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

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: [O] [PATCH] ox-koma-letter.el: Add support for 'location' koma variable
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:20:49 +0100
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Myles English <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks for making it!

It's Nicolas’ creation, not mine.  I merely contribute a few patches
to it.

>> 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.
>> WDYT?
> 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}

You could have this is a LCO file as well.  If so, you might be able to
populate location using \ifkomavarempty{}{}.  I use this in my standard
footer to insert fields depending on which variables are set.

> \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
> this:
> ______________________
> ** Change of address
> *** Location field        :location:
> \usekomavar{frombank}

But is it much neater than:

    ** bank details :location:
    Acc. no.: 12345
    Big Bank Corp
    Sort code: 1122 

For temporary data, I’d rather have it like in my example.  For permanent
data I can keep it in a .lco file.

And maybe #+include: "bank-info.org".


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