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    Change or edit current signature in evolution email

    I have a signature that has been created before in Evolution email and I would like to edit or adjust this signature. I can add signatures in Evolution, but I cannot find an option to edit the signature. How do I edit an existing signature?

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    Re: Change or edit current signature in evolution email

    I did find this at Evolution's website:

    Evolution stores your data in $HOME/.evolution/, your account settings in $HOME/.gconf/apps/evolution and your passwords in $HOME/.gnome2_private/Evolution.

    When I changed to the evolution directory
    Code:
    cd ~/.evolution/
    I found the signatures folder.
    Code:
    cd ~/.evolution/signatures
    The I entered
    Code:
    ls
    for an overview of all files there. I got
    Code:
    signature-0  signature-1  signature-1~
    Then I used gedit to open them one by one and see which one it was I wanted to change in the first place. I found the right one right away:
    Code:
    gedit signature-1
    Footnote

    I wonder how I view what . files there are in Linux...
    Code:
    ls -a


    Furthermore it would be nice if Evolution had an in built signature editor and clearer information on where to edit signatures that were created before..
    Last edited by Stoneface; August 10th, 2009 at 07:50 AM.

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    Re: Change or edit current signature in evolution email

    For a Gui way:

    In Evolution do the following:

    Go to Edit > Preferences > Composer Prefernces

    on top choose: Signature

    On the right hand side choose "Edit"

    Off you go....

    Here's a pic what mine looks like:
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Regards

    longtom

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    Re: Change or edit current signature in evolution email

    @ Longtom Thanks a lot! Didn't see that option. Now I just need to find out why it is not loading my external image in my signature:
    Code:
    <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/profile" >
              <img src="http://www.linkedin.com/img/webpromo/btn_profile_greytxt_80x15.gif" width="80" height="15" border="0" alt="View My profile on LinkedIn">
    When I reply to a message the images does not load and I get this error when I right click it to see its properties:
    Code:
    The folder contents could not be displayed
    It tries to find the image on my hard disk whereas it is online..
    Last edited by Stoneface; August 10th, 2009 at 10:28 AM.

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    Re: Change or edit current signature in evolution email

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneface View Post
    @ Longtom Thanks a lot! Didn't see that option. Now I just need to find out why it is not loading my external image in my signature:
    Code:
    <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/profile" >
              <img src="http://www.linkedin.com/img/webpromo/btn_profile_greytxt_80x15.gif" width="80" height="15" border="0" alt="View My profile on LinkedIn">
    When I reply to a message the images does not load and I get this error when I right click it to see its properties:
    Code:
    The folder contents could not be displayed
    It tries to find the image on my hard disk whereas it is online..
    Saw your other thread refering to that error. I can't even get a picture from my harddrive into my signature. The option "insert > image" is greyed out.
    When I make a signature and save it as an html and import it, the pic only shows as an empty frame.
    Any ideas welcome.

    *This is a hijack - nobody move....
    Regards

    longtom

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    Re: Change or edit current signature in evolution email

    Well thanks anyway Longtom. Haven't figured it out yet either. Evolution dislikes images in signatures and has issues with external images. Maybe something comes out of the other thread and my bug report at Launchpad.Thanks again for all your help!
    Last edited by Stoneface; August 10th, 2009 at 10:58 AM. Reason: added link to other thread

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