On Mon, 2020-11-16 at 11:24 +0000, John Murrell wrote:
> When I print mail from Evolution as a PDF file any hyperlinks in the
> mail message are shown as text and can not be clicked on to follow
A plain text email? Or a HTML email?
> Is this a problem in Evolution or in my (Linux Mint) PDF printer ?
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On Tue, 2020-11-17 at 09:57 +0100, Andre Klapper via evolution-list
> > Is this a problem in Evolution or in my (Linux Mint) PDF printer ?
> Hard to say. Which exact Evolution version?
I'm afraid it's a problem of the WebKitGTK. Evolution just passes data
to it and it does whatever it wants to with it. I doubt it can
recognize real print to the PDF, it uses only styles. For example when
I try to print Andre's mail, which is plain text, then the headers lost
their mailto: "links" (more or less expected, Evolution can process
some parts differently on print), but the text part has properly styled
(blue & underlined here) the links in the Andre's signature and the
links to the mailing list, they are only not clickable.
I do not know whether this could be done at all, though. It's a
question on the WebKitGTK developers. When I print a web page from the
Epiphany (which is WebKitGTK application), then it doesn't make the
links clickable too.