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Gutcher 27 Aug 18 - 08:17 AM
Steve Shaw 27 Aug 18 - 08:20 AM
Gutcher 27 Aug 18 - 08:32 AM
Jos 27 Aug 18 - 08:41 AM
Jack Campin 27 Aug 18 - 09:02 AM
Gutcher 27 Aug 18 - 09:06 AM
Stilly River Sage 27 Aug 18 - 09:09 AM
Gutcher 27 Aug 18 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,Jon 27 Aug 18 - 09:22 AM
Gutcher 27 Aug 18 - 09:39 AM
Jos 27 Aug 18 - 09:43 AM
Stanron 27 Aug 18 - 10:19 AM
Gutcher 27 Aug 18 - 10:47 AM
leeneia 27 Aug 18 - 12:46 PM
BobL 28 Aug 18 - 02:20 AM
Keith A of Hertford 28 Aug 18 - 04:47 AM
Gutcher 28 Aug 18 - 05:57 AM
Gutcher 28 Aug 18 - 06:09 AM
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Subject: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Gutcher
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 08:17 AM

About to make a reply in a thread. I may have to complete the answer at a later date.
The question is how can I save the part of the reply already typed which will be lost when the computer is turned off between sessions.
A simple explanation is required as I do not understand computer jargon being self taught on this machine.
Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 08:20 AM

Copy it into an email and send it to yourself.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Gutcher
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 08:32 AM

Thanks Steve
The object of the exercise is to do the minimum of typing.
Does copying it into an email involve retyping?


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Jos
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 08:41 AM

Highlight the text and press CTRL+C.
Then go to the email or a Word document, put your cursor where you want the text to appear, and press CTRL+V.
Then either send yourself the email or save the Word document.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 09:02 AM

What system are you using?

On an iPhone: point and hold in the text you want to save - the area will go blue and you will get a "Copy" option. Do that, quit Safari, open the Notes app, press "New", hold you finger down in the area for entering text and you will get a "Paste" option. Do that and then save what you've done.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Gutcher
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 09:06 AM

Fine Jos, have taken to word document now how do I bring it back to the thread reply box?

Would it be alright to complete the reply in word document and then return it to the reply box. Is this possible?


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 09:09 AM

What Jos said. Highlight and "control C" then in Notepad use "Control V" to paste. Save it where you can find again.

Or write part and post it then come back later and share the rest.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Gutcher
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 09:12 AM

Sorry Jack--am so green I do not know the system I am using.
I use a desk-top computer, is this what you mean by system?


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 09:22 AM

If I'm reading this right...

You'd be better off composing the post on a word processor on your desktop, saving as needed and then posting to Mudcat when everything is complete.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Gutcher
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 09:39 AM

The question is Jos how do I transfer back to the Mudcat reply to thread box from word or email.
Your advice on how to transfer out worked without problem, is there a simple method to transfer back.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Jos
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 09:43 AM

Yes, when you are ready, open the Word document that you saved and continue composing there (it's easier to read and check it and to make corrections there). Then copy and paste the whole thing (CTRL+C, CTRL+V) as before to transfer it into a Mudcat 'Reply to Thread' box, and press 'Submit Message'.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Stanron
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 10:19 AM

If you use a desktop computer the odds are your operating system is either Windows, Mac or Linux. Most people have Windows, poor suckers. Perhaps that should read rich suckers. On Windows your word processor will be called 'Word' and your text editor will be called 'Notepad'. It's good practice, especially with long posts, to write your posts in one of these first, and then copy and paste it into Mudcat. If the post gets into the forum OK you may not wish to save it on your computer. Just close the editor window and select 'Close without saving'.

If you are using a desktop computer then you should be using a standard keyboard. The bottom, left most, key should be 'Ctrl' called Control. You can use this key with other keys to select, copy and paste text from one program to another.

Press 'Ctrl' and the letter 'A' at the same time and everything you have typed will become highlighted. You have to have typed something first for this to work.

Alternatively you can run your cursor, or caret, over some of the text and that will become highlighted.

Press 'Ctrl' and the letter 'C' at the same time and highlighted text is copied to a bit of the computer memory called the 'Clipboard'.

Open another application, a Word processor, text editor or a forum post window, and press 'Ctrl' plus the letter 'V' at the same time. The text that was copied from the first place will be copied into the second one.

If you want to save your text from a word processor or text editor the option to save the file is under the 'File' menu at the top left of your page.

It's not best practice to save files to the 'Desktop' although lots of people do this. Save them to a folder called 'Documents' if you can find it. Maybe in the Documents folder open a new one called 'Mudcat Posts' and save it there.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Gutcher
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 10:47 AM

Thanks Jos.
Am now ready to compose an answer to the required thread in my one finger typing mode.
As the man said this may take some time as the said answer is contained in an oral story which takes over an hour in the telling {Archived SoSS Edinburgh Uni. post Kist of Riches} so it will require a carefull pruning to keep it to a reasonable length and to avoid too many attacks from Google "Historians".


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: leeneia
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 12:46 PM

Threads grow so fast, it's good to reply to an issue soon. Post part of your answer, then say something like "Have to leave - more later."

Because later, someone may have highjacked the thread, and the person you want to help has lost interest and will never be back to see your answer.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: BobL
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 02:20 AM

By the way - it's one of those things everyone knows so nobody tells you - you don't actually try to press Ctrl and the other keys simultaneously. With Ctrl, Shift or Alt (or indeed any combination of them), you press and hold the modifier key, then while holding it, type the required character. Apologies to the everyone who already knew this.

Once upon a time, operating systems had a Help feature which allowed you to look up useful information. However this was discontinued about 10 years ago and replaced by an Internet search, which tends to come up with a whole load of irrelevant stuff and is of no use whatsoever if you're offline. But, if you start your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) and type "keyboard shortcuts" in the search box - identifiable by a magnifying glass symbol in the newer and worse versions - you will be directed to some long lists of fancy keyboard tricks, too many to remember but perhaps worth printing out and keeping handy.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 04:47 AM

No need to go to e mail.
PM it to yourself.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Gutcher
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 05:57 AM

Thanks All

While I am on a roll one further snag:--
When I receive an email which has a blue part to click to open a ref.etc. up comes a message--contact your system administrator--who or what is my S.A. and how do I contact them?


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Gutcher
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 06:09 AM

P.S. when a blue-click part is in the body of the email I then have to contact the sender and ask them to send the ref. as an attachment to an email.


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: DaveRo
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 08:22 AM

Gutcher wrote: who or what is my S.A...?
If it's your own computer, you are! The message probably means that the computer is not configured to link your email reader with your browser.

To advise we'd need to know much more about the computer - what version of Windows (if it is windows), what browser you use (Internet Exporer?), and what program you use to read email (the browser?, Outlook?). Better to get someone local to help.

If you happen to be using Google Chrome browser my Mudcat Browser Tools addon (q.v.) saves posts automatically - just preview it to save. You can recover it later with one click


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Subject: RE: Can one save part answer to thread
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 08:36 AM

Another method of copy/pasting if you're using a mouse or touch-pad to select the text you want to save - when you've selected it right-click the mouse/touch-pad and select 'Copy' in the drop-down. Go to the document you want to save the text in, point to the place you want to save it, right-click and select 'Paste' in the drop-down.


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