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Pulled quote test

There is now a style for "pulled quotes" on the toolbar. Here is the definition of a pulled quote, and how it is different from a blockquote:

It seems that many people (myself included) confuse blockquotes and pull quotes.

The main purpose of a blockquote is to separate a large section of text — quoted from an outside source — that is relevant to the source material at hand.

A pull quote is a section of the article pulled out of its context and repeated to give either emphasis, or to aid the reader in scanning the article.

The big idea is that pull quotes are not intended to be part of an article’s flow. They are a visual aid. If you removed the pull quote from the context of the article, it would read exactly the same.

Conversely, if you take the blockquote out of an article, you are missing vital information that the article is depending on.

Here's an example:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed tristique congue metus eu venenatis. Pellentesque pulvinar nibh et massa vulputate semper. Nam et ipsum tellus. Duis et sem non augue euismod sagittis. Nullam quis dapibus mi. Sed sed pulvinar risus, vel dapibus lectus. In varius risus eu elit aliquet, eu semper tortor facilisis. Praesent ac tincidunt magna. Duis sollicitudin porta fermentum.

Sed tristique congue metus eu venenatis. Pellentesque pulvinar nibh et massa vulputate semper.

Curabitur et odio massa. Nullam tempus vulputate feugiat. Quisque a velit volutpat, feugiat quam id, feugiat felis. Donec tempus enim a sagittis bibendum. Vivamus euismod quis mi ac iaculis. Cras quis faucibus odio. Sed non consequat quam. Donec laoreet nec nisi non blandit. Morbi ac elit consectetur, tempus massa ut, molestie mi. Donec semper tristique justo. Morbi tempus lacus in ornare semper. Nullam venenatis tortor quis velit ullamcorper viverra in in elit. Phasellus at lobortis enim. Nunc auctor ante mi, ut consectetur nibh feugiat et. Nullam ultricies aliquam erat.

Phasellus vitae gravida felis. Mauris pulvinar accumsan orci at semper. Cras consequat in metus id eleifend. Cras orci nunc, dignissim ac est ac, iaculis posuere lectus. Integer metus ligula, malesuada at ullamcorper hendrerit, aliquam nec elit. Curabitur varius orci orci, lacinia feugiat tellus tincidunt ac. Sed iaculis urna nec nisl consequat tincidunt. Phasellus pretium ligula non euismod tempor. Vestibulum urna erat, vehicula a tincidunt ut, luctus elementum felis. Maecenas euismod elit augue, id mattis ligula ornare quis. Sed vestibulum tincidunt mollis. Nulla nec metus massa. Aenean suscipit tortor ac mi tempor aliquet. Nunc ligula nunc, mattis vitae odio sed, euismod elementum odio.

Nulla et sagittis tortor, ac suscipit enim. Suspendisse sit amet odio nec orci imperdiet consectetur tristique non urna. Ut mi arcu, sagittis ac velit sit amet, feugiat egestas nisl. Pellentesque bibendum dolor velit, eu pulvinar nunc scelerisque id. Aliquam vel mi in urna volutpat luctus sed vitae turpis. Phasellus non euismod augue. Suspendisse adipiscing tellus vel felis sagittis, in euismod turpis accumsan. Vestibulum aliquet tempor ligula, non convallis turpis lacinia congue. Cras euismod metus ac sapien consectetur, id pulvinar risus mattis. Maecenas laoreet justo lobortis justo ultricies, in luctus ligula commodo. Nullam ut augue eu risus adipiscing molestie in id libero. Aliquam vel venenatis nisl. Nam nulla tellus, dictum vel nisi et, vestibulum dictum massa. Mauris sed sodales metus, cursus varius lorem.

Vivamus aliquet neque in mollis pellentesque. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Etiam vitae leo sapien. Duis luctus in tellus et consectetur. Fusce sed leo dictum metus viverra varius hendrerit a erat. Nam tincidunt, lectus vitae aliquet feugiat, leo dui dictum dolor, quis tristique nunc eros vitae nulla. Ut consectetur ac neque eu molestie. Fusce suscipit blandit lacus, ac interdum augue dignissim nec. Aliquam purus augue, pulvinar ac gravida vel, interdum vel augue. Suspendisse potenti. Suspendisse vitae sollicitudin mi. Duis hendrerit urna dui. Nulla facilisi. Fusce nec porttitor dui.

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I'd use this sparingly. And I want the font to be sans-serif, like Arial or Helvetica, but for whatever reason I can't get the stylesheets to accede to my request. I left the color understated, the same as a headline.


1. Type or paste whatever text you want to be in the pulled quote.

2. Select that text.

3. Click the PQR button on the toolbar while the text is still selected.

4. Then Save.

That's it.

Average: 5 (1 vote)


jo6pac's picture
Submitted by jo6pac on
I think I've tried this in the pass so here it goes again..

Well it looks like it worked this time, because I was doing it wrong before. I'm not sure why it looks this way.

transcriber's picture
Submitted by transcriber on

...or else assume you're going to type it a second time, because it pulls the quote out and leaves a hole where it was. Just tried it in the Harry Shearer post. But this is so much faster than the way I was doing it.

Thank you!

jo6pac's picture
Submitted by jo6pac on

after looking at the Transcriber work I get it now.

transcriber's picture
Submitted by transcriber on

the glass was half full