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How to... Post A Comment Using Multiple Quotes From A Previous Post

BrynmorBrynmor Posts: 378 admin

To post a Comment quoting an entire previous post can be easily done by clicking the Quote option under the post from the "Flag Quote Agree Like" options.

But what if you want to quote just one or two sentences from a post?

Lets give an example using the following text:


Versus Arthritis Online Community

An online community for people living with arthritis and people caring and supporting those living with arthritis to share experiences and ask questions. A safe space for people living with arthritis to access and give support.


I want to take one part "people living with arthritis and people caring and supporting those living with arthritis" and use it as a quotation. (And yes, I know that putting it between quotation marks does this! 😃 )


The Comment Box has a number of tools that can be used to format text. One of them is to mark a paragraph as a Heading; part of a list; or Special Format (like a quotation) The pop-up menu that holds these formatting tools is found to the left of the current paragraph outside the the Comment Box and looks like a "backwards P".

So, returning to the issue: quoting a sentence from another post. The three steps to mark it as a quotation are:

  1. Select and then copy the sentence into memory (e.g. use CTRL-C in Windows)
  2. Paste the sentence into your Comment in the appropriate place
  3. Use the Format Text tools (click "backwards P") and select Quotation from the Special Format list

Remember to use @username if appropriate in your reply to show where the quotation has come from.


Back to the example: quoting the partial sentence above.

First Copy and then Paste the sentence to a new line. Then select the Format Text Tool (click "backwards P"). Then select Quote from the pop-up. Lastly, @username and continue the post.


people living with arthritis and people caring and supporting those living with arthritis

@Parlicoot this refers to something you said in our last conversation... and so on.


You can now quote a person using different parts of a longer post as part of your Comment within the Discussion.


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