Using the quote manager

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  • Using the quote manager

    There are a few ways you can quote someone on Edge Matters, and I will begin by explaining the most simple of them all, and work up through the other methods of quoting forum members.

    Option 1

    1. If you see a post you want to quote in a thread (and it itself either hasn't quoted anyone else, or you want to retain that secondary quote), hover your mouse over that post, and in the bottom right-hand corner, you will see a panel pop up with these symbols. You want the icon of the opening speech marks:




    2. Then scroll down to where you see the '+Reply' button on the right-hand side, and click it:




    3. The quote you selected will be automatically inserted into the text editor box. Write your response and 'Submit' the post as usual.



    Option 2

    1. If you see a post you want to quote in a thread, but it also contains a quote that you want to remove, then the quoting method is slightly different. With your mouse cursor, highlight the text that you want to quote and a bubble saying 'Save Quote | Insert Quote' will appear:




    2. Click on 'Insert Quote' and this will automatically open a new reply text editor box in the thread. Write your response and 'Submit' the post as usual.


    Option 3

    1. If you see more than one post that you want to quote in a thread (and they either haven't quoted anyone else, or you want to retain those secondary quotes), hover your mouse over the posts, and in the bottom right-hand corner, you will see a panel pop up with these symbols. You want the icon of the opening speech marks, and click on this icon for each of the posts you want to quote:





    2. Then scroll down to where you see the '+Reply' button on the right-hand side, and click it:



    3. The quotes you selected will be automatically inserted into the text editor box. Write your response and 'Submit' the post as usual.


    Option 4


    1. If you see more than one post you want to quote in a thread, but they also contain quotes that you want to remove, then the quoting method is slightly different. With your mouse cursor, highlight the text that you want to quote and a bubble saying 'Save Quote | Insert Quote' will appear:




    2. Click on 'Save Quote' and this will automatically save the quote into the forum's Quote Manager. Highlight the other quote(s) that you want as per step 1., and click on 'Save Quote' again. If you have highlighted and saved two quotes then in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen, this floating bubble will appear (the number will of course depend on the number of quotes you have saved):





    3. Clicking on this bubble will open up the Quote Manager. In there you can either click the small '+' symbol by each quote to insert each individually into your response (after each '+' clicked, you will be taken automatically to the text editor box where the quote will have been inserted) or you can click on 'Insert All Quotes' if you want all quotes inserted into your response. You can also select certain posts using the tick boxes to the left of the '+':




    4. The quotes you selected will be inserted into the text editor box. Write your response and 'Submit' the post as usual.

    5. If you no longer wish to use the quotes, be sure to click 'Remove All Quotes', and this will remove them from your Quote Manager.


    Option 5

    Posting quotes between different threads is now lovely and easy thanks to the forum's Quote Manager. So if someone has answered a question previously in a different thread (Thread A), and someone asks the same question elsewhere (Thread B), you can simply take the relevant response quote from Thread A and insert it into the new thread, Thread B.

    This is done by repeating the steps in Option 4, and saving the quote you want from Thread A, and then going over to Thread B. You may need to refresh your browser in Thread B after saving the quote to refresh your Quote Manager on that page.

    Anyone then viewing that quote can click on the author of said quote, and they will be taken to its original location so they can read up on its context.

    The post was edited 3 times, last by hughtrimble ().