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Resources => How to use the Message Board => Topic started by: Yvette on 05 Aug 2012 06:54PM

Title: How do you do 'quote boxes'?
Post by: Yvette on 05 Aug 2012 06:54PM
I have looked but can't find any information on 'how to' make quote boxes.

I would be so grateful to any kind soul who can explain this please.
Title: Re: How do you do 'quote boxes'?
Post by: seegee on 05 Aug 2012 07:10PM
I have looked but can't find any information on 'how to' make quote boxes.

I would be so grateful to any kind soul who can explain this please.

I clicked on the "quote" thing at the top right-hand side of your post - I hope that has just replicated what you wrote, then I have written after it.
Title: Re: How do you do 'quote boxes'?
Post by: Gravity on 05 Aug 2012 09:23PM
If you want to quote from elsewhere, you can use the following and remove the spaces I will put in:

[ quote ]insert text you want to include here[ /quote ]

Looks like:

Quote
insert text you want to include here
Title: Re: How do you do 'quote boxes'?
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 06 Aug 2012 07:21PM
I rarely quote the whole of what a person has said so this is what I usually do.

> I press and hold the left button on my mouse and scroll over the text I wish to copy - to highlight it.
> Click the right mouse button and choose copy.
> Move to the edit box where I am writing my reply and click on the speech bubble icon in the toolbar - the one to the right of #.

> This adds [ quote ][ /quote ] to the text and the mouse cursor will be located in the middle eg where the :-) is here [ quote ] :-)[ /quote ]
> This means all I have to do to add the copied text is right click on my mouse and click paste.

>
Quote
right click on my mouse and click paste.

If you get stuck let me know.
:-)
Title: Re: How do you do 'quote boxes'?
Post by: Hurtyback on 07 Aug 2012 12:02PM
Quote
I press and hold the left button on my mouse and scroll over the text I wish to copy - to highlight it.
> Click the right mouse button and choose copy.
> Move to the edit box where I am writing my reply and click on the speech bubble icon in the toolbar - the one to the right of #.

> This adds [ quote ][ /quote ] to the text and the mouse cursor will be located in the middle eg where the (http://ouchtoo.org/Smileys/akyhne/f_smiley.gif) is here [ quote ] (http://ouchtoo.org/Smileys/akyhne/f_smiley.gif)[ /quote ]
> This means all I have to do to add the copied text is right click on my mouse and click paste.

Ah! I have never done it this way before, I have aways clicked on 'quote' and deleted what I didn't want. Thank you  >thumbsup<
Title: Re: How do you do 'quote boxes'?
Post by: oldtone27 on 07 Aug 2012 12:48PM
There is a difference in the quote methods as using the quote button by the post includes the source of the quote, using the reply box just says 'quote'. I must admit I usually just italicise any fragments of text I quote.
Title: Re: How do you do 'quote boxes'?
Post by: Yvette on 07 Aug 2012 06:38PM
Quote
Brilliant. Thank you very much indeed.
Title: Re: How do you do 'quote boxes'?
Post by: Prabhakari on 05 Sep 2012 07:42PM
The only messageboard where being able to quote is hard, is a B.B.C. messageboard. All the others have been very easy.

Quote
I have looked but can't find any information on 'how to' make quote boxes.

I would be so grateful to any kind soul who can explain this please.

Feel free to quote me on this topic.   >cool<
Title: Re: How do you do 'quote boxes'?
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 30 Jul 2013 09:04PM
>> bump <<

For those who are new to quoting and for those who need a refresher on this.

Speaking from my own point of view I find quote boxes or the alternative method of using different text colour to be easier to read and follow than italics.
 >biggrin<