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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    It keeps changing. When you get to the

    That's what is throwing me. Just when i think i understand the screen, it isn't like that any more. I'm beginning to suspect that this forum software is too smart for me. I grew up in the simple world of text BBS conferences.


    Can you possibly instruct me on how to quote the original text in the reply? I am more comfortable replying to a post if I can include a couple (only) of lines of the original to refresh the reader's mind, or to alert the outsider to the issue at hand.

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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    >>Can you possibly instruct me on how to quote the original text in the reply?

    I presume you're aware of the post at the bottom of the edit screen where you can copy the text. Before I paste, I just place a couple >> at the beginning of the line. Most seem to recognize this as quoted material.

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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    >>I presume you're aware of the post at the bottom of the edit screen where you can copy the text. Before I paste, I just place a couple >> at the beginning
    of the line. Most seem to recognize this as quoted material.

    You mean like that? I click-and-dragged to select the text, used Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V to copy/paste after typing the two ">>" by hand?

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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    If it's a big chunk I usually put ">>" at the beginning and "<<" at rhe end. *Don't* put ">>" at the beginning of every line! If you do, it'll look a mess because the lines reformat and you end up with ">>" sprinkled all over the place.

    Another, fancier, way is to use the [ quote]yourquotedstuff[ /quote] tags:
    <hr>like this<hr>
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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    <hr>Another, fancier, way is to use the tags:<hr>

    Like this? (I can't see the effect until i post it, right?)

    Is it possible to have a space surrounding those four characters "text" so that when we double-click we select just the four characters rather than the entire string with tags?

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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    <hr>Like this? (I can't see the effect until i post it, right?)<hr>
    When you're typing your post or reply, there's a button below that says "Preview/Attach File" - click on this to see a preview. If you still want to make further changes after viewing the preview, you can make them without needing to click "Back" - instead just make the further changes in the edit area, which will still be visible under the Preview part. And then hit the Preview button again if you want. You can keep re-Previewing this way until you get it looking the way you like. (It's like a mini-Test Area inside every post.)

    <hr>Is it possible to have a space surrounding those four characters "text" so that when we double-click we select just the four characters rather than the entire string with tags?<hr>
    If you get the [ quote ] text [ /quote ] tag from the markup tags panel, then the word "text" does come in with spaces around it, and you can double click to select it (and then paste in your actual quoted material).

    BTW the quote tags seem to build in lots of (too much) extra space below them, so when you start typing your non-quoted text after the quote, you can run it in on the same line directly after the close quote tag, in the edit area. When you view it in Preview or post it, it will have a line space between the end of the quote and the beginning of your non-quote text.

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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    <hr>the word "text" does come in with spaces around it<hr>

    Not here it don't!

    I get {quote}text{/quote} (I've used braces instead of brackets.

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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    <hr>Not here it don't!
    I get {quote}text{/quote}<hr>
    I get the same thing. That's why I generally use the ">>" method. For text tags I type them instead of using the click panel. I've become pretty familiar with the tags, but for those I don't know I hover the mouse over the item and the tip provides the syntax. It boils down to which is more comfortable for you... click the button, go back select and delete "text" or type the tag, then paste or type the text and type the closing tag.

    Also there's many more formatting options listed in the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/faq_english.pl?Cat=>FAQ</A> than those listed on the TagPanel. The Test forum is a great place to try them out (like polls), and you can post anonymously there if you choose!

    Caveat -- once you click Preview/Attach a File, you don't have the original post at the bottom to copy and paste, so try to grab your text before going there... or use your browser's Back button if you need to.[img]/w3timages/icons/dizzy.gif[/img]

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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    Dump that pathetic NS that you guys insist on using! In IE, when I double-click the text between the tags I get it highlghted whether there are surrounding spaces or not.
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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    ...now how's about learning how to use the URL tags to make that signature link to your site nice and live? [img]/w3timages/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    [img]/w3timages/icons/nope.gif[/img]...Never!! [img]/w3timages/icons/aflame.gif[/img]

    Seriously, I use Communicator, which nicely facilitates multiple users without logging in and out of windows. When IE gives me that functionality, I'll switch.[img]/w3timages/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    >>nicely facilitates multiple users without logging in and out of windows

    What on earth are you talking about? [img]/w3timages/icons/hairy.gif[/img]
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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    I have one Cable ISP, 4 accounts. With Communicator, not only do each have their own e-mail accounts, but each have their own set of bookmarks etc. I know you can set separate profiles for OL, but I don't think you can with IE. It's kinda like AOL, but without them having a finger in my PC (at least, until they bought out NS?!).
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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    Ouch! However do you keep your cookies intact. [img]/w3timages/icons/nuts.gif[/img]
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    Re: (Word) Handy bookmark macro

    I don't know. NSC does that... it structures its folders similar to what NT or 2K would by setting up profiles for each user and can somehow differentiate between users and their cookies. [img]/w3timages/icons/alien.gif[/img]

    For instance, I use NBCi for my start page, but so do my boys... it knows which is on and doesn't get confused. Similarly, if someone else is logged on to the net, and I sit down at the PC and visit Woody's... it's anonymous, but if I'm on as me... your servers find the cookie(s). Also, when I edit preferences, it affects only that users' preferences (such as I set my history for 3 days... I set my boys' for 10). [img]/w3timages/icons/devil.gif[/img]
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