.

In the following example all of the mappings create blocks. The sect mapping creates a merge with the following block, so the content of the next page element is in the same paragraph. The page mapping inserts a dot fill before its content.

A mapping can indicate that it will not participate in a merge even if one is requested by the preceding block. This is done by setting the disable merge with previous property. In the above example, the sect mapping sets this property, so the “Rendering” and “Typesetting” paragraphs do not merge.