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6 minutes ago, Carborendum said:

1) Click into the quoted post.
2) Place your cursor at the end of the line that you wish to address.
3) Hit "Enter" twice. 

As long as there is a carriage return both before and after the cursor, it will split the quote automatically.  This means you may have to hit "Enter", backspace to the previous paragraph, then hit enter twice.  You'll have to try it to see what I mean. 

Oh.  I didn't know that.  E.g.:

  • Put your cursor after "3) Hit "Enter" twice."
  • Hit "Enter"
  • Move your cursor back to after "3) Hit "Enter" twice."
  • Hit "Enter" twice and you'll get this:
6 minutes ago, Carborendum said:

1) Click into the quoted post.
2) Place your cursor at the end of the line that you wish to address.
3) Hit "Enter" twice. 

 

6 minutes ago, Carborendum said:

 

As long as there is a carriage return both before and after the cursor, it will split the quote automatically.  This means you may have to hit "Enter", backspace to the previous paragraph, then hit enter twice.  You'll have to try it to see what I mean. 

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Sometimes hitting enter twice in a row splits the quote.  Sometimes it puts in multiple hard returns.  If it puts in multiple hard returns, moving the cursor back to the end of the line where you started hitting enter, and doing it twice more will definitely split the quote.

If I get more time, I may try to figure out why hitting enter twice doesn't always do the same thing.

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2 minutes ago, zil said:

Oh.  I didn't know that.  E.g.:

  • Put your cursor after "3) Hit "Enter" twice."
  • Hit "Enter"
  • Move your cursor back to after "3) Hit "Enter" twice."
  • Hit "Enter" twice and you'll get this:

 

Yes.  Then you can type a bit between the two portions of a post to respond to a single statement or paragraph.

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1 minute ago, zil said:

Sometimes hitting enter twice in a row splits the quote.  Sometimes it puts in multiple hard returns.  If it puts in multiple hard returns, moving the cursor back to the end of the line where you started hitting enter, and doing it twice more will definitely split the quote.

If I get more time, I may try to figure out why hitting enter twice doesn't always do the same thing.

If there is text sitting in front of the cursor, that's the thing that prevents it from splitting the quote.

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Just now, Carborendum said:

Yes.  Then you can type a bit between the two portions of a post to respond to a single statement or paragraph.

I've always just selected the bit, quoted it, typed; selected the next bit, quoted it, typed; etc.  Now I'll do this when I want to respond "in-line" to a large block of text.

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2 hours ago, Carborendum said:

If there is text sitting in front of the cursor, .

Interesting

2 hours ago, Carborendum said:

that's the thing that prevents it from splitting the quote.

So, that's how it's done...

Never knew about this.

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4 minutes ago, JohnsonJones said:

Interesting

So, that's how it's done...

Never knew about this.

Great!  Now I have two people doing it.  Too bad Scott hasn't learned this trick yet.  It would save him a lot of work.

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Just now, Vort said:

...waiting for @zil to draw a picture of Carb on a roll...

Speaking of roll, could you please pass the jelly?

Cue Elvis: Thank you, thank you very much -ehh...

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3 hours ago, Carborendum said:

OK.  Again, just in case you don't know.  The "+" sign next to "Quote" at the bottom is the multi-quote function.  Give it a whirl.  I think you'll find it easier to use than what you've been doing.

And when you want to split up a long post into multiple ones:

1) Click into the quoted post.
2) Place your cursor at the end of the line that you wish to address.
3) Hit "Enter" twice. 

Dang. Who knew?

3 hours ago, Carborendum said:

As long as there is a carriage return both before and after the cursor, it will split the quote automatically.  This means you may have to hit "Enter", backspace to the previous paragraph, then hit enter twice.  You'll have to try it to see what I mean. 

4) Then you can repeat this for every segment of the post you want to separate.

 

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5 hours ago, Carborendum said:

OK.  Again, just in case you don't know.  The "+" sign next to "Quote" at the bottom is the multi-quote function.  Give it a whirl.  I think you'll find it easier to use than what you've been doing.

And when you want to split up a long post into multiple ones:

 

OK, got it.   Old habits die hard though; I'll try to remember to use this.

5 hours ago, Carborendum said:

As long as there is a carriage return both before and after the cursor, it will split the quote automatically.  This means you may have to hit "Enter", backspace to the previous paragraph, then hit enter twice.  You'll have to try it to see what I mean. 

4) Then you can repeat this for every segment of the post you want to separate.

 

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On 12/4/2018 at 11:00 AM, Carborendum said:

OK.  Again, just in case you don't know.  The "+" sign next to "Quote" at the bottom is the multi-quote function.  Give it a whirl.  I think you'll find it easier to use than what you've been doing.

And when you want to split up a long post into multiple ones:

1) Click into the quoted post.
2) Place your cursor at the end of the line that you wish to address.
3) Hit "Enter" twice. 

I've never done this before either - had to give it a try.

On 12/4/2018 at 11:00 AM, Carborendum said:

As long as there is a carriage return both before and after the cursor, it will split the quote automatically.  This means you may have to hit "Enter", backspace to the previous paragraph, then hit enter twice.  You'll have to try it to see what I mean. 

4) Then you can repeat this for every segment of the post you want to separate.

Thanks for sharing your forum super powers

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