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Postby KM2 » 13 Aug 2019, 6:23pm

How do you get the quote in a different colour?

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Re: Quoting

Postby al_yrpal » 13 Aug 2019, 6:27pm

Like this easy really Just copy whats within the square brackets before and after the text..

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Re: Quoting

Postby Paulatic » 13 Aug 2019, 6:56pm

KM2 wrote:How do you get the quote in a different colour?



'Select '( that might be what Al means by copy?) then choose a font colour. Whatever you have selected takes that colour.
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Re: Quoting

Postby KM2 » 13 Aug 2019, 7:17pm

Select '( that might be what Al means by copy?) then choose a font colour. Whatever you have selected takes that colour.

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Re: Quoting

Postby KM2 » 13 Aug 2019, 7:18pm

Thanks

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Re: Quoting

Postby mjr » 13 Aug 2019, 8:11pm

Please don't. It makes if very difficult to read.
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Re: Quoting

Postby KM2 » 13 Aug 2019, 8:14pm

If I don’t colour it or background it, then it looks like I have written it.

Please don't. It makes if very difficult to read

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Re: Quoting

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Aug 2019, 8:16pm

Often good to quote selectively, use.. to show where text was removed
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Re: Quoting

Postby gaz » 13 Aug 2019, 9:26pm

The "quote" function automatically changes the background colour. As brynpoeth says you can edit to select part(s) of the text rather than the whole post.
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KM2 wrote:If I don’t colour it or background it, then it looks like I have written it.

Amending the text colour to hi-vis is optional and often unhelpful :wink:
mjr wrote:Please don't. It makes if very difficult to read.
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Re: Quoting

Postby philvantwo » 13 Aug 2019, 9:42pm

Mick F :lol: :lol: :lol:
[color=#FF0000][/color]

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Re: Quoting

Postby Vorpal » 13 Aug 2019, 10:00pm

colour quotes.jpg


like this (click the picture to see the code)
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Re: Quoting

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Aug 2019, 4:56am

Please to consider 'color-blind' people
I couldnae read some of the examples easily, the yellow one not at all

Best not to change others texts by bolding, italicing, either. Abbreviating cutting.. is good as most fora members write too long texts :?
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'spoiler'?

Postby 661-Pete » 14 Aug 2019, 9:00am

On a related topic, wouldn't it be useful to have a "spoiler" feature? I believe some forum 'engines' support it, I don't know about phpbb. This is where part of your post is invisible until you click on it, or on a 'reveal' button.

Of course making the text colour white-on-white or pale-blue-on-pale-blue achieves the same result, but it's more clumsy.
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Re: Quoting

Postby 661-Pete » 14 Aug 2019, 9:11am

Incidentally, if you want to make text invisible on this forum (until selected), you should set it to one or other of the following colours:

Code: Select all

[color=#E1EBF2]Use this colour setting if the post will appear on a darker panel[/color]
[color=#ECF3F7]Use this colour setting if the post will appear on a lighter panel[/color]

Copy and paste the above without the "code" tags to see what I mean.

Note: this works fine on my computer. It may work differently on smartphones?
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