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HR {margin-top: 2em; margin-bottom: 2em}

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A Subheading

A small bit of paragraph text, leading into a blockquote:

This is an exerpt from a technical document. The information from this document is required to accomplish something which a company offers to do for its customers. To point out the difficulty of this task, the company has selected the most hard-to-understand portion of the manual (or whatever it is) and published it on their page as an example, hoping to deter do-it-yourselfers. Just to emphasize their point and make the job seem even more distateful, they begin the paragraph at small font size and 1.0 line height, but gradually reduce the line height until the end, where the last few lines overlap slightly. And so, we continue...

Such an effect makes the company's offer seem more appealing. Doesn't this text seem just a bit more positive than the paragraph above? If someone is willing to put in the effort to think about such small details, it does add to the overall effect. If I just put the exerpt in a blockquote without doing anything special, it doesn't have quite the same effect:

A Subheading

A small bit of paragraph text, leading into a blockquote:

This is an exerpt from a technical document. The information from this document is required to accomplish something which a company offers to do for its customers. To point out the difficulty of this task, the company has selected the most hard-to-understand portion of the manual (or whatever it is) and published it on their page as an example, hoping to deter do-it-yourselfers. Just to emphasize their point and make the job seem even more distateful, they begin the paragraph at small font size and 1.0 line height, but gradually reduce the line height until the end, where the last few lines overlap slightly. And so, we continue...

So, I'll just finish off this document with a few lines of text, so my last example won't be deprived of a normal paragraph to follow it.