[Bug 142441] New: need more HTML formatting options

C.Andrew Warren spoogle.warren at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 05:42:33 GMT 2007

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           Summary: need more HTML formatting options
           Product: kmail
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Debian stable
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: spoogle.warren gmail com

Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.5.5)
Installed from:    Debian stable Packages
OS:                Linux

I know a lot of people hate the idea of HTML formatting, but this is the way corporate e-mail is going, and it needs to be at least an _option_ in KMail. That said, the HTML formatting included thus far is good, but is missing a couple helpful items.

1) Inserting a link. GMail's method of doing this is simple and easy, even for the computer-challenged. Since half of all e-mails are just pointing/referring people to other things, and since corporations are constantly linking to varying parts of their websites/policies, this seems relevant.

2) Edit text background color. I can't imagine this functionality isn't already a part of KMail, there just isn't any GUI way of going about it. It helps to be able to highlight things in a forwarded article, email, etc.

3) Indenting a block of text, or quoting a block of text (again, GMail provides some good examples of this - indenting can be done easily, especially for lists and sub-list-lists, and quoting provides a vertical gray line to the left of the quoted text).

The ability to insert tables wouldn't be too awful, either, but inserting links and background color are my major issues right now.


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