How to quote someone in a post

The images included are from an iPad. The process is similar on other devices.

When you wish to directly quote another member’s comment in your own post, first touch the screen to begin highlighting the targeting content:


Next, touch and drag the blue dot/lines to precisely choose the content you wish to quote. When you have the exact verbiage you wish to quote, select the pop-up option “Quote.”

You will see the content included in your discussion box in the bottom half of your screen. A preview is provided on the right side. You are now free to add your own comments around the quote.

If you wish to quote other content in the same discussion box, repeat these steps.


Building on Lorraine’s topic, I often quote sources outside of TuD, like text from a research study. What I do is mark the text in the external source which can be done in variety of ways but I use my trackpad and click and hold with one finger and then drag a finger from my other hand to mark the text. I use the “control + C” to copy that text and then return to the TuD editing window.

I then paste that text with a “control + V” keystroke combination. In order to show that these are not your original words but something quoted from an outside source, mark the pasted text in the TuD edit window and then click this edit window icon: 52%20AM

The copied text then is shifted to the right and graphically marked with grey highlights. This reinforces the visual look that these words are quoted from somewhere else, like the sample below.

Dec 18, 2017 - Aspirin , or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is commonly used as a pain reliever for minor aches and pains and to reduce fever. It is also an …

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I did not know this about outside text. Thanks, Terry.