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1942alexander
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Multi quotes

Postby 1942alexander » 25 Apr 2018, 1:36pm

I'm trying to find a way of quoting bits of text from several contributors over several thread pages. The scrolling window which appears when you press quote does not seem to allow you to go back through all the thread pages. Can this be done?
Thanks...Alex

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Re: Multi quotes

Postby mjr » 25 Apr 2018, 1:45pm

If you really want to quote from lots of old posts (and I think it's usually a bad idea and the post would often be better written as a standalone) then open a tab/window on the old posts, middle-click on the quote buttons of the relevant posts to open them in new windows/tabs and copy-paste them into your main reply window.
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1942alexander
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Re: Multi quotes

Postby 1942alexander » 25 Apr 2018, 2:30pm

Many thanks mjr. I'll try that later....Alex

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Re: Multi quotes

Postby thirdcrank » 25 Apr 2018, 3:29pm

I "quote" each whole post and paste each in turn into Notepad, before back-arrowing, if that's the right expression, to get rid of the unwanted POST A REPLY" screen. Then, I can edit the whole lot at leisure, before posting the result in the ordinary way by pasting it in, usually previewing it to make sure the formatting is right. It's probably cumbersome and unnecessary, but there was a time when it seemed dead easy to hit the submit button and lose the lot, so that's when I got into the habit of doing things like this offline.

I'm by no means any sort of expert.

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Re: Multi quotes

Postby 1942alexander » 25 Apr 2018, 6:10pm

Thanks thirdcrank. I'll have a go at that method as well.
Cheers... Alex