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Re: using "variables" (correct term?)

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: using "variables" (correct term?)
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:07:25 -0500
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Steven Arntson <address@hidden> wrote:

> Perhaps what I'm really searching for here is just the correct term,
> because I don't think it's "variables."
> I'm trying to send out some form letters to various people, and am
> looking for a way to define something at the top, like:
>      #+RECIPIENT: Jane Doe
> which would automatically replace itself in the letter when referenced
> with "RECIPIENT". Is this called a "variable"? How would I go about
> doing it? I'm using org-mode, but the solution needn't be org-based.
> Ever-a-newbie,
> Steven Arntson

This is generally called "mail merge" or "templates".

Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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