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## Re: [O] How to export casual letter without from and to address?

 From: Eric S Fraga Subject: Re: [O] How to export casual letter without from and to address? Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 18:56:11 +0000

On Saturday,  5 Mar 2016 at 10:47, York Zhao wrote:
>> Why use a letter exporter (koma?) if you don't want something that looks like
>> a letter?
>
> I wanted it to be a letter in all aspects, except that it doesn't have the
> "from
> looks like:
>
>   Hi Flora,
>
>   Blah blah blah!
>
>   Regards,
>
>   York
>
>> simply write it as a normal org document and export it to pdf or odt or
>> whatever you wish to send.
>
> The problem is, it seems to me that to export to pdf, LaTeX export is the only
> way to go. But then you would have to choose a document class. Obviously you
> can't use "article", nor "book". So my question may probably rephrase as:
> which
> latex document class do you use to export the letter "as is"?

Ah, okay, I see. Well, you could try something along the lines of:

#+begin_src org
,#+title:
,#+author:
,#+date:
,#+options: toc:nil num:nil
,*
Hi Flora

Blah blah blah!

Regards,

# leave some room for signature
\vspace*{1.5cm}

York
#+end_src

where the headline has a space after the "*".  You might want to play
with parindent and parskip LaTeX variables if you don't like the
default.

Alternatively, there may be other LaTeX styles that could give you what
you want with a little customisation although probably unlikely.  For
instance, have a look at http://www.latextemplates.com/ and maybe create
your own using the custom class example?

Finally, you could export the above (without the vspace line) to text
and then use another tool to create the PDF... such as a2ps and ps2pdf
on linux.

HTH,
eric

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: Eric S Fraga (0xFFFCF67D), Emacs 25.0.91.1, Org release_8.3.4-626-gb62d55