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Silver Drop

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Hi There

I have a silly question:How do you use the Quote button to show PART of someone else's post in your reply?

I tried highlighting the portion I wanted quoted by dragging the mouse over it which did highlight the text but when I clicked Quote - the entire person's post was quoted.

Searching the forums doesn't help as the word, "quote" is too common and is automatically excluded from forum searches.

Any help with this simple thing would be appreciated!! :eek: :)
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Oh, and how to make your Thread Title appear in Bold Text might be helpful also...:D :D ;)
 
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[tsg=welcome] Welcome to TSG! [/tsg]

Just highlight the text you want to quote, then copy and paste it into your reply. Put QUOTE before it and /QUOTE after it, enclosed in brackets ( [ ] ).

There is no way to make the thread title bold... VB code doesn't work in titles.
 

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Silver Drop said:
Hi There
I have a silly question:How do you use the Quote button to show PART of someone else's post in your reply?
You can just Quote the whole message - then edit the quoted contents as you desire - like I did here by deleteing part of your post.
 

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I edited the title to eliminate the tags.

When you click on "Quote" you also get the name of the person that you're quoting, as shown in the example by Noyb, which can be helpful at times but either way works. :)
 
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CookieGal said:
When you click on "Quote" you also get the name of the person that you're quoting, as shown in the example by Noyb, which can be helpful at times but either way works.
You can also add the name manually (as I did here) by changing the first tag to "Quote=UserName...
 
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Cookiegal said:
I edited the title to eliminate the tags.
Thank-you :) :eek:

Appreciate the warm welcome brushmaster :) , but to my own chagrin, I've been coming here a while - just never bothered to clarify it. Using your instructions noyb in this post, will see how it goes! I think it can be very useful to quote someone via computer function as it eliminates the possibility of misquoting and the problems that could lead to. But don't worry Wimpy, after 160 posts or so, I only remember feeling the need to quote someone a couple of times.

Just a thought - perhaps people wind up quoting an entire post unintentionally just like I did. That's what happens when you click the Quote button and they too may be uncertain as to how to edit it down. Before I came here, I'd never heard of VB code.. You also cannot search for how to do it either because the search engine removes the word "quote" from your search as it is too common. Maybe discouraging the use of the function or eliminating it is not necessary to cut down on long quoting ( which I agree could be confusing or even annoying in excess ). Just adding some further direction somewhere may help. Not all of us are as internet/forum savy as we'd like to be ;) .

So thanks for all the feedback everyone - trying the quote feature now..
 

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Looks like you've got it now.
Another helpful "trick" is to be able to take screen shots and attach the Picture(s).

Like so ... Interested ?
 

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:) :D :) Cute Johnwill

Actually, I already know how to post screen shots - see below my 'longing for spring' desktop...but I would like to know how you changed the image below, "Manufactured and Supported by" and how you use the Upload File From an URL function - since you're offering to upgrade my 'forum navigation skills' :)
 

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Manufactured and supported by >>>

Copy the attached image and replace ... C:\WINDOWS\system32\oemlogo.bmp with it ...
or a similar sized bmp image.

Might want to save a copy of the original.
 

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Thanks Noyb! :) I love customizing everything and have never seen someone modify the look of anything in Windows without using a skin. Now you've got me really curious. There must be a lot of visual things which can be changed manually. If you don't mind me asking, do you enjoy skinning/theming at all?
 

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