Version: Unbekannt (using KDE 3.5.6, Kubuntu (edgy) 4:3.5.6-0ubuntu1~edgy1)
Compiler: Target: i486-linux-gnu
OS: Linux (i686) release 2.6.17-10-generic
I created an mail-template for type "common", but it's not available at File: New: New Message from Template.
I can't reproduce this. I open a new message, type something in it, then Message->Save as template. It is then available in the menu. Am I missing some other step?
I used the new Settings-Menu "Custom Templates".
I'll attach an 2 screenshots, hope this will help.
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settings dialog for custom templates
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empty "new" menu
The "New Message from Template" menu is taken from the templates folder. So, you need to create some messages in the templates folder first. The menu does not look in the custom templates.
I know. This is a big usability problem that we just didn't have the time to finish before the 3.5.6 release. I hope we can improve things for 3.5.7.
I will leave this bug open until we can fix the usability problems.
Ok, good to know ;)
Mass-changing component to "templates" and adding original template author to
The problem is also (?) that there is not such category as "new message" (only reply, forward) -- those are distinct templates since %QUOTE (for example) does not make sense in "new message".
In kmail 1.10.1, there are templates for new message.
oh, well - I just stumbeled over the same issue here with kmail 1.11.0 :)
- and although I could confirm Allen's explanation (comment #5),
I find it very confusing, not to use the templates defined in kmail-settings-editor-custom templates in the 'file-new' menu, but rather messages stored in the 'template' folder
(which can't handle placeholders, anyways).
Still applies to kmail2.
This is basically "by design", but the design isn't good usability-wise.
We can either distinguish the two concepts more, or try to merge them.
Either way, this needs improvement.