Here is a short tutorial on how to add quoted text to a message. 1. The first step is to 'capture' the text that you want to quote. One way to do this is to use your mouse to highlight the text (hold down left mouse button, drag to highlight the text, release mouse button) and then hold down the CONTROL key (labelled Ctrl, lower left on the keyboard) and the C key at the same time. This will copy the text. Another way to do this is to highlight the text and then, using the Menu bar at the top left of your Internet browser, chose Edit > Copy (example image copy in this post). 2. Create your new message by hitting the Reply button. 3. Type your own content into the new message, up until the point where you want to use the quote. 4. Paste the text that you had copied (it has been stored in a imaginary Windows clipboard) by hitting the Control and V keys at the same time, or by accessing Edit > Paste from the browser menu. 5. Use your mouse to highlight the text again. Click on the quote symbol in the message menu (last symbol on the right , see image step5). The text should then have quote tags (in [ ] square brackets) around it (see image step5_result) and the process is complete. If you want to quote several bits of text from the same thread, you can scroll down on the page and see the previous 15 replies. If the thread is a long one, there will be a little message at the bottom of the screen giving you the option to see the entire thread. Warning: This display of the entire thread will open in a new window, but the copy and paste techniques will be the same as outlined above. TIP: Each post has a QUOTE button in the lower right hand corner. Hitting that button will automatically generate a reply to the thread with all the text quoted. It can sometime be easier to cut out the text you don't want to quote (Control key and X key together or Edit > Cut from the menu). You can then leave it as one block of quoted text, or break it up into sections, with your own comments in between. Just make sure that each block of quoted text has its own starting and ending [ ] quote tags. TIP: The steps above can also be used for formatting text in other ways - colours, size, font, bold, italic , underline. Just highlight the text to be formatted and then use the meun options at the top of the message window. TIP: If you're not sure how your formatting has come out, you can always Preview your post to check the results or edit it after posting it.