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I agree that typing the ex tags is easy, however you're not forced into putting anything into that box in fact that's a very bad idea if your external source text has more than one paragraph. You shouldn't be "typing" the external source in most cases anyway, it should be mostly copy and paste though a couple of times I've quoted from a book that I couldn't cite online where i has to type but that's rare.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
The cloud demands that you type all the text into a small box. Typing brackets round what you've got is so much easier.