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How to select few lines of text to quote? Not lot.



 Hey guys.
           Easy question for you, but hard for me. so what's new?
 I was at another forum once upon a time and I tried to select a few lines of someone elses post, to quote, but the whole post got quoted, and i don't want to make the same mistake here. There, I pulled the cursor over the text I wanted, it highlighted, and then I pressed quote, but it didn't work. That's it in a nutshell. Would someone please help me. Thanks
           Joe (Three yo yos a day man) Pineapple .
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The quote button will always pick up everything in the post. You then have to highlight and delete what you don't want.


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If you want to quote bits and pieces and then enter text in between, you can play with the bbcode, as it's called. Just add [quote] and [/quote] by hand whereever you need it, and it works fine.

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        Hey guys
           Thanks for the help, but I think that you are assuming that I know too much. The opposite is correct.
OK, here I am at the 'message reply space' (if that's what its called). Above me are 'buttons' -link, quote etc-. I've tried saying
 "Rimmer said.... " then went up to "quote button", but all that happened was that the word "quote" appeared in my text here. I've also tried going down to rimmer's post, deleting what I didn't need, and then pressing what looks like a quote botton at the bottom of his post, but I wind up at "personal message" .So I guess
I need to be spoon fed for a little while until i get on my feet.
        I suppose you could say I'm fairly computer illiterate really. Some people would look at these signs and know what they mean,
unfortunately, thats not me. Firelfanz- sorry but I don't even know what the bbcode is, let alone play with it. Sorry to be a problem.
I see that the bbcode box is ticked, but don't possess the wherewithal to use it. I'll post this message now without trying to quote anything because when I do the whole damn thing just disappears. Yours.
           The dumb pineapple


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Ok, dumb doesn't exist, just bad explanations. emoticon

If you want to quote a text, you can hit the "quote" button on the left hand side below the picture of the person who posted the part you want to quote. It's the green button with the yellow circle with the arrow in it.

You will get a reply window. It says [quote][b]Firlefanz wrote[/b] .... followed by the whole text of my post. Then it will say [/quote].

The words in the brackets are bbcode, and I have disabled its execution so you can see it here in this post. (I unchecked the little box you mentioned.)

If you only want to quote part of what I said, you can just delete the rest - you are in the reply window and thus can edit the text. Just make sure you don't delete the bracketed parts, because that will most likely mess up the format of your post.

If you want to quote part of what I said, add a comment, and then continue with a quote again, you have to type the bbcode yourself. [quote] tells runboard script that a quote begins - that means the text will show in a different format from that point on. [/quote] shows that the quote ends here - the text will resume the usual format. The slash in the code stands for "end".

That's how bbcode works. It starts a format change and then ends that format change. If you click on the little blue buttons above the reply window, javascript will insert those bbcode commands - but only at the end of your text (use copy/paste to put them where you want them to go). You can see that there's (almost) always one button to start something and another to end it (symbolized here by the red line crossing through it).

I hope that helps. emoticon


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This topic might also be of some help...


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Firlefanz wrote:


The words in the brackets are bbcode, and I have disabled its execution so you can see it here in this post. (I unchecked the little box you mentioned.)


I hope that helps. emoticon



        Hey guys, just practising. I haven't absorbed everything you said yet Firlfanz, but thanks for upgrading my user knowledge. I'll make this post and see what it looks like in the flesh. Alpha, that topic was helpful. Good to have it as reference. Most of the explanations of the buttons I understand except three of them. ICQ (in coming quotations?). And then there's the little man running (AIM) Why am I running, where am I running to? Please excuse the farce Alpha but the only place I've ever clapped eyes on the little man from MSN was on ...... I won't say it because humour
doesn't rule!!!! (Damn shame that!)
           Smarty-pants Pineapple

          
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ICQ, AIM, and MSN are all "chat programs". They are not part of the runboard forum, they are other programs you can get separately (from various sources).

If you have these programs on your computer, you can click the buttons to "talk" to other people who also have have them.

As you have never seen those pictures before, I think it's a good bet that you dont have the programs on your computer! In which case, the best thing is to ignore the buttons emoticon

(ICQ doesn't exactly stand for anything, by the way. If you say it out loud it sounds a bit like "I seek you", which is somebody's idea of cute name for a chat program emoticon ).



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 David. Have we met at Apple Support? I seem to recall your tone and clarity, and in hindsight now seem to recollect the name..Could be hallucinating.....?
     Anyway, Aim and Msn are moot and ICQ is a real mooter! Fine.
I can live with that. Its the 'I seek you' that's got me a bit gaffed, guv'. Soooooo sentimental. Soooo Knight's Templar. So graaaaaaaaaal. Thanks for answering my quest ion, though clothed in whimsy it was -a symptom of my dis-ease, fortunately.
           Au revoir
           Monsiour Pineapple
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