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

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: [O] How to export casual letter without from and to address?
Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2016 20:02:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2016-03-05, at 19:56, Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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
>>> address" and "to address" in the header. More specifically, I want my letter
>>> 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?
> You could also stick something like
> \let\maketitle=\relax

This only works in latex.  A backend-agnostic solution could be:

     #+options: title:nil

Though maybe it's undesirable in some other aspect.


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