[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:16:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Myles,

Myles English <address@hidden> writes:

>> But is it much neater than:
>>     ** bank details :location:
>>     Acc. no.: 12345
>>     Big Bank Corp
>>     Sort code: 1122 
> Err, yes it is?  And anyway, that data is in my LCO file, I don't want
> to duplicate it.

That's fine, but one might want to put information there that's specific
to a particular letter (and thus no LCO file is readily available or is an
additional level of complexity). 

>> For temporary data, I’d rather have it like in my example.  For permanent
>> data I can keep it in a .lco file.
> Yes, that is what I have done (hmmm, I am beginning to sense a
> fundamental misunderstanding here).  My bank account details are
> permanent data and are in a LCO file.

I’m arguing for a solution that supports BOTH "one-off" and permanent

> ...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.
> That property mentioned is the :EXPORT_LOCATION: property.  You can set
> it to whatever you like, referencing something in your LCO file or
> temporary data.

The keyword is convenient when you want to insert a pointer to field.  I

But for a one-off letter where I might need to include "one-off" details
on the left, I’d rather type:

    * bank details :location:
      Acc. No.: 1234567890
      at Big Bank
      Sort Code: 11-22-33


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

To me the former reads much easier and hides away the technical details.
Thus, I wish to see to see support for entry forms.


The Kids call him Billy the Saint

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]