# HTML <pre> Tag

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The <pre> tag in HTML is used to set preformatted text. The text in it preserves spaces and line breaks i.e. the text appears the same in the web page as it is added under the HTML code.

Let us now see an example to implement the <pre> tag −

## Example

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
<pre>
This is a demo text
and will appear
in the same format as
it
is visible
here. The pre tag displays
the text in a fixed-width
font. It preserves
both spaces and
line breaks as you can see
here.
</pre>
</body>
</html>

## Output

In the above example, we have set some text which has some unexpected space and line breaks. This is done just to show the usage of <pre> to display the text as it is −

<pre>
This is a demo text
and will appear
in the same format as
it
is visible
here. The pre tag displays
the text in a fixed-width
font. It preserves
both spaces and
line breaks as you can see
here.
</pre>

Now, since we have used the <pre> tag, the above text will get displayed as it is on the web page by preserving the space and line breaks.

Published on 19-Jun-2019 11:56:20