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RLG

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Let me start by saying I have no talent what so ever with technology. I am still trying to navigate the new facebook. How do you guys get the highlighter feature to work in the box of quoted text from a previous post.

Thank you.

RLG
 

kama_s

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Hey RLG,

When you post something, there are a bunch of tool options on top of the post box. One of them has a yellow colour to it and has a pen sign with the alphabets ''ab''. So when you want to highlight a text in yellow, highlight it with your mouse and then click that yellow button. And that''s it!

Hope this helps. If not, ask me again!
 

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I can''t seem to get it to highlight text in box of quoted text that is kinda shaded blue.
 

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Date: 4/18/2009 11:53:41 AM
Author: RLG
I can't seem to get it to highlight text in box of quoted text that is kinda shaded blue.
Highlight it with your mouse so the text you want to colour is blue. Then go immediately to the yellow box with ab on it above then click on the yellow box. That should bring up the highlight. If you can't highlight the text in blue with your mouse, click the mouse until the cursor shows up beside it then click and drag to highlight.

Are you using Internet Explorer?
 

April20

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Date: 4/18/2009 11:53:41 AM
Author: RLG
I can''t seem to get it to highlight text in box of quoted text that is kinda shaded blue.
When you hover over the text in the blue box you want to highlight, you get something that looks kind of like a plus sign. Once you have that, double click in the blue box. Click one more time where you want to highlight. This will give you a cursor. Use that to select the text you want to highlight. Once you have the text selected, hit the highlight button.
 

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Date: 4/18/2009 11:57:54 AM
Author: April20

Date: 4/18/2009 11:53:41 AM
Author: RLG
I can''t seem to get it to highlight text in box of quoted text that is kinda shaded blue.
When you hover over the text in the blue box you want to highlight, you get something that looks kind of like a plus sign. Once you have that, double click in the blue box. Click one more time where you want to highlight. This will give you a cursor. Use that to select the text you want to highlight. Once you have the text selected, hit the highlight button.
Ok. For the life of me I could not get that to work earlier this week.
It just kept selecting the box as a whole and never the actual text inside the box. I am using explorer. Anyways seems to work now.
Thank you!
 

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Date: 4/18/2009 11:57:54 AM
Author: April20
When you hover over the text in the blue box you want to highlight, you
Date: 4/18/2009 11:53:41 AM
Author: RLG
I can''t seem to get it to highlight text in box of quoted text that is kinda shaded blue.
get something that looks kind of like a plus sign. Once you have that, double click in the blue box. Click one more time where you want to highlight. This will give you a cursor. Use that to select the text you want to highlight. Once you have the text selected, hit the highlight button.
Neither my work or home computer will allow me to highlight a post on PS. It gives me the ''circle with a slash'' to tell me it''s a no go.

I resort to copy and paste sometimes.
 

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Date: 4/18/2009 12:13:19 PM
Author: HollyS
Date: 4/18/2009 11:57:54 AM

Author: April20

When you hover over the text in the blue box you want to highlight, you

Date: 4/18/2009 11:53:41 AM

Author: RLG

I can''t seem to get it to highlight text in box of quoted text that is kinda shaded blue.
get something that looks kind of like a plus sign. Once you have that, double click in the blue box. Click one more time where you want to highlight. This will give you a cursor. Use that to select the text you want to highlight. Once you have the text selected, hit the highlight button.

Neither my work or home computer will allow me to highlight a post on PS. It gives me the ''circle with a slash'' to tell me it''s a no go.


I resort to copy and paste sometimes.
Holly, i cant even do that. is anyone using a Macbook? i''m on a macbook using safari... i cant for the life of me see any type in yellow. i can highlight just fine..but have no funtion to turn it yellow. my options to the left of the box are bold, italics, underline or strikeout. that''s it.

am i missing something?
 

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Date: 4/18/2009 2:28:24 PM
Author: whitby_2773
Date: 4/18/2009 12:13:19 PM

Author: HollyS

Date: 4/18/2009 11:57:54 AM


Author: April20


When you hover over the text in the blue box you want to highlight, you


Date: 4/18/2009 11:53:41 AM


Author: RLG


I can''t seem to get it to highlight text in box of quoted text that is kinda shaded blue.
get something that looks kind of like a plus sign. Once you have that, double click in the blue box. Click one more time where you want to highlight. This will give you a cursor. Use that to select the text you want to highlight. Once you have the text selected, hit the highlight button.


Neither my work or home computer will allow me to highlight a post on PS. It gives me the ''circle with a slash'' to tell me it''s a no go.



I resort to copy and paste sometimes.
Holly, i cant even do that. is anyone using a Macbook? i''m on a macbook using safari... i cant for the life of me see any type in yellow. i can highlight just fine..but have no funtion to turn it yellow. my options to the left of the box are bold, italics, underline or strikeout. that''s it.


am i missing something?
Me too. I do not have the highlight function.
I am on a HP running firefox.
 

whitby_2773

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ok - decided to try the other options...

Bold
Italics
Strikeout
Underline

still no highlighting option that i can see - and i''m stil on my macbook, but this time on firefox...
 

whitby_2773

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BeachRunner, i think in future i''ll just Bold things i want to highlight...
 

BeachRunner

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Date: 4/18/2009 2:38:50 PM
Author: whitby_2773
BeachRunner, i think in future i''ll just Bold things i want to highlight...
Yup, that is what I usually do as well.
 

RLG

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That makes me feel better. Now that I can highlight I need to learn how to use all of the smiley faces that aren''t normal options at the bottom of the posting screen.
 

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Date: 4/18/2009 7:10:17 PM
Author: RLG
That makes me feel better. Now that I can highlight I need to learn how to use all of the smiley faces that aren''t normal options at the bottom of the posting screen.
That one I CAN help you with! See
link for various smileys!
 

arjunajane

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oohh, while we''re here, can someone Please tell me how to quote two different comments in the same reply?
I cannot figure this one out!
I''m using IE..
Lozza, anyone?
 

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Date: 4/18/2009 2:36:12 PM
Author: BeachRunner
Date: 4/18/2009 2:28:24 PM

Author: whitby_2773

Date: 4/18/2009 12:13:19 PM


Author: HollyS


Date: 4/18/2009 11:57:54 AM



Author: April20



When you hover over the text in the blue box you want to highlight, you



Date: 4/18/2009 11:53:41 AM



Author: RLG



I can't seem to get it to highlight text in box of quoted text that is kinda shaded blue.
get something that looks kind of like a plus sign. Once you have that, double click in the blue box. Click one more time where you want to highlight. This will give you a cursor. Use that to select the text you want to highlight. Once you have the text selected, hit the highlight button.



Neither my work or home computer will allow me to highlight a post on PS. It gives me the 'circle with a slash' to tell me it's a no go.




I resort to copy and paste sometimes.

Holly, i cant even do that. is anyone using a Macbook? i'm on a macbook using safari... i cant for the life of me see any type in yellow. i can highlight just fine..but have no funtion to turn it yellow. my options to the left of the box are bold, italics, underline or strikeout. that's it.



am i missing something?

Me too. I do not have the highlight function.
I am on a HP running firefox.

There is no option to highlight in FF you can do it manually :)


THIS SHOULD BE IN A YELLOW BACKGROUND :)




The code for it is
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To make your code work you will need to remove both *'s :)
 

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Date: 4/18/2009 7:27:53 PM
Author: BeachRunner
Date: 4/18/2009 7:10:17 PM

Author: RLG

That makes me feel better. Now that I can highlight I need to learn how to use all of the smiley faces that aren't normal options at the bottom of the posting screen.

That one I CAN help you with! See

link for various smileys!
Date: 4/19/2009 2:53:30 AM
Author: arjunajane
oohh, while we're here, can someone Please tell me how to quote two different comments in the same reply?

I cannot figure this one out!

I'm using IE..

Lozza, anyone?


AJ

1) Open up each person you want to quote in a new tab/window depending on how you like to browse :)
2) Hit the quote on each tab
3) Cut and paste the second person you want to quote
4) Paste it before the [*/quote*] tag in the previous persons reply :)
5) Paste your respone below that
6) Hit preview to make sure it looks like it should (not nessecary I just do this for every post :razz:)
7) Hit Submit :) VOLIA :)


Does that make sense?
 

arjunajane

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Hey Dee,
thankyou for responding - but errmm..not really sorry!
I did try it, but what does the quote tag look like?
 

Deelight

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that button :)

ETA: By tab I meant the new tab or window you have opened :)sorry for not making that clear :)

quotebuttonyay.JPG
 

arjunajane

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I''m sorry, I can''t get it to work! I feel really dumb

Are you sure it works with IE? I see you''re using FF..

Here''s how far I get, pls tell me what I''m doing wrong!

Hit reply and then quote to a post in this thread
Open up this thread in another tab, and hit reply than quote in that one.
Cut the quote from the second tab..
now I get lost!

I''m not sure where I''m suppoed to paste it? If I paste it in my reply in my first tab,
it doesn''t show up in a box.

I''m sure this is really simple and I look idiotic right now, but I want to be able to do it dammit, lol!
 

RLG

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Oh don''t feel dumb. Obviously you aren’t the only one here who has troubles. I couldn''t figure out how to highlight. Someone will get you set straight and quoting in no time at all.
 

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Date: 4/19/2009 9:37:44 AM
Author: arjunajane
I'm sorry, I can't get it to work! I feel really dumb

Are you sure it works with IE? I see you're using FF..

Here's how far I get, pls tell me what I'm doing wrong!

Hit reply and then quote to a post in this thread
Open up this thread in another tab, and hit reply than quote in that one.
Cut the quote from the second tab..
now I get lost!

I'm not sure where I'm suppoed to paste it? If I paste it in my reply in my first tab,
it doesn't show up in a box.

I'm sure this is really simple and I look idiotic right now, but I want to be able to do it dammit, lol!
When you copy the quoted bit out of the second window you've opened, paste it into the reply window where your first quote is. Then you will need to manually put the quote tags around the text in order to get it to show up in a blue box.

Here's a screenshot of the reply window and how/where to put the quote tag. Quote is a 'paired tag' which means it has an 'on' and an 'off'. The 'on' statement is quote in [square brackets] and the 'off' statement is /quote in [square brackets]. Everything in between the 'on' and 'off' will be included in the quote you are making. I hope this helps.


codefor2ndquote.jpg
 

arjunajane

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Date: 4/19/2009 12:51:03 PM
Author: girlie-girl



Date: 4/19/2009 9:37:44 AM
Author: arjunajane
I'm sorry, I can't get it to work! I feel really dumb

Are you sure it works with IE? I see you're using FF..

Here's how far I get, pls tell me what I'm doing wrong!

Hit reply and then quote to a post in this thread
Open up this thread in another tab, and hit reply than quote in that one.
Cut the quote from the second tab..
now I get lost!

I'm not sure where I'm suppoed to paste it? If I paste it in my reply in my first tab,
it doesn't show up in a box.

I'm sure this is really simple and I look idiotic right now, but I want to be able to do it dammit, lol!
When you copy the quoted bit out of the second window you've opened, paste it into the reply window where your first quote is. Then you will need to manually put the quote tags around the text in order to get it to show up in a blue box.

Here's a screenshot of the reply window and how/where to put the quote tag. Quote is a 'paired tag' which means it has an 'on' and an 'off'. The 'on' statement is quote in [square brackets] and the 'off' statement is /quote in [square brackets]. Everything in between the 'on' and 'off' will be included in the quote you are making. I hope this helps.
Yes it does, thankyou so much GG! I had no idea how to write those tag things - I'm useless with html (clearly, lol).
thankyou!!

Yay, I did it!! Thankyou very much GG and Dee
- now, look out PS, I'm off to double and triple quote ppl, lol !




Date: 4/19/2009 4:43:49 AM
Author: arjunajane
Hey Dee,
thankyou for responding - but errmm..not really sorry!
I did try it, but what does the quote tag look like?
 

Deelight

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Sorry AJ I do use FF but I didn''t see this till now but looks all sorted anyway :)
 

arjunajane

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Date: 4/20/2009 4:47:21 AM
Author: Deelight
Sorry AJ I do use FF but I didn''t see this till now but looks all sorted anyway :)
yep, I did it!
cheers for your help hon
 

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Date: 4/18/2009 2:37:03 PM
Author: whitby_2773
ok - decided to try the other options...


Bold

Italics

Strikeout

Underline


still no highlighting option that i can see - and i''m stil on my macbook, but this time on firefox...
Test
Test

Test
Test

This are all the options I have as well
 

lliang_chi

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Wow, I don''t get as many formatting options when I reply. Might be a Mac vs PC thing. So far I haven''t been too bothered by it...
 
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