I use Outlook (I know, that’s the real problem right there…) I get a nice message from a friend, and reply to it. It puts a bright blue bar along the side of his message.
I want to “break” the bar, so I can put in my own responses in between his paragraphs. And I’m just plain Jack Damned if I can figure out how! No matter what I do, if I enter text between his paragraphs, it keeps the blue bar alongside it, making it look like it’s part of his message.
I’ve been forced (years now!) to convert the whole message to text, and then insert my own “quote carets” > quoted text > quoted text – manually. Bloody damn!
(Outlook sometimes formats the original message with leading carets…but not always. I don’t know how to make it do so all the time. But I’d really rather use the blue bar – if I could just make breaks in it!)