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Usage

Here's an example of how it's used

Normally, in a real box these items would be links, but this is an example.

Item1 · A · B · Item2 · Item3 · Item4 · Item5 · extra item · E · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · item that won't attach to prior line unless it fits in the remaining space · Q · A slightly longer item · KK · An obviously really even longer item that the dash will hang at its end · Item6 · C · Item7 · Item8 · Item9 · Item10 · Item11 · Item12 · D · Item13 · Item14 · Item15 · Item16 · Item17 · Item18

The space on the end makes sure the dot doesn't touch the edge of the box, either

Template Dot is not really intended to be used in article text; it's intended for use in other templates, tables, lists and other equivalent things, in order to include a separator between items such as in infoboxes. It's also to be consistent so that the article editor can use their choice of {{bull}}, {{dot}}, {{middot}}, or {{spaced ndash}} and not have to insert the  • ,  · ,  · , or  – symbol, they can use any of these as a simple macro. The idea being that if you have a table with a list of items, you can insert a bolded middot (or the other symbols) between items that will appear correct, in that the items always have just one separator between them, and when a list crawls to the next line, the dash hangs onto the prior item instead of rolling over to the next line. Notice on the end of this box, the dot symbol "·" hangs on the end of the last item that will fit on the line indicating that additional items follow on the next line as part of this list, but the item only stays on the line if the item and the dot will fit. See the column on the right. In code it's Item1{{dot}} Item2{{dot}} Item3{{dot}} Item4{{dot}} Item5{{dot}} etc. (with some smaller items squeezed in to show that the list doesn't have to be the same number of items per line) but in the box they all fold perfectly once it runs out of space on the line to fit the next item and the symbol following.