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Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 6:23pm
by KM2
How do you get the quote in a different colour?

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 6:27pm
by al_yrpal
Like this easy really Just copy whats within the square brackets before and after the text..

Al

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 6:56pm
by Paulatic
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.

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 7:17pm
by KM2
Select '( that might be what Al means by copy?) then choose a font colour. Whatever you have selected takes that colour.

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 7:18pm
by KM2
Thanks

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 8:11pm
by mjr
Please don't. It makes if very difficult to read.

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 8:14pm
by KM2
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

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 8:16pm
by Cyril Haearn
Often good to quote selectively, use.. to show where text was removed

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 9:26pm
by gaz
The "quote" function automatically changes the background colour. As Cyril Haearn 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.

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 9:42pm
by philvantwo
Mick F :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Quoting

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 10:00pm
by Vorpal
colour quotes.jpg


like this (click the picture to see the code)
This post has been moved to the 'using the forum' subforum

Re: Quoting

Posted: 14 Aug 2019, 4:56am
by Cyril Haearn
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 :?

'spoiler'?

Posted: 14 Aug 2019, 9:00am
by 661-Pete
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.

Re: Quoting

Posted: 14 Aug 2019, 9:11am
by 661-Pete
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?