Author Topic: How to Quote Someone's Post  (Read 2170 times)

MtRR75

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How to Quote Someone's Post
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:31:22 PM »
How Do I insert a quotation from another post into my new post?

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Re: How to Quote Someone's Post
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 12:45:42 PM »
How Do I insert a quotation from another post into my new post?
Just click on where it says “quote” on the right side of the post you want to quote. A text box will open. Type your quote just below the quoted text in the box.
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jimw

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Re: How to Quote Someone's Post
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 03:53:01 PM »
Just click on where it says “quote” on the right side of the post you want to quote. A text box will open. Type your quote just below the quoted text in the box.

Or do what I just did (with Windows 7): click "Edit" on upper left toolbar, then highlight the desired quote, "copy", then open a reply (dialogue box) and "paste."  I am a slow typist, so this works better for me.  Maybe someone knows an even lazier (better) way?

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Re: How to Quote Someone's Post
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 04:38:03 PM »
Here it is in pictures...

Hit the Quote button on the right side of the comment you want to quote...

2018-02-13 quote 1.JPG

That gives you this:

2018-02-13 quote 2.JPG

Then type your own text where the arrow shows below the quoted text.

If you want to only quote a small amount of text, I prefer to copy the text to quote...
Highlight and and copy it (ctrl+c on windows)

2018-02-13 quote 3.JPG

Then in my new comment, I place the cursor where I want the quote and press the "INSERT QUOTE" button on the toolbar

2018-02-13 quote 4.JPG

and finally paste in the text (ctrl+v on windows)

2018-02-13 quote 5.JPG

and then finish typing my message around it.
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Re: How to Quote Someone's Post
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 05:23:18 PM »
Bill:  Thanks for the tutorial: definitely a better (lazier) way to quote!  I hadn't noticed the cartoon balloon icon before.

JimW