Quote levels in Mail
Well-known chat apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage have a handy function, with which you can easily “quote” someone else’s pronunciation. With this function you can reply directly to someone’s message and keep the conversation a bit organized. The Mail app also contains a function that is very similar to this, although it works slightly differently. In this article, we’ll show you how to quote levels in Mail using your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Quoting on iPhone and iPad
In the email you can quote someone’s statement by copying it and adding it to your email. To indicate that you are responding to something, you can increase the copied text by a quote level. Do you want to use different quote levels on your iPhone or iPad? Follow these steps to add them to your email:
- Make sure you have a new mail message open on your iPhone or iPad. Then tap a line where you want to enter a quote.
- Then press the button Quote level.
- Choose Increase if you want to enter a quote level. You can delete a citation level with Decrease or by pressing backspace.
As you can see, a purple quote level appears in your email message. The next level you add is turquoise. From the third level, your quote will remain green. There isn’t really a limit to how many quote levels you can use. The only question is whether that is useful, since it makes the message a bit cluttered.
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Quoting on Mac
The same function can of course also be found on your Mac. There are several ways you can use quote levels on your Mac: through the menu bar, your keyboard, or with your mouse. So choose what you like! Here’s how you use these three different ways:
- Via the menu bar: go to Format> Quote level and choose Increase of Decrease.
- Key combination: To increase the quote, use the keys cmd (⌘) + ‘ and to decrease a quote the keys cmd (⌘) + option (⌥) + ‘.
- With the mouse: Place your mouse in the text and right click. Then choose from the window for Quote level> Increase of Decrease.
If you want to close a quote level, just press enter. The cursor then jumps to the next line, after which you can continue writing your email in the way you usually do. You delete a quote level with backspace or in a way as mentioned above.
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Adjust quote levels on your Mac
The colors of the different quote levels are customizable on your Mac. By default, the same colors are used as on your iPhone. With the following steps you can adjust the colors completely to your wishes:
- In the menu bar go to Mail> Preferences … and select the cup Letters and color.
- Choose another suggested color by clicking the color selection bar.
Do you want to choose your own color? Then click on the dial bar and press at the bottom Others… . With the color wheel that opens, you can then choose your ultimate color per quote level. By the option Assign colors to quoted text does not color the entire text in the color of the citation level. This may make the text easier to read. This setting is applied to the emails you write and receive.
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