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This is probably a very stupid question, but I'm not too technologically inclined. I see often when someone 's post is containing an excerpt from a book or an article, recommended changes, etc. it's often on a yellow surface. Someone has even edited my post containing an excerpt from my own book to have a yellow background. I didn't mind it, but it furthered my curiosity as to how one does this.

  • Are you asking about cite blocks (quoted text)? – πάντα ῥεῖ Mar 19 '18 at 22:29
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    BTW a great way to find out how certain things were formatted in a post, you can press on the edit button under a post, and it will show you all the tricks used. – aBochur Mar 19 '18 at 23:11
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    @πάνταῥεῖ this comment is totally not needed. (Same low level as LMGTFY) – Shadow Wizard Mar 20 '18 at 12:19
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Simply prepend your text with a greater-than sign.

> This is quoted text

results in

This is quoted text

Many more details available when clicking the question mark in the upper right of the post editor, including a link to the full Markdown Editing Help page.

  • Yes, thank you! But does that mean I have to have greater-than sign for every line in my quoted text? @ale – A. Kvåle Mar 19 '18 at 22:32
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    Just highlight your text and click the double-quote button to see the greater than signs placed appropriately. – PolyGeo Mar 19 '18 at 22:43
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    @PolyGeo Except "appropriately" is not the same as "as necessary"... you only need one greater than sign per paragraph. – Catija Mar 19 '18 at 22:56

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