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How to "quote" from another reply

I wrote a post about this early in the year and it's now dormant, so I can't bump it up. But I've noticed some members who appear to be unfamiliar with some of the tools on this forum, especially when quoting someone from another post or reply. So I thought I would show how most of us quote here.

When you open the REPLY box, you will see a list of icons directly above the box. One of these shows 2 black quote marks (to the right of the globe). If you click on that icon, it will insert a right-facing chevron in your box, along with the highlighted words BLOCKQUOTE. Copy the sentence or sentences you want to quote, then paste them right over the highlighted text. This will insert your words in there, replacing the words BLOCKQUOTE and you will have your quote properly formatted. Like this:

This will insert your words in there, replacing the words BLOCKQUOTE and you will have your quote properly formatted.

That's not the only icon that you can use. If you want to figure them out, just hover your cursor above them and you will see what they are used for. If you want more details, check out the post I referenced above, which has a lot of information about making text bold, or underlining, etc. https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/tech-tips/tips-for-formatting-your-posts

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Thanks, Mardee and happy holidays to you. I am in Bemidji for the holidays and the light display by the lake is fabulous.

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5132 posts

Mardee, thanks , I also need this helpful info.

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7710 posts

Comes down to personal preference, I prefer:

This will insert your words in there

Using italics does require some trouble shooting sometimes, since it uses an * at the beginning and end, a space or use of some symbols can cause the italics not to work.

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19169 posts

Sorry to highjack you thread, but I wish poster would put their location in their profile.

We might answer questions differently about, for example, long flights to Europe, for someone from LA flying to Athens vs someone from Boston flying to Dublin, or dressing for the cold differently to someone from Florida vs someone from Montana.

Click on your name, then scroll down to "Edit Forum Settings". It has a field for Location.

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2496 posts

Thanks, Mardee. I did not know this. You learn something new every day.

Posted by
33301 posts

and like magic every single post so far in this thread met Lee's requirement regardless of the hijack

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14247 posts

Now see?? I don't know how to do what Gunderson did although I know I've had people 'splain it to me before.

I just use the " plus the * before and after to highlight a copy and pasted quote.

Posted by
6690 posts

Pam, You copy the URL (in this case of Mardee's original post), then select the 'globe' icon (3rd from left) for hyperlink, then paste the URL into the box.

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7011 posts

Laurie Beth, oh, how fun! We're staying in Duluth for Christmas. Have a wonderful holiday!!!

Mona, I know you can do this!

Pat and Kim, glad it helps!

Using italics does require some trouble shooting sometimes, since it uses an * at the beginning and end, a space or use of some symbols can cause the italics not to work.

Paul, I'm sure you know this but you can also just type your words, highlight them and then click the italicized "I" to the left of the globe. :) For example, this sentence. :-) I think it's hard for some people to remember to insert the asterisk at both ends.

Lee, no worries, and I wholeheartedly agree!

Gundersen, ha ha!!!

Nigel, it is magic, lol!

Now see?? I don't know how to do what Gunderson did although I know I've had people 'splain it to me before.

Pam, that's easy. Just type the name you want to call the link - for example, Pam's Trip Research Advice - then highlight the words, click on the globe and insert the link you want into the pop-up. I like inserting links this way because some URLs can be extraordinarily long!

Mary and Carroll, you're welcome!

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10392 posts

Thanks for the explanation, I never knew how to do that.

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14247 posts

Stuart and Mardee - thank you so much! I'll try it when there is less confusion around here!

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7011 posts

Andrea, glad it was useful!

And Pam, I don't blame you - I'm fried this holiday season! I need a relaxing vacation now!