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New Feature: Quote Breaker

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MarkFL

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Feb 24, 2012
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Hello, MHB Community! (Wave)

We are very pleased to announce the introduction of a new feature. This feature is the brainchild of Ackbach , who opined one day that it would be nice if when we quote a post, we could have some way to easily "break a quote" when we wish to address multiple points within the quoted post separately. Suppose you have quoted a post...what you will now see will be like this:

mhb_quotebreak_01.png

To use this new feature you must have your editor in "Source Mode"...the toolbar button at the upper left will be blue. If you are in "WYSIWYG" mode, the button will be white. So, if the button is white, click the button to change to "Source Mode."

Put your cursor where you wish to break the quote (in this example I have put the cursor in between [B][/B] tags to demonstrate how certain tags will be closed up and reopened when the quote is broken. Now click the "Quote Break" button at the lower left of the editor, and you will get:

mhb_quotebreak_02.png

Notice the open bold tags are closed in the closed quote, and reopened in the continuation of the quote, and your cursor is conveniently locate in between the quote fragments, ready for you to address the point given directly before the point at which you broke the quote! (Clapping)

If you click the "Quote Break" button while in "WYSIWYG" mode, you will be alerted that you need to switch to "Source" mode, and if you click the "Quote Break" button when your cursor is not within a valid quote block, you will be alerted to that as well.

This works when you have quoted multiple posts as well, as the opening quote tag for the quote block within which your cursor is located is used to construct the new quote continuation. This feature also works within private messages.

If you have any questions/comments, please feel free to post in this thread.

-MHB Staff.
 

Greg

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Feb 5, 2013
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Kudos!
 

mathlearn

Active member
Jul 24, 2016
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Hello, MHB Community! (Wave)

We are very pleased to announce the introduction of a new feature. This feature is the brainchild of Ackbach , who opined one day that it would be nice if when we quote a post, we could have some way to easily "break a quote" when we wish to address multiple points within the quoted post separately.
The 'Quote Break' is very helpful and this remembers me of the time where I had to copy & delete the same quote to use different parts of the same quote in the same post which was frustrating!! (Worried)

Thanks Ackbach for coming up with this tremendously helpful concept & Mark for building it!! (Smile)(Yes) and hope this feature would also count as a gift for MHB!! on our 5th birthday (Cake)
 

Joppy

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MHB Math Helper
Mar 17, 2016
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