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  • 30. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    Hi Ralph — good to see you! I don't quite understand how you get so much into your signature; I must be missing something, or you have more capability than I, since you're a Level 9 and I'm only a Level 4. <g> Maybe I'd better take another look at what's available, and see if they've added something since I set mine up.

  • 31. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)

    Another technique for doing a partial quote is cutting and pasting material from the post you're quoting into a reply. In the reply, select the cut and paste text and click the quote button. That's how I generated the following quote:

     

    Cool - that worked (a partial quote) - didn't know I could do a partial

     

    (That way you don't have to hack the full quote down to size, or add multiple empty quote boxes using the advanced editor.)

  • 32. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,285 points)
    There is (I think, anyway) a usability problem I described in this post that makes it hard to tell if you have turned off any of the toggling tools, so you might want to read that to see if it helps.

    Well, I've tried turning them on and off - I can do it fine the first time; after that, it appears to be "stuck" in that mode - i.e. none of the others work.  But I will fiddle around with it a bit more (or, if it gets too frustrating, I'll stop trying to use it..... )

  • 33. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,285 points)
    Another technique for doing a partial quote is cutting and pasting material from the post you're quoting into a reply. In the reply, select the cut and paste text and click the quote button. That's how I generated the following quote:

    Yes, thank you, I just did that...... 

  • 34. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,490 points)

    Hi Sandra,

     

    As I said it's somewhat of a cheat.

     

    If you had an Old Discussions info/spec set, then these were lumped together and added at bottom of the list you can choose from in your settings or Profile page (I forget which).

     

    The Software "prints" these grey as the previous forum software did.

     

    I understand if change it you lose the Description you had which tended to be Machine(s) OS and some witty phrase or other info.

     

    I use TextExpander - a System Add-on - that adds a System Preferences Pane.

    In this you can add text that will be "Converted" when you type the required keystrokes.

     

    I keep one for my Signature.  It includes the HTML to place the pic add the date and time, (Sometimes the iChat Bit which I remove in other forums) and NOW the list of Specs just to make sure it is posted.

     

    The whole thing looks like this

     

     

    <img src="/___sbsstatic___/migration-images/150/15098282-1.png" width=100><br>
     7:15 PM      Friday; April 29, 2011<br>
    <p><br ><span style="color: green; font-family: Apple Casual; font-size: 8pt;"><em>Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"</em></span></p>
    <p> </p>
    <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><span style="color: gray;"> G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) <br /> MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7) <br />, Mac OS X (10.6.7),<br /><br /> "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously</span> </span></p>
    

     

    Depending how I post it changes how it appears.  Above is using the Advanced Editor and the >> symbol (Insert > then the Plain option) to make it appear as close to the original as possible.  (TextExpander automatically changes the code it has in to the current date and time).

     

    I normally select the HTML option and insert the whole thing by replacing one set of the <p></p> tags.

     

    The img tag (img src="url") bit works as regular method for inserting pics.

    The br tag is a new line HTML tag

    The span tag is what changes the colour and size of some of the fonts plus the Fonts themselves (You only see certain Fonts if they are on your Computer for your Browser to use).

     

    I will include the Specs Info the Forums have stored for me as well at the bottom.

     

    You could create similar by using the Advanced Editor to colour, stylise text and info and switch to the HTML Editor and copy that and keep it in a TextEdit doc for pasting back.

    I understand that in "Your View" > Personalise you can create/Drag and Widget for saving HTML but I have not played with it enough to know how to access it all the time (Probably needs two tabs or windows open)

     

    Basically I explained the why I get my Spec info to show every time without going to the Advanced Editor all the time.

     


    7:30 PM      Friday; April 29, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7)
    , Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 35. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,490 points)

    Hi b nior,

     

     

    b noir wrote:

     

    In the reply, select the cut and paste text and click the quote button.

     

    Sounds good.  I just tried in the normal editor and it pasted the whole post.  I could edit it from there.

     

    Maybe I doing something wrong as swapping to the Advanced Editor did not help (I replied on what was highlighted - the selected for Cut and Paste Bit) but it still grabbed the whole Post (I edited it out).

     

    I am reading this right ?

    Highlight the text to be Copied/inserted as Quote and press the Quote option ?

     

    Or do you menu using the Insert > Quote option in the Advanced Editor ?

    That seems to just create a Quote looking space and you can type (Or paste other info in there).

     

    Do I need to actually Copy it to the Clipboard ?

    Probably many ways to do the same thing.

     


    7:44 PM      Friday; April 29, 2011

     

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7)
    , Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

    >

  • 36. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    I've heard of how useful TextExpander is, of course, but I've never gotten around to actually getting and using it. Your explanation is great (as usual), and I may give the TextEdit idea a try at some point. I do wish, though, that we could have more information show automatically, without having to jump through hoops like these, or even without having to switch to the advanced editor. Hmmm … maybe an option to have the advanced editor be the default, if we'd like it to be, would be nice.

  • 37. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,490 points)

    Hi Sandra,

     

    I must admit I started a long time ago with what is now TextExpander.

    It managed somehow to get  free Upgrade to the change to TextExpander (I actually forget the slight name change) and have had free updates to my Current version. (2.8.1)

     

    Upgrading to version 3 and beyond will cost me (And might be Intel only) and I don't use enough of the features to make it worthwhile.

     

    It has expanded, to pun slightly, into something that is versitile in many typing apps. (I only use it for the Discussions really).

    There are other apps that do similar things.

     

    It does tell me though, that I have saved 159 hours at 80 words per minute (like I type that fast) (213 hours at 60 - it does the calculations for you).

     

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    8:58 PM      Friday; April 29, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7)
    , Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 38. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)

    Please excuse the squinched screenshot, Ralph.

     

    We'll cut and paste it into the reply window (basic editor) and then select it:

     

    partial quote.bmp

     

    ... and then clicking the quote button gives us the selection in a quote box:

     

    I am reading this right ?

    Highlight the text to be Copied/inserted as Quote and press the Quote option ?

     

    (Miriam taught me that one. Only she explained it better to me.)

  • 39. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)

    Free upgrades are wonderful, Ralph! But the cost of purchasing the application is the reason I haven't ever done anything about it. I just didn't think I'd get enough use out of it to justify buying it. <g>

  • 40. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,490 points)

    Hi b nior,


    So Copy and Paste  the Text first to the Reply Box, then hit Quote.

    (Miriam taught me that one. Only she explained it better to me.)

     

    YEAY !!

     


    9:14 PM      Friday; April 29, 2011

     

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7)
    , Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 41. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,490 points)

    Seem fair enough

     

    The Advanced Edito (more colours and Font Choices) to create and saving the HTML might be the way to go for the future.

     


    9:19 PM      Friday; April 29, 2011

     

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7)
    , Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 42. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)
    YEAY !!

     

    Yeah, it was one of my ASC "woohoo!" moments too.

     

    One of the other woohoos was Thomas teaching me how to do formatted links ... select the text you want to have as a link, then click the insert-link button, paste the url in the field that comes up and presto! Hyperlinks without having to know even a skerrick of html or wikimarkup.

  • 43. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,490 points)

    Nope.

     

    Haven't got that one yet.

     

    Still using HTML mode then BBCode Xtra in Firefox.

     

    I have glanced at some other threads and noticed people complain about extra lines and stuff.

    It does look like it should be as simple as you suggest Above.

     

    I will get to try it in between keeping up with the areas I follow/post in.

     


    11:19 PM      Friday; April 29, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.7)
    , Mac OS X (10.6.7),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 44. Re: Where is the number of replies indicator?
    R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (14,175 points)

    Ralph Johns (UK) wrote:

    Nope.

    Haven't got that one yet.

    It's really pretty straightforward … once Thomas explained it:

     

    Say you want to link to the main iChat support page at http://www.apple.com/support/ichat. Copy that URL to the clipboard, then type whatever you want in a reply window, for example, "Check out the iChat Support page for more info." Then select (highlight) "iChat Support page" in what you just typed & click on the "Insert Link" tool. Paste the URL into the box & click the "Insert" button. The selected text becomes a clickable link to that URL when you post the reply.

     

    Basically, any text you highlight becomes a link. If you don't select any text, the "raw" URL is inserted instead at the insertion point.