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Re: [Authentic_SCA] How to trim posts

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  • Chris Laning
    ... The details of exactly how depend on what program you re using to read your e-mail. But here s an example. In most programs, when you hit a reply button,
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 26, 2005
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      You wrote:

      >> Mark.... Some, or perhaps many, people are not well versed in
      >computer geekdom. Would you show, tell, explain, demonstrate... how
      >to 'trim' posts? Noble/Bre'nain

      The details of exactly how depend on what program you're using to read your e-mail. But here's an example.

      In most programs, when you hit a "reply" button, the message you're replying to appears on your screen. You can then, as Jehanne said, edit it down to just the minimum necessary to give context to your answer. It's useful to do this _before_ you write your reply -- since once you're done writing, you may just hit the "send" button without thinking.

      If you _don't_ see the message you're replying to on the screen, hunt around in your e-mail program's settings (or preferences, or options, or whatever they call it). Somewhere there _should_ be an option that says something like "show quoted text when replying" or "include original message". Make sure it is ON, and see if that makes it possible for you to see and edit the message next time you click "Reply."

      Be sure also that any options that say things like "ATTACH original message" or "include quoted text as ATTACHMENT" are turned OFF. You don't want attachments, you want the original text right there on your screen where you can see it.

      So for instance, if you hit "Reply" and see this on your screen (everything between the *****)

      *********************************************
      >From: Chrissy Leis <chrissy@amis......>
      >Sent: Jan 26, 2005 5:15 AM
      >To: Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [Authentic_SCA] Feb 14 Hand Arts Workshop
      >
      >
      >Feb 14 Hand Arts Workshop for Camp Followers at Ft. Meigs, Perrysburg, OH
      >
      >Sponsored by Smoke and Fire Co. Fee is $20 per person, Learn Knitting, Lucet
      >cord making, spinning and weaving, hand sewing, make thread buttons.
      >
      >http://www.smoke-fire.com/pdf/2004events.pdf
      >
      >
      >----------------------------------------------------
      >This is the Authentic SCA eGroup
      >Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
      *************************************************************

      ... just highlight the text you want to remove, hit the "delete" button, and you're left with something like this:

      ***********************************************

      >Feb 14 Hand Arts Workshop for Camp Followers at Ft. Meigs, Perrysburg, OH
      >
      >Sponsored by Smoke and Fire Co. Fee is $20 per person, Learn Knitting, Lucet
      >cord making, spinning and weaving, hand sewing, make thread buttons.

      **********************************************

      .... then write your reply.

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      O (Lady) Christian de Holacombe
      + Chris Laning <claning@...>
      Shire of Windy Meads, Kingdom of the West
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