yodlletter - Yodl’s `letter’ document type
The letter document type was implemented to write LaTeX
The letter document type was specifically implemented to write LaTeX
letters, using LaTeX’s brief.cls document class. It is available
only for the LaTeX (yodl2latex(1)) converter.
This manual page briefly describes Yodl’s
letter document type. This document type is specific enough that it
warrants a separate manpage.
letter documents do not allow you to use the
`standard’ sectioning commands (e.g., sect() and
subsect()). You can, however, use macros that are normally used
within such sections, such as description(), itemization(),
bf() or em().
Several specific macros, to be used in the preamble, are
available for the letter document type. They are:
- AfourEnlarged(): Enlarges the usable height of A4 paper by 2
cm.: the top margin is reduced by 2 cm.
- letteraddenda(type)(value): Adds an addendum at the end of a
letter. type should be bijlagen (i.e., appendices),
cc or ps. Use nl() within the value section if
multiple addenda of a certain type are used.
- letteradmin(yourdate)(yourref): Puts yourletterfrom
and yourreference elements in the letter. If left empty, two dashes
- letterfootitem(name)(value): Puts a footer at the bottom of
letter-pages. Up to three will usually fit. For example,
- letterreplyto(name)(address)(zip city): Defines the `reply
- letterto(element): Adds element as an additional line
to the address of the addressee. Use one element for each line of
the addressee’s address. Up to five lines will usually fit. A sixth
line may be squeezed in, if necessary.
The letter) macro itself requires the following
latex(1), yodlstriproff(1), yodl(1),
yodlbuiltins(7), yodlconverters(1), yodlletter(7),
yodlmacros(7), yodlmanpage(7), yodlpost(1),
Frank B. Brokken (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- language: select english, dutch, or another language
supported by the babel.sty style;
- date: the letter’s date. Use your own date-convention. The
text specified here will be used as the letter’s date;
- subject: a short indication as to why you wrote the letter
- opening: the letter’s opening, e.g., Dear
- salutation: the letter’s closing phrase, e.g., Kind
- author: the name of the letter’s author. nl()
macros can be used here, but the brief class will also restrict the
width of the author-lines by itself.