Friday, 14 November 2014

Quote selected text when replying to emails in Gmail

When replying to an email, it can be helpful to directly relate your reply to specific parts of the recipients original message. For example, when addressing a particular question or statement. The ‘Quote selected text’ lab in Gmail gives you this functionality. Any text you have highlighted prior to clicking the reply button will be quoted in the message reply.

To enable the Quote selected text lab

1. Click the Settings cog > Settings.

2. Select the Labs tab.

3. Find and enable the Quote selected text lab.

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4. Click Save changes.


To use the Quote selected text lab

1. Open the email you want to reply to.

2. Highlight the text you want to quote in your reply.

3. Click the Reply button/link.

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The quoted text will be automatically copied into the reply.

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4. Compose your message and click Send.



1 comment:

  1. This is crazy, apparently the option to copy and paste got ticked off in some update or something. Now with the outlined change I can copy within gmail all the time.

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