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       yodlletter - Yodl’s ‘letter’ document type



       The letter document type was implemented to write LaTeX letters.


       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’

       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.


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




       Frank B. Brokken (,