I get a lot of emails with multiple questions placed throughout, and I want an efficient way to parse my response message into:
[their question here] as plain text
[my response here] in bold, indented, and maybe with another color
Nothing is really off the table. Willing to switch email clients if necessary. Tired of doing it all manually. Interested in making a CSS file that allows paragraph styles I can apply (i.e. “question,” “answer,” “signature”). Also willing to use Keyboard Maestro, BetterTouchTool, markdown syntax, just about anything to make the process less time consuming. Some manual work will be needed but all that clicking and selecting text and using multiple keyboard shortcuts seem like they could be automated or simplified.
I don’t like the idea of copying the original text into Word, applying custom paragraph styles for each section, then copying everything back as RTF into the email client. What does everyone else do with Q&A type email messages?
–I know this was addressed in an episode of MPU some time ago, but I can’t remember the options because it wasn’t so much of an issue for me then. I do remember someone saying they couldn’t stand a particular email client because it didn’t allow in-line replies (maybe it was Merlin?). I imagine @RosemaryOrchard and @MacSparky have a system for this?