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Re: [O] [PATCH] ox-koma-letter.el: Add support for 'location' koma varia

From: Myles English
Subject: Re: [O] [PATCH] ox-koma-letter.el: Add support for 'location' koma variable
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:19:59 +0000
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.15; emacs 24.5.1

Hi Rasmus,

Rasmus writes:

> Thanks for your patch.
> It always makes me happy when someone is using ox-koma-letter.

Thanks for making it!

>> Often when writing a letter I want to include "Your Ref: xyz" or
>> "Account No.: 1234" and a good place to do this is below the sender's
>> address field and above the date (and 'place') field(s).  This space
>> becomes filled with the contents of the koma variable called 'location'.
>> This patch enables filling this variable via org-mode's contrib
>> ox-koma-letter exporter.
> Aside: it sounds like what you need is "yourref", maybe "yourmail",
> "myref", "customer", and "invoice".  These are typed in the same line as
> the date and place.  In my manual it’s described around pp. 180.

Thanks, those are all useful fields I didn't know about.  The
description of "frombank" indicates that "location" is still a good
place for bank account details.

> On to "location".  From the manual pp. 195 it looks like it is usually
> something akin to an address field on the right side of the head.  I think
> "location" should be settable via a special :location: heading, probably
> with special line breaking rules like the :to:/:from: special headings.
> We can allow a #+LOCATION keyword in addition, but need not.  All IMO.

Given that "location" is intended as a "user's extension field" I
suppose that a special tagged :location: heading would be convenient for
some uses, if you want to add it.  For most cases however, I think its
use would break up the structure of the org-mode letter so I would still
prefer this way for the simple case of inserting bank details:


** Change of address
:EXPORT_LOCATION: \usekomavar{frombank}

I have moved.

Where the frombank variable has been set in the LCO file:

\setkomavar{frombank}{\raggedright Acc.~No.:\,1234567890\\at Big
  Bank\\Sort Code: 11-22-33}

The bank details only appear in a letter when the property is set.

Which is much neater than the special heading approach, something like


** Change of address

*** Location field        :location:

*** Rest of letter
I have moved.


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