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Old 04-20-08, 08:56 AM
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Replying with quote....

How do you highlight a portion of someone's quote when replying? Just want to reply to a portion of it.
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Old 04-20-08, 09:00 AM
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Select color gray for the entire quote (between quote things) then black for the part you want..that's what I do anyway.
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Old 04-20-08, 09:14 AM
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Delete the portion you don't want to quote. Leave the other parts.
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Old 04-20-08, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by interceptor View Post
How do you highlight a portion of someone's quote when replying? Just want to reply to a portion of it.
Highlight the portion you want and make it bold.
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Old 04-20-08, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by interceptor View Post
How do you highlight a portion of someone's quote when replying? Just want to reply to a portion of it.
you have to go to your control panel and make sure you have selected an editor other than the default "basic editor" (bottom of the "edit options" page).

i think that when i registered, the basic editor was the only option.
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Old 04-20-08, 10:24 AM
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Highlighting is a waste of time and a waste of space. Delete all other unecessary text that don't contribute to a quote and there's your "highlight".
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Old 04-20-08, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Highlighting is a waste of time and a waste of space.
Agreed. Just clip out the point you are replying to.
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Highlighting is a waste of time and a waste of space. Delete all other unecessary text that don't contribute to a quote and there's your "highlight".
Depends on the situation. If you highlight a portion, and leave the rest, you can focus on what you want to respond to, but also have the original context still present.

If there's a concern that you're taking the OP out of context, then highlighting is a way to deal with it.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Depends on the situation. If you highlight a portion, and leave the rest, you can focus on what you want to respond to, but also have the original context still present.

If there's a concern that you're taking the OP out of context, then highlighting is a way to deal with it.
agree
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Old 04-20-08, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ExMachina View Post
you have to go to your control panel and make sure you have selected an editor other than the default "basic editor" (bottom of the "edit options" page).

i think that when i registered, the basic editor was the only option.
Wrong. If you know the markup for it you can write it directly into the "reply with quote" box. You don't even need the basic editor to do this. When I registered, there was no such thing as a quick reply box.
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