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Re: [O] More koma confusion: subject option

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: [O] More koma confusion: subject option
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:15:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

James Harkins <address@hidden> writes:

> According to [1], "#+OPTIONS: subject:nil" should suppress printing
> the #+TITLE at the top of the letter. It seems that the previous bug
> prevents the expected line "\KOMAoption{subject}{untitled}" from being
> generated.

I cannot reproduce.

> Okay... so, what if I set "#+OPTIONS: subject:untitled"? Then I get
> something like:
> \KOMAoption{subject}{untitled}
> \setkomavar{subject}{The title}

As expected...

> .. and LaTeX prints "The title" in bold, above the salutation.
> If I remove the #+TITLE line (or comment it out), then the exporter
> assumes that the title should be the file name, minus the .org
> extension. This conflicts with [1], which claims that the default
> subject is an empty string.

No.  Title in inherited from ox-latex.el and thus works exactly as in
the LaTeX backend.  I don't know if I like this, as both subject and
title is defined in scrlttr2 (the latter in inaccessible from

Untitled is defined in KOMA-script and you didn't appreciate it's
meaning.  Try to compare subject:titeled to untiteled.  Hint:
(un)titled governs whether it says "subject: mysubject" or

I think you want to /suppress/ subject-generation.  This is archived
with #+OPTIONS: subject:nil.

Here's an example working from emacs -q and git-emacs:

#+TITLE: A simple letter
#+CLOSING: Yours truly,
#+OPTIONS: subject:nil

* Pre                                                              :noexport:
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(require 'ox-koma-letter)
(add-to-list 'org-latex-packages-alist '("AUTO" "babel" nil))

* opening
compare the above with =subject:nil=

* FROM                                                                 :from:
Some Street 1

* TO                                                                     :to:
John Doe


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