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quote facility

Postby cyclop » 5 Sep 2020, 10:32am

Using the quote facility.I,m trying and failing to quote a small part of a post.Any help welcome.

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Re: quote facility

Postby Jdsk » 5 Sep 2020, 10:35am

I may not have mastered the system but if I start a post with a selective quote it gives me the whole thing. But I can then edit it down to what I want.

But if I'm within a post that I've already started I can then selectively quote bits of other posts.

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Re: quote facility

Postby thirdcrank » 5 Sep 2020, 10:54am

The easiest way is to copy what you want to quote <Ctrl> + C, then paste it into your own post <Ctrl> +V then highlight it then hit <Quote> which on my version of the forum in 4th button across on the POST A REPLY screen.

The only shortcoming with that method is that it doesn't name the author.

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Re: quote facility

Postby Cyril Haearn » 5 Sep 2020, 10:55am

Very good, some posts are a bit too long
Please use dots .. to indicate that text has been omitted
Please do not change (italicised, bold) the texts
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Re: quote facility

Postby Jdsk » 5 Sep 2020, 11:01am

thirdcrank wrote:The easiest way is to copy what you want to quote <Ctrl> + C, then paste it into your own post <Ctrl> +V then highlight it then hit <Quote> which on my version of the forum in 4th button across on the POST A REPLY screen.

The only shortcoming with that method is that it doesn't name the author.

Thanks. I didn't know that workflow.

Jonathan

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Re: quote facility

Postby Graham » 5 Sep 2020, 11:12am

The basic syntax ( which you can type yourself ) is :-

Code: Select all

[quote] Some text . . .  [/quote]

giving
Some text . . .


WIth attribution

Code: Select all

[quote="Graham"] Some text . . .  [/quote]

giving
Graham wrote: Some text . . .


Not so difficult.

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Re: quote facility

Postby gaz » 5 Sep 2020, 5:06pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:...
Please do not change (italicised, bold) the texts

FTFY :wink: .
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Re: quote facility

Postby slowster » 5 Sep 2020, 5:10pm

Jdsk wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:The easiest way is to copy what you want to quote <Ctrl> + C, then paste it into your own post <Ctrl> +V then highlight it then hit <Quote> which on my version of the forum in 4th button across on the POST A REPLY screen.

The only shortcoming with that method is that it doesn't name the author.

Thanks. I didn't know that workflow.

Jonathan

Click on the 'Post Reply' button to create a blank reply. Scroll down to see previous posts. Select the particular piece of text you wish to quote, then click on the quote (") button at the top right of the post containing that text. The text will be imported into the new blank post and will include attribution.

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Re: quote facility

Postby simonineaston » 5 Sep 2020, 6:05pm

cyclop wrote:Using the quote facility.I,m trying and failing to quote a small part of a post.Any help welcome.
copy / paste...
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Re: quote facility

Postby mjr » 5 Sep 2020, 6:42pm

slowster wrote:Click on the 'Post Reply' button to create a blank reply. Scroll down to see previous posts. Select the particular piece of text you wish to quote, then click on the quote (") button at the top right of the post containing that text. The text will be imported into the new blank post and will include attribution.

But don't feel bad if the above method doesn't work for you. It may mean your browser is secure.
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Re: quote facility

Postby thirdcrank » 5 Sep 2020, 6:58pm

When you think it's all ok, it's worth using the Preview facility before submission. Once you start editing quotes, especially if their are quotes within quotes, it can be easy to make a mistake that's not obvious on the POST A REPLY screen. It's generally easier to get it right then, rather than trying to recover it later when you may feel under a bit of pressure.

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Re: quote facility

Postby Cyril Haearn » 5 Sep 2020, 7:22pm

gaz wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:...
Please do not change (italicised, bold) the texts

FTFY :wink: .

Thanks very much :wink:
Cannae do that on my smartphone (or I do not know how to)
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partial quotes

Postby cyclop » 6 Sep 2020, 7:44am

Having a problem trying to quote part of a post.Advice welcome.Cheers.

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Re: partial quotes

Postby thirdcrank » 6 Sep 2020, 7:50am

Unless you explain your problem more precisely, I cannot offer more than on your earlier thread

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Re: partial quotes

Postby simonineaston » 6 Sep 2020, 7:51am

cyclop wrote:Advice welcome...
How did you get on with the contents of this thread - any good to you? Do tell...
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