PC Doctor June 17, 2019

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Dear PC Doctor:


I have been working within a long conversation in my gmail. I want to forward part of it to someone who was not a participant in the orginial thread. It isn’t necessary for them to see the whole thing. In my old email program, I used to be able to cut out the parts that the new person didn’t need. I haven’t been able to figure out how to do that in gmail. Is it possible?

Thanks,

Jenna


Dear Jenna:

Select the message you want to forward. Using the three vertical dots on the upper right-hand part of the screen, select “Forward.” On the “To” line, enter the email address of the person you want to send it to. Next to the “To,” you will see a little downward-facing triangle. Click on that and choose “Edit Subject.” From there, you can give the forwarded message a new subject, if you like. Then, in the body of the email, choosing what to include is a matter of highlighting and cutting the text you don’t want to include in the forwarded message, highlight it, (it will have a blue background), and press “delete” to remove it. When the new message includes only what you want the new recipient to see, click “Send.”

I hope this helps.
Until next time,
Happy Computing!
PC Doctor

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Posted: to Athol Library News on Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Updated: Mon, Jun 17, 2019

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