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Quoting multiple posts (Read 59 times)

    How do you quote more than one other post, within a post? I know how to quote one, but don't know how to insert a second.

    Dave


    day after day sameness

      There's nothing in the forum software to do a multi-source quote for you. On way is to start the reply with your first quote, then open a new browser tab / browser instance and get the second quote started in there, switch to HTML mode in the editor and grab the html for quote 2 and paste it into the first reply.

       

      That's not all that clear, so quick summary: Start reply with quote1,  then open new browser tab to start quote2, copy html from quote2 to quote1.

      I've done my best to live the right way; I get up every morning and go to work each day...

        Well at least I don't feel too bad I couldn't figure it out myself, because I never would have come up with that!

        I have seen a lot of people do it, I assumed it was something straightforward.

        I will give it a try.

        Dave


        I'm back!

          Easier than that: to quote two posts,

           

          - Quote the first one

          - Copy the reply with the quote in it (select all & copy in the reply area)

          - Go back (don't post the reply)

          - Quote the second one

          - Paste into the reply (inserting the first quote)

           

          You don't need two windows / panes, or html mode.

            So I should be able to quote this one

             

            There's nothing in the forum software to do a multi-source quote for you. On way is to start the reply with your first quote, then open a new browser tab / browser instance and get the second quote started in there, switch to HTML mode in the editor and grab the html for quote 2 and paste it into the first reply.

             

            That's not all that clear, so quick summary: Start reply with quote1,  then open new browser tab to start quote2, copy html from quote2 to quote1.

             

            And this one.

             

            Easier than that: to quote two posts,

             

            - Quote the first one

            - Copy the reply with the quote in it (select all & copy in the reply area)

            - Go back (don't post the reply)

            - Quote the second one

            - Paste into the reply (inserting the first quote)

             

            You don't need to windows / panes, or html mode.

             

             Piece of cake, thanks!

            Dave


            HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

              So I should be able to quote this one

               

               

              There's nothing in the forum software to do a multi-source quote for you. On way is to start the reply with your first quote, then open a new browser tab / browser instance and get the second quote started in there, switch to HTML mode in the editor and grab the html for quote 2 and paste it into the first reply.

               

              That's not all that clear, so quick summary: Start reply with quote1,  then open new browser tab to start quote2, copy html from quote2 to quote1.

               

               

               

              And this one.

               

              Easier than that: to quote two posts,

               

              - Quote the first one

              - Copy the reply with the quote in it (select all & copy in the reply area)

              - Go back (don't post the reply)

              - Quote the second one

              - Paste into the reply (inserting the first quote)

               

              You don't need two windows / panes, or html mode.

               

               

               Piece of cake, thanks!

               

              Didn't know that copy & paste like that without using html mode worked - thanks bhearn.

              It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.