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Offline Baggawind

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« on: February 09, 2018, 10:38:08 AM »
Question. I notice some posts have a sentence or quote highlighted in grey from a previous post. How do I do that? As i,ve said before, i,m useless with computers.

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 10:48:47 AM »
Question. I notice some posts have a sentence or quote highlighted in grey from a previous post. How do I do that? As i,ve said before, i,m useless with computers.

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Baggy, click on the "Quote" link.

This will insert your quoted text.

And you type your stuff below.

You can get clever with it by deleting text you don't want to quote or clicking the "Quote" link next to other posts that are displayed below your typing area but that's not covered in this lesson.





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Re: Quotes
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 11:32:14 AM »
Nah, don,t get it. I,m too fick. I know I can click on "quote" to bring up the previous post in its entirety but how do I highlight just one sentence from say, one of your brilliant reports ? I notice people pick out the odd line here and there, that appears in a grey box. That,s the one i,m after as opposed to quoting the entire post.

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 11:42:30 AM »
.......... how do I highlight just one sentence ...........

Lesson 2!

Click the "Quote" link to quote the whole post.

Select the bit(s) you DON'T want :



Delete the bit(s) (I over-type mine with ".......") you DON'T want :



Don't forget you can use the "Preview" button beside the "Post" button to see what it will look like before you commit yourself.

(There's an online manual for the forum software if you're the sort of person who likes a Hayne's manual. You can find it here.)
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 04:04:36 PM »
Thanks for the kindness shown in assisting Mel Blerkster. ;) (applauded)

Have you got it now Mel? ???

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 04:20:47 PM »

Have you got it now Mel? ???
I,m not sure.

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 04:31:39 PM »
Another way to do it is to click on the 'quote' button of the post you wish to refer to, and when it gets inserted into your post, you can then use your cursor and the 'backspace' button (top right of your keyboard) to remove the bits you don't want. That is the slow way of doing it, but it is the easiest when starting off.

If you want to have a practice, I'll start a Practice Thread in open discussion, and you can have a play around until you get the hang of it. I don't mind how many posts or attempts you have, as I can delete the thread when you're happy and confident you've got the hang of it?

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 04:40:19 PM »
Cheers for that boss.

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 05:20:48 PM »
*Practice Thread started and made a sticky in this section.*

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 07:46:39 AM »
Thanks for the kindness shown in assisting Mel Blerkster. ;) (applauded)

De nada y gracias.
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