RE: [Evolution] Printing to an ascii text file

I woudl suggest adding a wishlist bug to

I still don't think using printing is the way to achieve this, being
able to pipe the message to a script via a button/etc is pretty useful

On Mon, 2002-04-08 at 15:59, Jim George wrote:
On Mon, 2002-04-08 at 04:56, Michael Rothwell wrote:
On Sun, 2002-04-07 at 21:08, Not Zed wrote:
Could also try cut and paste.
'printing to a text file' is not a normal 'printing' operation.

Or even just file... save as...

Thanks all for your replies, obviously I hadn't explained my requirements ;)

I know that all these things are possible, however I have an application
called 'festival' that reads documents for you, or reads from stdin. 
What I had hoped to do was 'read' my email (a brilliant application for
the sight impaired I'm sure you'll all agree).

My problem is that my mail client of choice (Evolution) only prints in
Postscript format which results in festival spewing lots of '%%' and
other punctuation marks.

I've tried piping it through gs but the only real success I've had so
far is cut 'n' paste or save as, neither of which are as easy to
automate as Print.

I realise my requirement is fairly specialist so if it's not to be then
it's not to be. 

BTW I've just achieved exactly this requirement in 30 seconds using

Thanks anyway,


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