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I'm missing something here - there's a 'quote' button on the quick reply box, but i can't find one on the larger 'add reply' page.  Putting {quote} in sq brackets works, but where's the button?
 

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Correct, it's not there, but if you put the [quote*] [/quote*] code in manually, it will format things as a quote.  Also, if you click on the reply icon in the post that you are replying to, it will automatically insert the original post with a quote for you.
 

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Posted By ShadsTrains on 01/09/2008 10:47 AM
...... Also, if you click on the reply icon in the post that you are replying to, it will automatically insert the original post with a quote for you.


Nope....not on my computer.  It shows the quoted post above the editor window....but doesn't insert it into the editor window....nor post it.  The only way I've been able to do it is to type [quote*] etc.
 

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I believe Shad mis-typed and meant to say the Quote icon in the message header of the reply you wish to quote.

Although if you use the Reply icon when the full-text editor window displays. you'll have the complete content of the particular message you're replying to displayed just above the editor. Then you can select / copy / paste any part of that message in between the old style UBB quote tags you've manually typed in, and it'll work just fine.


Which is how I accomplished the following quote...


Nope....not on my computer.  It shows the quoted post above the editor window....but doesn't insert it into the editor window....nor post it.  The only way I've been able to do it is to type [quote*] etc.
 

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and it'll work just fine


Oh no it won't.

1.  I copied the above [short] text quote from the reply portion, but that didn't get rid of the reply text.  I'll probably have to go back and 'edit' this to get what I want, and what I can get with the 'quote' button on the quick reply.

2.  IE pops up a window asking (twice) if I want to copy from the clipboard.  What a pain/waste of time.

If we can have a 'quote' button on Quick Reply, why isn't it on the full edit version?
 

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Posted By Pete Thornton on 01/09/2008 11:31 AM
and it'll work just fine


Oh no it won't.

1.  I copied the above [short] text quote from the reply portion, but that didn't get rid of the reply text.  I'll probably have to go back and 'edit' this to get what I want, and what I can get with the 'quote' button on the quick reply.

2.  IE pops up a window asking (twice) if I want to copy from the clipboard.  What a pain/waste of time.

If we can have a 'quote' button on Quick Reply, why isn't it on the full edit version?

Weird.  Yes, the [quote*] did work (despite my expectation) and suppressed the whole of the reply shown above my message.  And there is a 'quote' link next to Reply.  Was that there before???
 

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Pete

I don't follow, your quote came through OK, the only part that should get quoted is that which you selected / copied / pasted into the editor text area, not the whole content. If you want to quote the whole message then you'd use the quote icon.

Yep, as far as I know the quote icon has always been present.
 

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Pete

Maybe what's throwing you is if you use the old style UBB quote tags you won't see it work properly within the editor text area. You have to use the Preview button located down below the Message Attachments & Subscribe: areas right next to the Submit button. It's that dang 7pt text that they use, these old eyes just don't see it. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/hehe.gif


1.  I copied the above [short] text quote from the reply portion, but that didn't get rid of the reply text.  I'll probably have to go back and 'edit' this to get what I want, and what I can get with the 'quote' button on the quick reply.
 

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Posted By SteveC on 01/09/2008 11:41 AM
Pete

I don't follow, your quote came through OK, the only part that should get quoted is that which you selected / copied / pasted into the editor text area, not the whole content. If you want to quote the whole message then you'd use the quote icon.

Yep, as far as I know the quote icon has always been present.


 
Well....something's different. I now get the the full text of the post I'm replying to in the editor window when I click on Quote...and as a quote.   If I click on Reply, I get a blank editor window with the post I'm replying to above it.  Thanks Shad.

So...the Quote button means set up a reply and include the text of the post you're replying to.   And the Reply just means set up a reply withOUT including the text you're replying to.
 

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Mike

That's the way it's worked for me since the new software has been running.

When you used the Quote icon go take a look at the HTML they use a class object and not the < q > tags (i.e. NTForums_quote)
 

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Thanks for the clarification Steve. Yes, I misspoke. I meant the "quote" icon.
 

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Posted By SteveC on 01/09/2008 12:04 PM
Mike

That's the way it's worked for me since the new software has been running.

When you used the Quote icon go take a look at the HTML they use a class object and not the < q > tags (i.e. NTForums_quote)

Weird.....the Quote icon DEFINITELY did NOT do the text insertion this morning on my computer.  Grelims are about.....  Ain't software just wonnerful..........
 

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Posted By Mike Reilley on 01/09/2008 1:35 PM
Posted By SteveC on 01/09/2008 12:04 PM
Mike

That's the way it's worked for me since the new software has been running.

When you used the Quote icon go take a look at the HTML they use a class object and not the < q > tags (i.e. NTForums_quote)

Weird.....the Quote icon DEFINITELY did NOT do the text insertion this morning on my computer.  Grelims are about.....  Ain't software just wonnerful..........




Now how do I get my response out of the quote box?
 

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Posted By chooch on 02/13/2008 8:31 AM
Posted By Mike Reilley on 01/09/2008 1:35 PM
Posted By SteveC on 01/09/2008 12:04 PM
Mike

That's the way it's worked for me since the new software has been running.

When you used the Quote icon go take a look at the HTML they use a class object and not the < q > tags (i.e. NTForums_quote)

Weird.....the Quote icon DEFINITELY did NOT do the text insertion this morning on my computer.  Grelims are about.....  Ain't software just wonnerful..........




Now how do I get my response out of the quote box?
 

Test added page break.  Preview shows this works, but I don't think this is the correct way to seperate.
 

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Posted By chooch on 02/13/2008 8:35 AM
Posted By chooch on 02/13/2008 8:31 AM
Posted By Mike Reilley on 01/09/2008 1:35 PM
Posted By SteveC on 01/09/2008 12:04 PM
Mike

That's the way it's worked for me since the new software has been running.

When you used the Quote icon go take a look at the HTML they use a class object and not the < q > tags (i.e. NTForums_quote)

Weird.....the Quote icon DEFINITELY did NOT do the text insertion this morning on my computer.  Grelims are about.....  Ain't software just wonnerful..........




Now how do I get my response out of the quote box?
 

Test added page break.  Preview shows this works, but I don't think this is the correct way to seperate.
1 - >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


2 - >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Fred, et al:

If you use the Quote icon/link in the header area of the reply that you wish to reply to. Then when the full-text editor window displays.
[*]If the quoted message is long enough not to be completly viewable within the text area of the editor, then use the scroll bar on the right to move all the way to the bottom. [*]When you go to place the cursor/insertion point where you are going to start typing your reply. [*]First, understand that there have already been two blank lines added below the last text of the of the quoted reply that you're answering. [*]If you place the cursor at the end of the line that contains the last line in the quoted text and tap the enter/return key twice you'll be adding the text of your reply to the quote box (i.e. 1 - >>> example above). [*]If you place the cursor at the start of the line directly below the last line in the quoted text then you'll wind up placing your reply within in the quote box (i.e. the 1 - >>> example above). [*]If on the other hand you place the cursor at the start of the second line, thus leaving a blank line between the last of the quoted text and the start of your reply (i.e. the 2 - >>> example above), then your reply will be outside of the quote box. [/list] [/list]
 

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Posted By SteveC on 02/13/2008 1:16 PM
Posted By chooch on 02/13/2008 8:35 AM
Posted By chooch on 02/13/2008 8:31 AM
Posted By Mike Reilley on 01/09/2008 1:35 PM
Posted By SteveC on 01/09/2008 12:04 PM
Mike

That's the way it's worked for me since the new software has been running.

When you used the Quote icon go take a look at the HTML they use a class object and not the < q > tags (i.e. NTForums_quote)

Weird.....the Quote icon DEFINITELY did NOT do the text insertion this morning on my computer.  Grelims are about.....  Ain't software just wonnerful..........




Now how do I get my response out of the quote box?
 

Test added page break.  Preview shows this works, but I don't think this is the correct way to seperate.
1 - >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


2 - >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Fred, et al:

If you use the Quote icon/link in the header area of the reply that you wish to reply to. Then when the full-text editor window displays.
[*]If the quoted message is long enough not to be completly viewable within the text area of the editor, then use the scroll bar on the right to move all the way to the bottom. [*]When you go to place the cursor/insertion point where you are going to start typing your reply. [*]First, understand that there have already been two blank lines added below the last text of the of the quoted reply that you're answering. [*]If you place the cursor at the end of the line that contains the last line in the quoted text and tap the enter/return key twice you'll be adding the text of your reply to the quote box (i.e. 1 - >>> example above). [*]If you place the cursor at the start of the line directly below the last line in the quoted text then you'll wind up placing your reply within in the quote box (i.e. the 1 - >>> example above). [*]If on the other hand you place the cursor at the start of the second line, thus leaving a blank line between the last of the quoted text and the start of your reply (i.e. the 2 - >>> example above), then your reply will be outside of the quote box. [/list] [/list]


Click anywhere in the text reply box to give it the focus of the keyboard (something you probably have to do anyway) and then hold down the Ctrl (control) key and type the "End" key (Ctrl-End) to put the cursor below the invisible marker that indicates the end of the quoted text. Then type away with your reply text.
 

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Posted By Semper Vaporo on 02/13/2008 2:03 PM
Posted By SteveC on 02/13/2008 1:16 PM
Posted By chooch on 02/13/2008 8:35 AM
Posted By chooch on 02/13/2008 8:31 AM
Posted By Mike Reilley on 01/09/2008 1:35 PM
Posted By SteveC on 01/09/2008 12:04 PM
Mike

That's the way it's worked for me since the new software has been running.

When you used the Quote icon go take a look at the HTML they use a class object and not the < q > tags (i.e. NTForums_quote)

Weird.....the Quote icon DEFINITELY did NOT do the text insertion this morning on my computer.  Grelims are about.....  Ain't software just wonnerful..........




Now how do I get my response out of the quote box?
 

Test added page break.  Preview shows this works, but I don't think this is the correct way to seperate.
1 - >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


2 - >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Fred, et al:

If you use the Quote icon/link in the header area of the reply that you wish to reply to. Then when the full-text editor window displays.
[*]If the quoted message is long enough not to be completly viewable within the text area of the editor, then use the scroll bar on the right to move all the way to the bottom. [*]When you go to place the cursor/insertion point where you are going to start typing your reply. [*]First, understand that there have already been two blank lines added below the last text of the of the quoted reply that you're answering. [*]If you place the cursor at the end of the line that contains the last line in the quoted text and tap the enter/return key twice you'll be adding the text of your reply to the quote box (i.e. 1 - >>> example above). [*]If you place the cursor at the start of the line directly below the last line in the quoted text then you'll wind up placing your reply within in the quote box (i.e. the 1 - >>> example above). [*]If on the other hand you place the cursor at the start of the second line, thus leaving a blank line between the last of the quoted text and the start of your reply (i.e. the 2 - >>> example above), then your reply will be outside of the quote box. [/list] [/list]


Click anywhere in the text reply box to give it the focus of the keyboard (something you probably have to do anyway) and then hold down the Ctrl (control) key and type the "End" key (Ctrl-End) to put the cursor below the invisible marker that indicates the end of the quoted text. Then type away with your reply text.



Thanks Steve and Charles,
Ctrl-End didn't work for me.  The cursor didn't come to this point for whatever reason.  I scrolled down and used my arrow key to get to the bottom point.  Thanks for the information.  I didn't know that there were two blank spaces.
 
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