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Old 01-16-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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How do you quote only part of a post?

If you want to put up a post referring to only part of someone else's, how do you use only part of it? I've been using the whole thing, then deleting what I don't want, but it doesn't turn out right.

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Old 01-16-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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If you want to put up a post referring to only part of someone else's, how do you use only part of it? I've been using the whole thing, then deleting what I don't want, but it doesn't turn out right.
Be very careful not to disturb the parts between the brackets [ ] and what you're doing should work fine.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:18 PM   #3
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Be very careful not to disturb the parts between the brackets [ ].
Dont disturb the brackets. Got it.... I think. If this works I did and Thank you!
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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And if you want to quote part of a post, like this:

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Originally Posted by suziquzi
Got it.... I think
You just:
  1. copy what you want to quote
  2. paste into your new post
  3. highlight what you just pasted
  4. click on the "Quote" picture above the box
  5. Now, immediately after the word QUOTE, with NO SPACE, type an equal sign and the name of the person you quoted (I typed your name)
That's how you quote just part of a post
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:39 PM   #5
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Be very careful not to disturb the parts between the brackets [ ] and what you're doing should work fine.
Actually, you can disturb the parts between the brackets - just don't remove one of the brackets or it will look like this:

[QUOTE=GotGarlic;535176]Be very careful not to disturb the parts between the brackets [ ] and what you're doing should work fine./QUOTE]

I "accidentally" removed the first bracket turning off the quote command.

Is that what you were doing suziquzie?
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:40 PM   #6
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If you want to put up a post referring to only part of someone else's, how do you use only part of it? I've been using the whole thing, then deleting what I don't want, but it doesn't turn out right.

If you quote less than a poster's complete quote, you should acknowledge that you edited it with the insertion of elipses (3 dots in a row). For example, you full first post is above.

If I wanted to edit it as part of my post, I would do it like this:


Quote:
Originally Posted by suziquzie View Post
...how do you use only part of it?...

The ellipses (three dots, only three) indicate that text was removed.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
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Is there a simple way to do multiple quotes from different people in one post? I think I saw someone do that on this forum.
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pacanis - for the life of me I cannot always get the multi-quote function to work so what I do is have two windows open - I can copy from one window and paste into another window.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:45 PM   #10
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How do you do the permanent quote at the bottom of your posts?
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