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Old 28 January 2017, 08:02
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Quoting only a portion of another post

For the longest time I have been hitting the quote button on another users post to include it in a post I want to expand on. This uses the other users entire post. However, at times I only want to highlight a portion of that users post.

How do I only highlight the portion, sentence, etc, of the other post instead of the entire post?
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Old 28 January 2017, 08:07
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Copy and paste the text into the reply box. Then highlight the portion you want to bold and click the B button above.
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Old 28 January 2017, 08:08
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Or were you just trying to cherry pick part of the text and move it to the reply box?
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No. You answered it. I think.
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Or were you just trying to cherry pick part of the text and move it to the reply box?
Actually, I think this was what I wanted to do. Only quote a portion of text from another post.
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Old 28 January 2017, 08:32
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Just cut/copy/paste the part you need to the reply box, then highlight and hit the quote box up top.
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A grunt giving tech advise to a Ranger. We're liable to shut the whole system down.
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Okie dokie. Thanks.
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Are you talking about doing something like this?
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However, at times I only want to highlight a portion of that users post.
The trick is to play around with the functions in the "reply to thread" portion of your post. So for example, pretend all { are actually [ for a second.

{quote} would start a new quote box and {/quote} would end a new quote box. Usually this appears in the quote box with an = then the user name and then a number. This is how it directs you back to the individual quote. So Gsniper's reply above looks like this:

{QUOTE=Gsniper;1058627500}Or were you just trying to cherry pick part of the text and move it to the reply box?{/QUOTE}

But when you change it to actual brackets, it looks like this:
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Originally Posted by Gsniper View Post
Or were you just trying to cherry pick part of the text and move it to the reply box?
So, for example, let's say KidA posts 20 paragraphs about Montana and includes the out-of-context quote, "because I'm gay." If you would like to delete everything but the words "because I'm gay," you would look for the portion of the post that begins with {quote=KidA;111222}. You would then delete whatever follows until you get to the words "because I'm gay" and then you would delete whatever follows that until you get to the {/quote}

Just remember that [function] usually starts the function and [/function] usually ends the function. So if you want to quote, but you don't need the user name embedded, you can start a quote by including [quote] and end it using [/ quote].

Hopefully this helps.
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