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Offline cblanton42

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How to highlight text in a reply
« on: March 06, 2021, 11:18 AM »
    I see guys replying to something another member has posted by highlighting the original posts words in blue in their reply and then answering to that part.  For the life of me I can't figure out how to do this, can someone explain how to do this?   

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: How to highlight text in a reply
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2021, 01:01 PM »
   
    I see guys replying to something another member has posted by highlighting the original posts words in blue in their reply and then answering to that part.  For the life of me I can't figure out how to do this, can someone explain how to do this?

When you quote a post highlight the text in the reply box the same way you would for a copy/cut and paste. You need to highlight just the text inside the quote commands. Then choose a color from the change color drop down. It will change the color of whatever is highlighted.

Seth
« Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 01:04 PM by SRSemenza »

Offline Mark Katz

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Re: How to highlight text in a reply
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2021, 02:32 PM »
    I see guys replying to something another member has posted by highlighting the original posts words in blue in their reply and then answering to that part.  For the life of me I can't figure out how to do this, can someone explain how to do this?

I think the key you need to know is, instead of clicking on the Reply button, click on the Quote button. Unlike the Reply button, the Quote button is at the upper right in the original post. Then, go to the bottom and add your reply text at the end. You can also edit the text from the original message if you just want to quote a portion - just delete the part you don't want to quote.

Offline cblanton42

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Re: How to highlight text in a reply
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 09:36 PM »
    I see guys replying to something another member has posted by highlighting the original posts words in blue in their reply and then answering to that part.  For the life of me I can't figure out how to do this, can someone explain how to do this?

I think the key you need to know is, instead of clicking on the Reply button, click on the Quote button. Unlike the Reply button, the Quote button is at the upper right in the original post. Then, go to the bottom and add your reply text at the end. You can also edit the text from the original message if you just want to quote a portion - just delete the part you don't want to quote.     
 Thanks!  that's what I was doing wrong.