# How to put inline quotes in an org file for html export

I am exporting an org file with org-reveal. I would like to have the following html markup when exporting:

<q cite="http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/definition/Our-Favorite-Technology-Quotations">“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from”</q>


What is the markup to use in org-mode for that? For blockquote, it would be:

#+BEGIN_QUOTE
"Everything should be made as simple as possible,
but not any simpler" -- Albert Einstein
#+END_QUOTE


How can I generate the <q></q> markup?

You can achieve your desired result with a macro like this (which should also work for latex, but without the url):

#+MACRO: quote @@html:<q cite="$2">$1</q>@@@@latex:$1''@@ And then there is: {{{quote(The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from,http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/definition/Our-Favorite-Technology-Quotations)}}}.  Note that there is no space after the comma. You can also simplify it a bit if you can omit the url (which is not shown anyway as far as I know): #+MACRO: quote @@html:<q>$1</q>@@@@latex:$1''@@ And then there is: {{{quote(The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from)}}}.  Edit 1: Here is an example of how to define the macro globally (in your emacs configuration, e.g. in ~/.emacs.d/init.el): (setq org-export-global-macros '((quote . "@@html:<q cite=\"$2\">$1</q>@@@@latex:$1''@@")))


Edit 2: Simplified the macro definition.

Edit 3: You can also include an org file containing macros:

#+INCLUDE: /path/to/org-macro-collection.org

• Great! Is there a way to define this macros in an emacs config file, and not per-org file, so that I can have a toolset of macros? – dangonfast Jul 25 '18 at 7:06
• Yes, you can define them in org-export-global-macros, I will update the answer accordingly. – theldoria Jul 25 '18 at 8:20

The Org Mode Manual addresses in Section Quoting HTML tags directly the question How to put raw html in an org file.

Use @@html:...@@ for short html snippets where the elipsis ... stands for the html code and HTML export code blocks for longer html code blocks:

#+HTML: <q cite="http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/definition/Our-Favorite-Technology-Quotations">“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from”</q>


or

#+BEGIN_EXPORT html
<q cite="http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/definition/Our-Favorite-Technology-Quotations">“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from”</q>
#+END_EXPORT