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NAME

       yodlletter - Yodl’s `letter’ document type

SYNOPSIS

       letter(language)(date)(subject)(opening)(salutation)(author)

       The letter document type was implemented to write LaTeX letters.

DESCRIPTION

       The  letter  document  type  was  specifically  implemented  to write LaTeX letters, using
       LaTeX’s brief.cls document class. It is  available  only  for  the  LaTeX  (yodl2latex(1))
       converter.

       This  manual  page  briefly describes Yodl’s  letter document type.  This document type is
       specific enough that it warrants a separate manpage.

       letter documents do not allow you to use the `standard’ sectioning commands (e.g.,  sect()
       and subsect()).  You can, however, use macros that are normally used within such sections,
       such as description(), itemization(), bf() or em().

       Several specific macros, to be used in the preamble, are available for the letter document
       type. They are:

       o      AfourEnlarged(): Enlarges the usable height of A4 paper by 2 cm.: the top margin is
              reduced by 2 cm.

       o      letteraddenda(type)(value): Adds an addendum at the end of a letter.   type  should
              be  bijlagen  (i.e.,  appendices),  cc  or ps. Use nl() within the value section if
              multiple addenda of a certain type are used.

       o      letteradmin(yourdate)(yourref): Puts yourletterfrom and yourreference  elements  in
              the letter. If left empty, two dashes are inserted.

       o      letterfootitem(name)(value):  Puts  a  footer  at the bottom of letter-pages. Up to
              three will usually fit. For example,

       o      letterreplyto(name)(address)(zip city): Defines the `reply to’ address.

       o      letterto(element): Adds element as  an  additional  line  to  the  address  of  the
              addressee.  Use  one   element for each line of the addressee’s address. Up to five
              lines will usually fit. A sixth line may be squeezed in, if necessary.

       The letter) macro itself requires the following arguments:

       o      language: select english, dutch, or another language  supported  by  the  babel.sty
              style;

       o      date: the letter’s date. Use your own date-convention. The text specified here will
              be used as the letter’s date;

       o      subject: a short indication as to why you wrote the letter

       o      opening: the letter’s opening, e.g., Dear Linus,;

       o      salutation: the letter’s closing phrase, e.g., Kind regards,;

       o      author: the name of the letter’s author. nl() macros can  be  used  here,  but  the
              brief class will also restrict the width of the author-lines by itself.

SEE ALSO

       latex(1),  yodl(1),  yodlbuiltins(7),  yodlconverters(1),  yodlmacros(7),  yodlmanpage(7),
       yodlpost(1), yodlstriproff(1), yodltables(7), yodlverbinsert(1).

BUGS

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AUTHOR

       Frank B. Brokken (f.b.brokken@rug.nl),