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    Partial Quote

    I see many who are able to quote only a sentence of a previous quote but I haven't figured out how. I tried just highlighting the sentence, but it didn't work. How do I quote only a small portion of a long post? Thank You for your help.

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    When you click the quote button it brings up the whole post within two tags. When I want to do a partial quote I just highlight/cut the text I don't want to quote. If I want to quote multiple times I just copy / paste the quote tags around the text I want to split off. Do you have a basic understanding of how HTML tags work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HisLeast View Post
    When you click the quote button it brings up the whole post within two tags. When I want to do a partial quote I just highlight/cut the text I don't want to quote. If I want to quote multiple times I just copy / paste the quote tags around the text I want to split off. Do you have a basic understanding of how HTML tags work?
    After highlighting, how do I cut? I don't know anything about HTML tags.

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    Yep, you can mess with the quote to be able to reply to individual items.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry W View Post
    I see many who are able to quote only a sentence of a previous quote but I haven't figured out how.
    Here I've broken up your post. I hit the Quote button, and placed the curser where I wanted to break off your post to address just a portion, then hit enter to space it out.

    I tried just highlighting the sentence, but it didn't work. How do I quote only a small portion of a long post? Thank You for your help.
    You can copy and paste. Then select the Wrap Quote function on the text box toolbar. Or you can do the following.

    To start a quote you use the HTML commands after you break the quote down.
    [quote] where you want to begin the quote.

    Add a forward slash between the bracket and the q and add it at the end of the portion you are quoting. I'd type it out, but the system thinks I'm trying to quote something and it isn't working as I had hoped.

    For pizzaz, you can also add a user name when you start the quote.

    [quote=username]


    Quote Originally Posted by threebigrocks
    For pizzaz, you can also add a user name when you start the quote.
    Seek ye FIRST the kingdom.
    Not second or third, but first.
    Only when all else pales to God, when He receives all glory,
    when He is the source of all hope,
    when His love is received and freely given,
    holding not to the world but to the promise to come,
    will all other things be added unto to you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry W View Post
    After highlighting, how do I cut? I don't know anything about HTML tags.
    Highlight the text, right click the highlighted portion, and select the "CUT" option. Alternatively, you can press the delete key, but this doesn't store the text for later pasting.

    Here's a CRASH course in HTML tags. Whatever you see in square brackets is a "tag". You always "wrap" tags around something you want to do. I'll be using ROUND brackets in my examples since the forum will take anything in square brackets as a command.

    So if you quote this whole post, you'll notice there's a (quote=HisLeast; ) with a number after the semicolon. That number is unimportant, but the rest is. Its saying "Prepare to show the following text using quote formatting. It does this until it sees a (/quote). That "/" character is important... its the means of ending the tag's "wrapper".

    So if you put the following in square brackets instead of round...
    (quote=Hisleast Howdy (/quote)

    ...You'd get something that looks like this
    Quote Originally Posted by Hisleast
    Howdy

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    Quote Originally Posted by HisLeast View Post

    So if you put the following in square brackets instead of round...
    (quote=Hisleast Howdy (/quote)

    ...You'd get something that looks like this
    Hey that's cool, didn't know that!
    Seek ye FIRST the kingdom.
    Not second or third, but first.
    Only when all else pales to God, when He receives all glory,
    when He is the source of all hope,
    when His love is received and freely given,
    holding not to the world but to the promise to come,
    will all other things be added unto to you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by threebigrocks View Post
    Hey that's cool, didn't know that!
    Use your new knowledge wisely. It can be easily abused. Observe....

    Quote Originally Posted by threebigrocks View Post
    That Hisleast character is a real curmudgeon.

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    Oh don't make me look up that 50 cent word!
    Seek ye FIRST the kingdom.
    Not second or third, but first.
    Only when all else pales to God, when He receives all glory,
    when He is the source of all hope,
    when His love is received and freely given,
    holding not to the world but to the promise to come,
    will all other things be added unto to you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HisLeast View Post
    Highlight the text, right click the highlighted portion, and select the "CUT" option. Alternatively, you can press the delete key, but this doesn't store the text for later pasting.




    ...You'd get something that looks like this
    Thank You for your help. This computer doesn't have the right click option. So I'm tring the highlight and delete key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry W View Post
    Thank You for your help. This computer doesn't have the right click option. So I'm tring the highlight and delete key.
    Are you using a Mac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by threebigrocks View Post
    Oh don't make me look up that 50 cent word!
    What word? Curmudgeon? A curmudgeon is someone who is perpetually cranky and cynical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HisLeast View Post
    That Brother Mark is way kewl!
    Hey, thanks! I like you too.

    It is very easily abused. But it sure makes posting a lot easier if you know how to use the tagging system.
    Matt 9:13
    13 "But go and learn what this means: ' I DESIRE COMPASSION,AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Mark View Post
    Hey, thanks! I like you too.

    It is very easily abused. But it sure makes posting a lot easier if you know how to use the tagging system.
    If you really want to abuse it, leave out the post ID after the semicolon (that acts as a hyperlink to the original post).

    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Mark
    Hisleast's Kung Fu is the greatest.

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