Correspondence with ConTeXt

Correspondence
with ConTEXt
Version: 2010.08.27
Contents
Introduction
Part 1
7
Letters
9
1 Beginners’ guide
1.1
Pure text
1.2
Opening and closing
1.3
Subject
1.4
Address
1.5
Sender
1.6
Reference line
1.7
Signature
1.8
Postscript
1.9
Enclosure
1.10 Copy
11
13
15
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
2 Interface
2.1
Default
2.2
Pragma
2.3
Knuth
35
39
43
47
3 Layout
3.1
Letter layers
3.2
Letter sections
3.3
Letter descriptions
49
51
55
57
4
59
Extensions
5 Values and Labels
5.1
Values
5.2
Labels
61
61
62
6 Background
6.1
Backgroundcolor
6.2
Backgroundimages
6.3
Backgrounds
65
67
69
71
7
73
Pagenumbering
3
Contents
8
Styles
75
9 Reference line
9.1
Alternative a
9.2
Alternative b
9.3
Alternative c
9.4
Alternative d
9.5
Alternative e
9.6
Alternative none
9.7
Customized reference line
77
79
81
83
87
89
91
93
10 Header and Footer
10.1 Header
10.2 Footer
99
99
100
11 Letter Examples
11.1 DIN 676 B
11.2 DIN 676 A
11.3 NEN 1026
11.4 French
11.5 Full-block Style
11.6 Modified Block Style
11.7 Semiblock Style
11.8 Simplified Style
11.9 Hanging indented Style
11.10 Memo Style
11.11 Swiss Style A
11.12 Swiss Style B
101
105
109
113
117
121
125
129
133
137
141
145
149
Part 2
151
Résumés
12 Interface
12.1 Default
12.2 moderncv
153
154
155
13 Résumé Examples
13.1 Classic
13.2 Casual
159
163
167
A
Command definitions
169
B
File versions
173
4
Contents
C
Labeltexts
175
D
Index
179
5
Contents
6
Introduction
This is the manual for the ConTEXt--correspondence manual.
The module was written at the start as a package to write letters with a consistent and
use to use interface and a few options to change the layout in a consistent way.
The core for the first version was based on the letter manual from Hans Hagen
(m-letter.tex) and parts of this still remain in the low level code of the module.
As the time past more and more parts had been added to the package and it ended up
in a similar interface as the LATEX-classes but with its own commands to set user values.
Because of its origin in Hans’ module the user interface and the low level parts are split
in two different files and many more interfaces for users are possible, one of them tries
to mimic the style of Hans module.
As the time past the author wrote a generic version of the complete setup commands
and a few other in the letter core and created the new file t-correspondence.tex
which holds now the low level code. As a result of this the new file t-resume.tex
became part of the package with its own setup commands and external style and
interface files.
7
Introduction
8
1
Letters
9
Introduction
10
1 Beginners’ guide
The most important thing in the module for the users is the interface to write the letter
text and to set the values for one or more letters.
You will learn how to write a letter with the module step by step, beginning with just a
few lines of text, following with opening and closing sentences and at the end, after
you know how to set every kind of information, you will finally learn how to change the
position of the reference line and how to change the texts for the labels and to
customise their style and color.
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Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Beginners’ guide
1.1 Pure text
To understand how a letter is written let’s study the code for the example letter on the
left page.
\usemodule[letter]
\starttext
\startletter
Thus, I came to the conclusion ...
\stopletter
\stoptext
As you can see from the first line the letter module has to be loaded before it can be
used because it is none of the functions ConTEXt provides by default. To make the
examples in the following sections a little bit shorter I will no longer add \usemodule,
\starttext and \stoptext but you shouldn’t forget to add all of them in your files.
The content for your letter is written between the letter environment, it doesn’t matter
if you use blank lines before or after the letter text.
If you take a closer look at the result on the left side you can see the paragraphs are
separated by blank lines. This can be changed with the \setupletterstyle command
but let us keep this for later.
You’re not restricted to only one letter for a file. It is possible to write as many as you
like in a file and you could use this to write serial letters. An easier method for this
task is described later in this manual.
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Dear Reader,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Greetings from the Author
Beginners’ guide
1.2 Opening and closing
You saw in the last example how to write a simple text. But shouldn’t it be possible to
give a few opening and also closing words for the letter, because the reader should
know for whom the content is.
To achieve this the module provides the two variables opening and closing. To feed
them with text you could either use the optional arguments for \startletter as done
in the current example or you could set them before the start of the letter with the two
commands \setupletter and \setlettervalue.
Let us begin with first alternative and set them as arguments for \startletter:
\startletter
[opening={Dear Reader,},
closing={Greetings from the Author}]
Thus, I came to the conclusion ...
\stopletter
If you don’t like this method you could set the two values before the letter
environment with the \setupletter command. The text in your file should now look
like:
\setupletter
[opening={Dear Reader,},
closing={Greetings from the Author}]
\startletter
Thus, I came to the conclusion ...
\stopletter
If you are more interested in a KOMA-Script like solution to set with every command
only one value there is as last alternative the \setlettervalue command, both
keyword and content are written between braces. The first version with braces for two
values has the following look.
\setlettervalue{opening}{Dear Reader,}
\setlettervalue{closing}{Greetings from the Author}
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Beginners’ guide
The values itself have to be given before the letter environment because values in the
letter text are ignored and will never be shown in the output.
You have also to be careful with the content for the values because commas are
interpreted as end of the value if you write it as argument for \startletter or with
\setupletter and the text has to be protected with braces in this case but you don’t
need them when there is no comma in the argument.
This cannot happen if you set the values with the \setlettervalue command,
because the content is delimited by the braces and commas are just normal text.
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Beginners’ guide
17
Step by step guide to write a letter
Dear Reader,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Greetings from the Author
Beginners’ guide
1.3 Subject
After you read how to write the text and set values for the opening and closing we
mention now how we can write a subject.
Instead of integrating this point in the last section I wrote a new one to let you
understand the system. Before I will tell more let’s take a look at the code.
\startletter
[opening={Dear Reader,},
subject={Step by step guide to write a letter},
closing={Greetings from the Author}]
Thus, I came to the conclusion ...
\stopletter
The text for the subject is written as argument for subject as argument for
\startletter, as you already guess you could have set it also with \setupletter or
\setlettervalue and this is also possible and true for the values in the following
sections.
Besides the subject you have also the option to set a title for the letter. There is no big
difference between them, but the title is normally written before the subject and has a
slightly bigger size or is emphasized in another way.
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Mike Wilson
Linden street 12
78569 TeX City
Date
September 10, 2010
Step by step guide to write a letter
Dear Reader,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Greetings from the Author
Beginners’ guide
1.4 Address
Letters are normally meant to be sent by mail. To prevent you from writing the
address by hand on the envelope you could buy envelopes with windows. To use these
envelopes the address has to be written on the letter and to do this you have to set the
name and the address for the addressee with the two values toname and toaddress.
The input for the example on the left page looks like:
\setupletter
[toname={Mike Wilson},
toaddress={Linden street 12\\78569 TeX City}]
\startletter
[opening={Dear Reader,},
subject={Step by step guide to write a letter},
closing={Greetings from the Author}]
Thus, I came to the conclusion ...
\stopletter
The author prefers to set the values for the addressee not with \startletter but with
\setupletter but this is just a matter of taste and you can select what fits your own
working style best.
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The Author
Hidden Street 2
57895 Mystery town
Mike Wilson
Linden street 12
78569 TeX City
Date
September 10, 2010
Step by step guide to write a letter
Dear Reader,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Greetings from the Author
Beginners’ guide
1.5 Sender
It is not often enough to have just the addressee information on the letter. You’re also
looking for a way to put the name and address of the sender into the header.
If you have wondered why the author hasn’t just used name and address as keys for
the addressee values you will now find the solution. To make the system consistent to
set the values for addressee and the sender both needed unique key names to prevent
confusion. Which value should use the simpler and which one a more verbose one both
got a prefix to the key to differentiate them. So addressee information got the prefix to
and sender information the prefix from.
The additional lines for the example on the left page compared to the previous one are:
\setupletter
[fromname={The Author},
fromaddress={Hidden Street 2\\57895 Mystery town}]
This manual describes in a later section how to write an own header with a personal
look and feel. But this is outside of the user interface and requires knowledge about
the layout.
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The Author
Hidden Street 2
57895 Mystery town
Mike Wilson
Linden street 12
78569 TeX City
Name
Ben Johnson
Phone
4922-89564
Fax
4922-89564
Date
September 10, 2010
Step by step guide to write a letter
Dear Reader,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Greetings from the Author
Beginners’ guide
1.6 Reference line
If you’re in a company or an organisation you sometimes need a few extra information
on your letter. The reference line or block is the right place to put these information
to.
Our old example from the last section is now extended by a reference line between the
information of our addressee and the subject line. The information for the four fields
are set with the following code.
\setupletter
[name={Ben Johnson},
phone={4922-89564},
fax={4922-89564},
date=\currentdate]
\setupletter
[list={name,phone,fax,date}]
The first \setupletter set the content for the four fields name, phone, fax and date.
Although the values are set none of them will appear in the output. We have to declare
the fields for the reference line first, this is done in the second \setupletter
command with the key list, the entries appear in the same order as you write them in
the list. If one or more of the keys in the list have no values they will still appear in the
output but no content is shown.
If you do not change the list key in your file, by default the module will show the
current date at the right side of the reference line. This will normally always happen
and you could see the result in the examples of the two preceding sections.
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The Author
Hidden Street 2
57895 Mystery town
Mike Wilson
Linden street 12
78569 TeX City
Name
Ben Johnson
Phone
4922-89564
Fax
4922-89564
Date
September 10, 2010
Step by step guide to write a letter
Dear Reader,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Greetings from the Author
Arthur Thor
Beginners’ guide
1.7 Signature
You know now how to set the letter text, the opening and closing lines, the values for
the addressee and the sender and also how define your own values for the reference
line.
Most of the things needed for a letter are already told but a few fields at the end of the
letter remain untold. The first line you want to add to our example letter is the
signature. It is set with the signature in the same way as the other values in the former
examples. What the author did in the left example was:
\setupletter
[signature={Arthur Thor}]
There is some space between the closing and the signature to give you the possibility
to sign the letter after having printed it out.
You’re not limited to simple text for the signature. It is also possible to use a graphic if
you won’t sign the letter by hand after you printed it. This solution is used in the
following code.
\setupletter
[signature={\externalfigure[autograph][height=2\lineheight]}]
How to adjust the space between the closing line and the signature for this way is
shown in the letter style section.
27
The Author
Hidden Street 2
57895 Mystery town
Mike Wilson
Linden street 12
78569 TeX City
Name
Ben Johnson
Phone
4922-89564
Fax
4922-89564
Date
September 10, 2010
Step by step guide to write a letter
Dear Reader,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Greetings from the Author
Arthur Thor
Postscript
Beginners’ guide
1.8 Postscript
\startletter
...
\ps{Postscript}
\stopletter
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The Author
Hidden Street 2
57895 Mystery town
Mike Wilson
Linden street 12
78569 TeX City
Name
Ben Johnson
Phone
4922-89564
Fax
4922-89564
Date
September 10, 2010
Step by step guide to write a letter
Dear Reader,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Greetings from the Author
Arthur Thor
Postscript
encl Appendices
Beginners’ guide
1.9 Enclosure
\startletter
...
\ps{Postscript}
\encl{Appendices}
\stopletter
31
The Author
Hidden Street 2
57895 Mystery town
Mike Wilson
Linden street 12
78569 TeX City
Name
Ben Johnson
Phone
4922-89564
Fax
4922-89564
Date
September 10, 2010
Step by step guide to write a letter
Dear Reader,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Greetings from the Author
Arthur Thor
Postscript
encl Appendices
List of recipients
Beginners’ guide
1.10 Copy
\startletter
...
\ps{Postscript}
\encl{Appendices}
\cc{List of recipients}
\stopletter
33
Beginners’ guide
34
2 Interface
35
Date
September 10, 2010
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Interface
2.1 Default
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Date
September 10, 2010
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
First page
Second page
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A Fancy Name
A Nice Address
The Place To Go
September 10, 2010
the topic
Hi There,
We thrive in information--thick worlds because of our marvelous and everyday capacity to select, edit, single out,
structure, highlight, group, pair, merge, harmonize, synthesize, focus, organize, condense, reduce, boil down, choose,
categorize, catalog, classify, list, abstract, scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen,
pigeonhole, pick over, sort, integrate, blend, inspect, filter, lump, skip, smooth, chunk, average, approximate, cluster,
aggregate, outline, summarize, itemize, review, dip into, flip through, browse, glance into, leaf through, skim, refine,
enumerate, glean, synopsize, winnow the wheat from the chaff and separate the sheep from the goats.
We thrive in information--thick worlds because of our marvelous and everyday capacity to select, edit, single out,
structure, highlight, group, pair, merge, harmonize, synthesize, focus, organize, condense, reduce, boil down, choose,
categorize, catalog, classify, list, abstract, scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen,
pigeonhole, pick over, sort, integrate, blend, inspect, filter, lump, skip, smooth, chunk, average, approximate, cluster,
aggregate, outline, summarize, itemize, review, dip into, flip through, browse, glance into, leaf through, skim, refine,
enumerate, glean, synopsize, winnow the wheat from the chaff and separate the sheep from the goats.
That Was Me
Interface
2.2 Pragma
enumerate, glean, synopsize, winnow the wheat from the chaff and separate the sheep from the goats.
A Fancy Name
A Nice Address
The Place To Go
We thrive in information--thick worlds because of our marvelous and everyday capacity to select, edit, single out,
structure, highlight, group, pair, merge, harmonize, synthesize, focus, organize, condense, reduce, boil down, choose,
categorize, catalog, classify, list, abstract, scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen,
pigeonhole, pick over, sort, integrate, blend, inspect, filter, lump, skip, smooth, chunk, average, approximate, cluster,
aggregate, outline, summarize, itemize, review, dip into, flip through, browse, glance into, leaf through, skim, refine,
enumerate, glean, synopsize, winnow the wheat from the chaff and separate the sheep from the goats.
That Was Me
September 10, 2010
the topic
Hi There,
We thrive in information--thick worlds because of our marvelous and everyday capacity to select, edit, single out,
structure, highlight, group, pair, merge, harmonize, synthesize, focus, organize, condense, reduce, boil down, choose,
categorize, catalog, classify, list, abstract, scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen,
pigeonhole, pick over, sort, integrate, blend, inspect, filter, lump, skip, smooth, chunk, average, approximate, cluster,
aggregate, outline, summarize, itemize, review, dip into, flip through, browse, glance into, leaf through, skim, refine,
enumerate, glean, synopsize, winnow the wheat from the chaff and separate the sheep from the goats.
We thrive in information--thick worlds because of our marvelous and everyday capacity to select, edit, single out,
structure, highlight, group, pair, merge, harmonize, synthesize, focus, organize, condense, reduce, boil down, choose,
categorize, catalog, classify, list, abstract, scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen,
pigeonhole, pick over, sort, integrate, blend, inspect, filter, lump, skip, smooth, chunk, average, approximate, cluster,
aggregate, outline, summarize, itemize, review, dip into, flip through, browse, glance into, leaf through, skim, refine,
enumerate, glean, synopsize, winnow the wheat from the chaff and separate the sheep from the goats.
We thrive in information--thick worlds because of our marvelous and everyday capacity to select, edit, single out,
structure, highlight, group, pair, merge, harmonize, synthesize, focus, organize, condense, reduce, boil down, choose,
categorize, catalog, classify, list, abstract, scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen,
pigeonhole, pick over, sort, integrate, blend, inspect, filter, lump, skip, smooth, chunk, average, approximate, cluster,
aggregate, outline, summarize, itemize, review, dip into, flip through, browse, glance into, leaf through, skim, refine,
enumerate, glean, synopsize, winnow the wheat from the chaff and separate the sheep from the goats.
We thrive in information--thick worlds because of our marvelous and everyday capacity to select, edit, single out,
structure, highlight, group, pair, merge, harmonize, synthesize, focus, organize, condense, reduce, boil down, choose,
categorize, catalog, classify, list, abstract, scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen,
pigeonhole, pick over, sort, integrate, blend, inspect, filter, lump, skip, smooth, chunk, average, approximate, cluster,
aggregate, outline, summarize, itemize, review, dip into, flip through, browse, glance into, leaf through, skim, refine,
enumerate, glean, synopsize, winnow the wheat from the chaff and separate the sheep from the goats.
We thrive in information--thick worlds because of our marvelous and everyday capacity to select, edit, single out,
structure, highlight, group, pair, merge, harmonize, synthesize, focus, organize, condense, reduce, boil down, choose,
categorize, catalog, classify, list, abstract, scan, look into, idealize, isolate, discriminate, distinguish, screen,
pigeonhole, pick over, sort, integrate, blend, inspect, filter, lump, skip, smooth, chunk, average, approximate, cluster,
aggregate, outline, summarize, itemize, review, dip into, flip through, browse, glance into, leaf through, skim, refine,
First page
Second page
\startbuffer[texletter]
...
\stopbuffer
\setups[letter:place]
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Prof. Brian K. Reid
Department of Electricial Engineering
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
Dear Prof. Reid:
I understand that you are having difficulties with Alka-Seltzer tablets. Since there are 25 pills per bottle, while the
manufacturer's directions recommend “plop, plop, fizz, fizz,” my colleagues tell me that you have accumulated
a substantial number of bottles in which there is one tablet left.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
Sincerly,
R. J. Drofnats
Professor
Interface
2.3 Knuth
September 10, 2010
page 2
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
Prof. Brian K. Reid
Department of Electricial Engineering
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
Sincerly,
Dear Prof. Reid:
R. J. Drofnats
Professor
I understand that you are having difficulties with Alka-Seltzer tablets. Since there are 25 pills per bottle, while the
manufacturer's directions recommend “plop, plop, fizz, fizz,” my colleagues tell me that you have accumulated
a substantial number of bottles in which there is one tablet left.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
At present I am engaged in research on the potential applications of isolated analgesics. If you would be so kind
as to donate your Alka--Seltzer collection to our project, I would be more than happy to send you preprints of any
progress reports that we may publish concerning this critical problem.
First page
Second page
\address
...
\body
...
\closing
...
\endletter
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3 Layout
The components for the layout of a letter can be divided into letter layers and letter
sections. You can position letter layers on the page wherever you want and it is also
possible to put one layer in front of or behind another layer.
The underlying mechanism behind letter layers is ConTEXt’s normal layer mechanism
in combination with local framed environments. This is a very powerful combination
and you can create complicated layouts with them.
Letter sections, the second group of components, are not as powerful as letter layers
and you only have a limited number of elements to control their layout.
1
2
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [..,.=.,..]
1
firstpage secondpage
2
inherits from \setuplayout
1
2
\setupletterstyle [...] [..,.=.,..]
OPTIONAL
1
option
2
marking
indenting
whitespace
backgroundcolor
backgroundimage
header
footer
before
after
pagenumber
bodyfont
alternative
state
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
yes no
inherits from \setupindenting
inherits from \setupwhitespace
IDENTIFIER
FILE
reset
reset
COMMAND
COMMAND
NUMBER
5pt ... 12pt small big
singlesided doublesided
start stop
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3.1 Letter layers
Layers are used to position elements on a page independent of the page layout. They
are used for the header and footer, address block 1, etc..
The complete list of all available layers is:
head
letternext
lettermain
foot
address
reference
location
nexthead
lefthead
righthead
nextfoot
leftfoot
rightfoot
topmark
botmark
cutmark
endmark
usermark
backaddress
\setlayer[...]{\framed{...}}
The position and layout of the layers can be changed with the \setupletterstyle
command.
\setupframed[...][..,..=..,..]
1
2
3
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [...] [..,.=.,..]
OPTIONAL
1
head foot nexthead nextfoot lefthead leftfoot righthead rightfoot address
backaddress reference location topmark botmark cutmark endmark usermark
letternext lettermain
2
frame
3
inherits from \setupframed
\setuplayer[...][..,..=..,..]
1
The block styles use a different structure and use a letter section for the address block.
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1
2
3
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [...] [..,.=.,..]
OPTIONAL
1
head foot nexthead nextfoot lefthead leftfoot righthead rightfoot address
backaddress reference location topmark botmark cutmark endmark usermark
letternext lettermain
2
layer
3
inherits from \setuplayer
\getparameters[...][..,..=..,..]
1
2
3
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [...] [..,.=.,..]
OPTIONAL
1
head foot nexthead nextfoot lefthead leftfoot righthead rightfoot address
backaddress reference location topmark botmark cutmark endmark usermark
letternext lettermain
2
option
3
state
symbol
style
color
alternative
separator
leftmargin
rightmargin
spacebefore
spaceafter
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
start stop first next left right leftpage rightpage page subpage
IDENTIFIER
normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
IDENTIFIER
IDENTIFIER
IDENTIFIER
DIMENSION
DIMENSION
DIMENSION
DIMENSION
State value
start
show layer on the first page
stop
disable layer
first
see start
next
show layer on the second and following pages
left
show layer on left pages
right
show layer on right pages
leftpage
see left
rightpage see right
page
use global pagenumbering for left/right pages
subpage
use local pagenumbering for left/right pages
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3.2 Letter sections
letterhead 2
dateline 2
referenceline 2
specialnotation 2
insideaddress 2
title
subject
opening
content
closing
appendices
You can change the layout of a letter section with the \setupletterstyle command,
the syntax is:
1
2
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [..,.=.,..]
2
1
letterhead dateline referenceline specialnotation insideaddress title subject
opening content closing appendices
2
before
after
align
= COMMAND
= COMMAND
= inner outer left right flushleft flushright middle center normal no
yes
style
= normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
color
= IDENTIFIER
leftmargin
= DIMENSION
rightmargin = DIMENSION
alternative = IDENTIFIER
separator
= IDENTIFIER
command
= \...#1
optimize
= yes no
Only used for the blockstyle layouts.
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3.3 Letter descriptions
1
2
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [..,.=.,..]
1
postscript copy enclosure
2
location
width
distance
before
after
inbetween
headstyle
headcolor
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
left right top text
fit broad DIMENSION
DIMENSION
COMMAND
COMMAND
COMMAND
normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
IDENTIFIER
57
Layout
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4 Extensions
The letter module provides a special type of files, called extensions. They provide
functions that could be used by different files like the labels for each language
(label.nle) or extra features like page optimization (optimize.nle).
You can load extension files either with the letter module and write their names as
arguments to the extension key or afterwards in your file with the
\useletterextension command.
*
\useletterextension [...,...]
*
IDENTIFIER
The module itself comes with the following extensions:
label
pragma
optimize
Label texts for different languages
Example content for Hans own letter module
Increase or decrease the distance between paragraphs to fill a page with at
least 25% of the text height
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Extensions
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5 Values and Labels
5.1 Values
When you write a letter you have to set some values for the reference line like the date
and other ones like the name and address of the addressee for the address block. This
can be done with the two commands \setlettervalue and \setupletter.
1
2
3
\setlettervalue {...} [...] {...}
OPTIONAL
1
CONTENT
2
TEXT
3
CONTENT
*
\setupletter [..,.=.,..]
*
IDENTIFIER = TEXT
The first command \setlettervalue takes two commands like \setvalue or
\setvariable.
\setlettervalue{firstname} {Mike}
\setlettervalue{familyname}{Johnson}
There is also an optional argument between the name and the content of the value,
which is explained in the next section.
Using the second command \setupletter you can set multiple values separated by
commas. It’s similar to \setvariables. The previous example will look like:
\setupletter
[firstname=Mike,
familyname=Johnson]
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As you can seen in the following command overview for \setupletter the command
has two arguments while we only used one in the last example. The two argument
form is used to change the layout for the values in the reference (and others) line like:
\setupletter
[date,name]
[titlestyle=\tfx,
titlecolor=gray]
The complete list of arguments is:
1
2
\setupletter [...,...] [..,.=.,..]
1
IDENTIFIER
2
titlestyle
titlecolor
textstyle
textcolor
separator
=
=
=
=
=
normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
IDENTIFIER
normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
IDENTIFIER
TEXT
\setupletter[..,..=..,..]
\setupletter[...,...][..,..=..,..]
\setlettervalue{...}{...}
5.2 Labels
When you take a look at the reference section of the examples you can see all of them
having a label above or on the left or the content. But this did only happen because the
module provides preset texts for them.
Trying to use a nondefined label like e.g. skype you will see the content of the value as
below but no label above.
The following code
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\setlettervalue{date} {\currentdate}
\setlettervalue{skype}{corres.context}
\setupletterstyle[reference][list={skype,date}]
result in this reference line:
Date
September 10, 2010
corres.context
The module uses ConTEXt’s label text mechanism to define text for various languages
which can be found in the file default.nle. To define your own text use the
\setuplabeltext command. To prevent problems with other macros the names of
the labels are prefixed with letter:. 3
1
2
\setuplabeltext [...] [.=.]
OPTIONAL
1
nl fr en uk de es cz ..
2
IDENTIFIER = TEXT
To add a label for our currently used skype value put the following line in your
document and change the language tag to the main language you use in your
document.
\setuplabeltext[en][letter:skype=Skype]
The reference line now looks like:
Skype
corres.context
3
Date
September 10, 2010
The memo style makes an exception to this concept and uses memo: as prefix for the label names.
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When you use \setlettervalue to set the content of the values the optional
argument can be used instead of \setuplabeltext to define a text for the label in the
current main language. An empty argument results in an empty label text.
The two step setting for the value skype can the be done with this setting.
\setlettervalue{skype}[Skype]{corres.context}
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6 Background
There are different ways to customize the look of a letter, they are namely the
a) layout of the page, b) the font for the main text and the styles for each element and
c) the header and the other information blocks. Another option is the stationary which
you use for the printed result, you could use either already preprinted paper or what
will be described in the following chapter create your own with ConTeXt. Three
different methods are available to do this:
a) color,
b) images,
c) user created backgrounds.
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Date
September 10, 2010
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Background
6.1 Backgroundcolor
Setting a color for the background is the first method to customize the layout of the
letter background, you can see result of the following code in the example on the left
page and all other full page letters in this document.
\setupcolors[state=start]
\setupletterstyle[backgroundcolor=gray]
\startletter
Thus, I came to the conclusion ...
\stopletter
When you use backgroundcolor in combination with the other methods it's important
to know the backgroundcolor is always behind the other elements.
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Date
September 10, 2010
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Background
6.2 Backgroundimages
The second mathod is to use a graphic as background for the letter, the example on the
left page is created with the following code, take care the argument is existing figure or
you will get ConTEXt’s usual placeholder for missing figures.
\setupletterstyle[backgroundimage=example]
\startletter
Thus, I came to the conclusion ...
\stopletter
When you take a look in the source you will see the module use \overlayfigure to
stretch the graphic to the size of the paper, it’s up to the user to provide a graphic with
the correct width/height ration and a resultion which is high enough to aviud artefacts.
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Date
September 10, 2010
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Background
6.3 Backgrounds
As third and last method you can use the background parameter which is nothing
more than a overlay which is placed in the background. A example where a graphic is
drawn with METAPOST is shown below with the result on the left page.
\startuseMPgraphic{dactylus}
draw unitsquare xyscaled (OverlayWidth-2cm,OverlayHeight-2cm)
smoothed 1cm withpen pencircle scaled 2 ;
fill fullcircle scaled 1.5cm shifted (1cm,1cm)
withcolor \MPcolor{orange} ;
\stopuseMPgraphic
\setupletterstyle[background=\useMPgraphic{dactylus}]
\startletter
Thus, I came to the conclusion ...
\stopletter
You could use this method also to place normal graphic from a external file
\externalfigure where you have nore detailed control over the figure size etc. It's
also possible to define different background for the first and the second page but the
user has to take care of this himself.
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Date
September 10, 2010
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Page 1 of 1
7 Pagenumbering
\correspagenumber
\numberofcorrespages
\startsetups letter:head
\rightaligned{Page \correspagenumber\ of \numberofcorrespages}
\stopsetups
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Pagenumbering
74
8 Styles
The already comes with a few predefined styles, to use them write the name in the
second column either as argument to style when you load the module or later in your
document with \useletterstyle.
Description
German style DIN 676 A
German style DIN 676 B
Dutch letter style
French letter style
Full-block
Semiblock
Modified block
Hanging intended
Memo style
Simplified style
Swiss style
Swiss left style
Name
dina
dinb
dutch
french
fullblock
semiblock
modified
hanging
memo
simplified
swiss
swissleft
Page
109
105
113
117
121
129
125
137
141
133
145
149
The result of each page can be found on the pages shown in the third column.
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Styles
76
9 Reference line
The reference line is used to show information like the date and other information.
A few styles are predefined and you can select them with:
\setupletterstyle[reference][alternative=...]
By default only the current date is shown in the reference line but you can change this
with list key, you can give a single value or a comma list as argument.
\setupletterstyle[reference][list=...]
For backward compatibility you could set both values also with the \setupletter
command which are passed down to the \setupletterstyle command.
\setupletter
[alternative=...,
list=...]
77
Max Mustermann
Musterstraße 12
12345 Musterstadt
Hans Hansen
Zielgasse 23
34789 New Mustertown
Name
Phone
Date
Willi Maier
01234-56789
September 10, 2010
Grund des Anschreibens
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Reference line
9.1 Alternative a
The reference alternative a is enabled with the default style, the only value you can see
is the date. The setup in the default style for the reference line is like this:
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=a,
list=date]
This leads to the following output, you get two lines which are aligned to the right side
with a label in the current mainlanguage on the top line and the current date on the
bottom line.
Date
September 10, 2010
You can also show more elements in the reference line by writing them as arguments
to the list key.
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[list={name,phone,date}]
The values are shown in the given order and spread across the line like below. To get
this effect you need a list with at least two elements, otherwise it is moved to the right
side as you can see in the first example.
Name
Willi Maier
Phone
01234-56789
79
Date
September 10, 2010
Max Mustermann
Musterstraße 12
12345 Musterstadt
Your ref.:
2880-01-15
IV 1 - 24 00
Your letter of:
Hans Hansen
Zielgasse 23
34789 New Mustertown
Our ref.:
Our letter of:
Max Mustermann
Name:
Room:
01234-56789
3456-9853
Phone:
Fax:
Date:
September 10, 2010
Grund des Anschreibens
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Reference line
9.2 Alternative b
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=b]
\setupletter[date][separator=: ]
Date: September 10, 2010
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=b,
list={name,phone,date}]
\setupletter
[name,phone,date]
[separator=: ]
Name: Willi Maier
Phone: 01234-56789
Date: September 10, 2010
\setupletter
[name,phone,date]
[titlestyle=\tx,
separator=: ]
Willi Maier
Phone: 01234-56789
Date: September 10, 2010
Name:
81
Max Mustermann
Musterstraße 12
12345 Musterstadt
Hans Hansen
Zielgasse 23
34789 New Mustertown
Place, September 10, 2010
Grund des Anschreibens
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Reference line
9.3 Alternative c
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=c,
list=reference]
\setupletter[reference=\rightaligned{\currentdate}]
September 10, 2010
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=c,
list=reference]
\setupletter
[reference=\line{\lettervalue{name}\hfill\lettervalue{date}}]
Willi Maier
September 10, 2010
You could also use the alternative c to create your own reference line.
The following example show you a way to create own similar the alternative a but now
with a natural table and a hard coded order of the elements.
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=c,
list=reference]
\startsetups reference:customized
\bTABLE[frame=off,offset=0pt,width=.25\hsize]
\bTR
\bTD \labeltext{letter:name} \eTD
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Reference line
\bTD \labeltext{letter:phone} \eTD
\bTD \labeltext{letter:fax}
\eTD
\bTD \labeltext{letter:date} \eTD
\eTR
\bTR
\bTD
\bTD
\bTD
\bTD
\lettervalue{name}
\lettervalue{phone}
\lettervalue{fax}
\lettervalue{date}
\eTD
\eTD
\eTD
\eTD
\eTR
\eTABLE
\stopsetups
\setupletter
[reference=\setups{reference:customized}]
The code results in the following result.
Name
Phone
Fax
Date
Willi Maier
01234-56789
3456-9853
September 10, 2010
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Reference line
85
Max Mustermann
Musterstraße 12
12345 Musterstadt
Your ref.:
Your letter of:
Hans Hansen
Zielgasse 23
34789 New Mustertown
Our ref.:
2880-01-15
IV 1 - 24 00
Our letter of:
Name:
Max Mustermann
Room:
Fax:
01234-56789
3456-9853
Date:
September 10, 2010
Phone:
Grund des Anschreibens
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Reference line
9.4 Alternative d
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=b]
Date
September 10, 2010
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=d,
list={name,phone,date}]
Name Willi Maier
Phone 01234-56789
Date
September 10, 2010
\setupletter
[name,phone,date]
[separator=: ]
Name: Willi Maier
Phone: 01234-56789
Date:
September 10, 2010
\setupletter
[name,phone,date]
[titlestyle=\tx,
separator=: ]
Name:
Phone:
Date:
Willi Maier
01234-56789
September 10, 2010
87
Max Mustermann
Musterstraße 12
12345 Musterstadt
Hans Hansen
Zielgasse 23
34789 New Mustertown
Name
Phone
Date
Willi Maier
01234-56789
September 10, 2010
Grund des Anschreibens
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Reference line
9.5 Alternative e
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=e]
Date
September 10, 2010
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=e,
list={name,phone,date}]
\setupletter
[name,date,phone]
[width=.25\textwidth]
Name
Willi Maier
Phone
01234-56789
Date
September 10, 2010
89
Max Mustermann
Musterstraße 12
12345 Musterstadt
Hans Hansen
Zielgasse 23
34789 New Mustertown
Grund des Anschreibens
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Reference line
9.6 Alternative none
The last alternative none is different from the previous alternatives.
It disables the complete reference line and use as only alternative the values from
layout for the first page to the distance till the first line of the letter while the other
ignores this values and calculate it based on the position, height and distance after the
reference line.
You choose in the same way as the other alternatives.
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=none]
91
Max Mustermann
Musterstraße 12
12345 Musterstadt
Hans Hansen
Zielgasse 23
34789 New Mustertown
Fax
3456-9853
Your ref.
2880-01-15
Our ref.
IV 1 - 24 00
Phone
01234-56789
Email
Date
2010–09–10
Grund des Anschreibens
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Reference line
9.7 Customized reference line
\defineletterelement[reference][customized]
{\setupTABLE
[height=18mm,frame=off,offset=0pt]%
\setupTABLE[c][1,2] [width=50.8mm]%
\setupTABLE[c][3,4,5][width=25.4mm]%
\bTABLE
\bTR
\bTD[m=3] \labeltext{letter:fax}
\\\lettervalue{fax}
\bTD
\labeltext{letter:email} \\\lettervalue{email}
\eTR
\bTR
\bTD
\labeltext{letter:yourref}\\\lettervalue{yourref}
\bTD
\labeltext{letter:myref} \\\lettervalue{myref}
\bTD[nx=2] \labeltext{letter:phone} \\\lettervalue{phone}
\bTD
\labeltext{letter:date}
\\\lettervalue{date}
\eTR
\eTABLE}
\setupletterstyle
[firstpage]
[topspace=11.5cm]
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=customized]
93
\eTD
\eTD
\eTD
\eTD
\eTD
\eTD
Reference line
94
Reference line
\defineletterelement[reference][customized]
{\bTABLE[frame=off,offset=0pt,width=.25\hsize]
\bTR
\bTD \labeltext{letter:name} \eTD
\bTD \labeltext{letter:phone} \eTD
\bTD \labeltext{letter:fax}
\eTD
\bTD \labeltext{letter:date} \eTD
\eTR
\bTR
\bTD \lettervalue{name}
\eTD
\bTD \lettervalue{phone}
\eTD
\bTD \lettervalue{fax}
\eTD
\bTD \lettervalue{date}
\eTD
\eTR
\eTABLE}
95
Max Mustermann
Musterstraße 12
12345 Musterstadt
Hans Hansen
Zielgasse 23
34789 New Mustertown
Grund des Anschreibens
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the
implementer and first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user
manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had
not participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would
never have been made, because I would never have thought of them or perceived why
they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once
the initial design is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many
different viewpoints undertake their own experiments.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Vorname Nachname
01234/567890
hans.meier@muster.de
Reference line
\defineletterelement[reference][sideline]
{\framed
[frame=off,
align={right,high},
foregroundstyle=small,
width=4cm,
height=\textwidth]
{Vorname Nachname\\
01234/567890\\
hans.meier@muster.de}}
\setupletterstyle
[firstpage,secondpage]
[topspace=8cm,
width=13cm]
\setupletterstyle
[reference]
[alternative=sideline,
hoffset=\dimexpr\backspace+\textwidth+1em\relax,
voffset=\topspace]
97
Reference line
98
10 Header and Footer
10.1 Header
The head of a letter is the part where you can make the most customization, when you
don't want to do this the module provides a few predefined alternatives which can be
decorated with rules.
The layout of the head is the selected with the \setupletterstyle command and the
alternative key, the second key fromrule is used for the three alternatives a, b and
c.
\setupletterstyle
[head]
[alternative=...,
fromrule=...]
You can select between the following alternatives:
a
left
middle
right
The fromrule key accepts the following parameters which can be combined to get a
rule at the top and bottom of the header.
no
none
off
top
before
bottom
after
yes
on
The default alternative a prints the firstname and surname of the author in the first
line and the address in the following lines, the text is left aligned but this can be
changed with the align key.
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
99
Header and Footer
The other three alternatives left, middle and right place the text according to their
names in the left, center or right of the head with a few information than the default
layout provides. You can enable a option rule after the name of the addressee and at
the bottom of the address block.
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
1234/567890
1234/567891
max.mustermann.com
alternative = left
fromrule = no
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
1234/567890
1234/567891
max.mustermann.com
alternative = left
fromrule = top
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
1234/567890
1234/567891
max.mustermann.com
alternative = left
fromrule = bottom
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
1234/567890
1234/567891
max.mustermann.com
alternative = middle
fromrule = no
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
1234/567890
1234/567891
max.mustermann.com
alternative = middle
fromrule = top
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
1234/567890
1234/567891
max.mustermann.com
alternative = middle
fromrule = bottom
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
1234/567890
1234/567891
max.mustermann.com
alternative = right
fromrule = no
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
1234/567890
1234/567891
max.mustermann.com
alternative = right
fromrule = top
Max Mustermann
Musterweg 12
12345 Musterstadt
1234/567890
1234/567891
max.mustermann.com
alternative = right
fromrule = bottom
10.2 Footer
No default style/alternatives for the foot are provided from the module,
the current section will therefore show ways to create own ones.
100
11 Letter Examples
The letter module consits not only of just the main module, it contains also a few
already defined styles for different countries and each of them use slightly different
position for the layers and other setups.
This section will give you a overview of all included styles you could use with the
module without the need to write your own style.
101
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Date
September 10, 2010
Brand new templates for Word
Dear Mr Wilson,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.1 DIN 676 B
The letter style dinb is the default style for the module and is used if nothing else is
specified by the user.
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Date
September 10, 2010
Best regards
Brand new templates for Word
John Simmons
Dear Mr Wilson,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully in
all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have
thought of them or perceived why they were important.
First page
Second page
105
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Date
September 10, 2010
Brand new templates for Word
Dear Mr Wilson,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.2 DIN 676 A
The second style dina follows the same rules as the style dinb but all fields shifted by
the same value upwards to give you more space for the lettercontent.
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Date
September 10, 2010
Best regards
Brand new templates for Word
John Simmons
Dear Mr Wilson,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
First page
Second page
109
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
John Simmons
,
,
Parkstreet 12 8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Date
September 10, 2010
Brand new templates for Word
Dear Mr Wilson,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer
and first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not
participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been
made, because I would never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial
design is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints
undertake their own experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.3 NEN 1026
The third style supported by the letter module is for dutch letters, the name of the
style is called dutch. The values and examples for the style are provided by Willi
Egger.
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
,
John Simmons
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial
design is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints
undertake their own experiments.
,
Parkstreet 12 8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer
and first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not
participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been
made, because I would never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
Date
September 10, 2010
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial
design is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints
undertake their own experiments.
Brand new templates for Word
Dear Mr Wilson,
Best regards
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer
and first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
John Simmons
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not
participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been
made, because I would never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial
design is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints
undertake their own experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer
and first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not
participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been
made, because I would never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial
design is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints
undertake their own experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer
and first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not
participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been
made, because I would never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
First page
Second page
113
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Brand new templates for Word
Dear Mr Wilson,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and
first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not
participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made,
because I would never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial
design is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake
their own experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.4 French
The french style is based on values given to me by Olivier Guéry.
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
September 10, 2010
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Brand new templates for Word
Best regards
Dear Mr Wilson,
John Simmons
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
First page
Second page
117
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Dear Mr Wilson,
Brand new templates for Word
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.5 Full-block Style
The full-block format is the simplest of all six blockstyle formats. Every part of the
letter starts at the left margin with a blank line between each part.
The order of the parts is date, inside address, attention line, salutation, subject line,
body, complimentary close, signature and additional information.
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
120
September 10, 2010
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Dear Mr Wilson,
Best regards
Brand new templates for Word
John Simmons
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
First page
Second page
121
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Dear Mr Wilson,
Brand new templates for Word
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.6 Modified Block Style
The modified style has the same layout as the full-block style but the date, signature
and closing moved to the right, which allows them to stand.
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
September 10, 2010
Page 124
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
Dear Mr Wilson,
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Brand new templates for Word
Best regards
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
John Simmons
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
First page
Second page
125
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Dear Mr Wilson,
Brand new templates for Word
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and
first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated
fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design
is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.7 Semiblock Style
The semiblock style is the format most people recognize as business letter.
The layout is the same as in the modified style. Paragraphs are intended by five
spaces 4.
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
128
September 10, 2010
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated
fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design
is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Dear Mr Wilson,
Best regards
Brand new templates for Word
John Simmons
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and
first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated
fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design
is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and
first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated
fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design
is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and
first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated
fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design
is complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and
first large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
First page
4
Second page
The semiblock letter style use the medium value for \setupindenting to indent the paragraphs.
129
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Brand new templates for Word
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.8 Simplified Style
The simplified style is used when you don't know the name of the person you're
writing to or when you write to a company.
It contains no title, salutation or complimentary closing. The main focus is the body of
the letter.
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
132
September 10, 2010
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
John Simmons
Brand new templates for Word
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
First page
Second page
133
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Dear Mr Wilson,
Brand new templates for Word
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.9 Hanging indented Style
The hanging indented format is seldom used. It's main advantage is that it calls
attention to the body and each paragraph.
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
September 10, 2010
Page 136
September 10, 2010
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
Dear Mr Wilson,
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Brand new templates for Word
Best regards
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
John Simmons
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would
never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their
own experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
First page
Second page
137
Date: September 10, 2010
To: Steve Wilson
From: John Simmons
Subject: Brand new templates for Word
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.10 Memo Style
The memo style used primarily for interoffice communication. The top of the memo
indicates the date, the name of the recipient, the name of the sender and the subject.
The abbreviation “RE” is sometimes used instead of “Subject”.
A signature and additional information are optional. The signature is placed near the
center with the additional information at the left margin.
Date: September 10, 2010
To: Steve Wilson
From: John Simmons
Subject: Brand new templates for Word
Best regards
John Simmons
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
First page
Second page
141
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Date
September 10, 2010
Brand new templates for Word
Dear Mr Wilson,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.11 Swiss Style A
The layout of this style is not finished, if you want to use it give
me information about the correct margins and position of the elements.
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Date
September 10, 2010
Best regards
Brand new templates for Word
John Simmons
Dear Mr Wilson,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
First page
Second page
145
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
Date
September 10, 2010
Brand new templates for Word
Dear Mr Wilson,
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Best regards
John Simmons
Letter Examples
11.12 Swiss Style B
The layout of this style is not finished, if you want to use it give
me information about the correct margins and position of the elements.
John Simmons
Parkstreet 12
8257 Green Bay
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
Steve Wilson
Nightstreet 4a
9183 Cotton Village
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
Date
September 10, 2010
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Brand new templates for Word
Best regards
Dear Mr Wilson,
John Simmons
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
But a system cannot be successful if it is too strongly influenced by a single person. Once the initial design is
complete and fairly robust, the real test begins as people with many different viewpoints undertake their own
experiments.
Thus, I came to the conclusion that the designer of a new system must not only be the implementer and first
large--scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual.
The separation of any of these four components would have hurt TEX significantly. If I had not participated fully
in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never
have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
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Second page
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Letter Examples
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151
Letter Examples
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153
Interface
12.1 Default
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12.2 moderncv
The moderncv interface is based on the layout of the moderncv-package for LATEX and
with the same elements and styles. The difference between the LATEX and the
ConTEXt-version is that you don't need a \maketitle command to place the header for
each style and it is placed by default.
The available elements for the interface are described below.
\cvline
The \cvline take two arguments, the first place the text in the left margin and accepts
only short entries, the second argument accepts longer texts which are placed in the
text area. You could change the distance after the entry with the optional argument.
\cvline{...}{...}
The two lines
\cvline{supervisors}{Supervisors}
\cvline{description}{\tx Short thesis abstract}
results in
supervisors
Supervisors
description
Short thesis abstract
\cvlistitem
The \cvlistitem is similar to the \cvline command above but it takes only one
argument which is placed in the text area. In the left margin appear a symbol like a
itemize, you could change this symbol with the optional argument before the text.
\cvlistitem[<symbol>]{...}
The two example line below
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\cvlistitem{Item 1}
\cvlistitem[+]{Item 2}
result in the following output
– Item 1
+ Item 2
\cvlistdoubleitem
The \cvlistdoubleitem is a enhanced version of the \cvlistitem command and
place two text side by side, if you change the symbol it affects the symbol for both
texts.
\cvlistdoubleitem[<symbol>]{...}{...}
As you can see in the next example you have to write the text in two command if you
want one below the other.
\cvlistdoubleitem[$\circ$]{Item 1}{Item 3}
\cvlistdoubleitem[$\circ$]{Item 2}{Item 4}
You can see this in the output from the example above.
Item 1
Item 3
Item 2
Item 4
\cventry
The \cventry has six argument and prints the argument two to five in the first line of
the text with a certain format for each text and separates them with commas. The first
argument is typed in the left margin and the last in the text on a separate line.
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\cventry{...}{...}{...}{...}{...}{...}
Two possible settings for the arguments are:
\cventry{year–year}{Degree}{Institution}{City}{\it Grade}{Description}
\cventry{year–year}{Job title}{Employer}{City}{}{Description}
This results in the time period in the left margin and the information in the text.
year–year
Degree, Institution, City, Grade.
Description
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description
\cvlanguage
The \cvlanguage behaves also line the \cvline command but take a third argument
which can be used for additional information in the right margin.
\cvlanguage{...}{...}{...}
The following example
\cvlanguage{language 1}{Skill level}{Comment}
\cvlanguage{language 2}{Skill level}{Comment}
results in:
language 1
Skill level
Comment
language 2
Skill level
Comment
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\cvcomputer
The \cvcomputer command is a enhanced version of the \cvlistdoubleitem with
two explicit argument for the label text which is written on the left of each entry.
\cvcomputer{...}{...}{...}{...}
As you can see in the first and third argument a label is written to describe text
category of each entry.
\cvcomputer{category 1}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}{category 3}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}
\cvcomputer{category 2}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}{category 4}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}
This produce the following output.
category 1
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 3
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 2
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 4
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
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159
John Doe
Resumé title (optional)
street and number
postcode city
mobile (optional)
phone (optional)
fax (optional)
email (optional)
additional information (optional)
Education
year–year
Degree, Institution, City, Grade.
Description
year–year
Degree, Institution, City, Grade.
Description
Master thesis
title
Title
supervisors
Supervisors
description
Short thesis abstract
Experience
Vocational
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description
Miscellaneous
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description line 1
Description line 2
Languages
language 1
Skill level
Comment
language 2
Skill level
Comment
1/1
Résumé Examples
13.1 Classic
street and number
postcode city
mobile (optional)
phone (optional)
fax (optional)
email (optional)
additional information (optional)
John Doe
Resumé title (optional)
Degree, Institution, City, Grade.
Description
Master thesis
title
Short thesis abstract
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
hobby 1
Description
hobby 2
Description
hobby 3
Description
Extra 2
Title
Supervisors
description
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 6
– Item 1
– Item 2
+ Item 3
Degree, Institution, City, Grade.
supervisors
category 5
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
Extra 1
Description
year–year
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 3
Interests
Education
year–year
category 2
◦ Item 1
◦ Item 2
◦ Item 3
◦ Item 4
◦ Item 5
Experience
Vocational
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description
Miscellaneous
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description line 1
Description line 2
Languages
language 1
Skill level
Comment
language 2
Skill level
Comment
language 3
Skill level
Comment
Computer skills
category 1
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 4
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
1/2
2/2
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John Doe
Some quote (optional)
Education
year–year
Degree, Institution, City, Grade.
Description
year–year
Degree, Institution, City, Grade.
Description
Master thesis
title
Title
supervisors
Supervisors
description
Short thesis abstract
Experience
Vocational
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description
Miscellaneous
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description line 1
Description line 2
Languages
language 1
Skill level
Comment
language 2
Skill level
Comment
street and number – postcode city
mobile (optional) • phone (optional) • fax (optional)
• email (optional) • additional information (optional)
1/1
Résumé Examples
13.2 Casual
category 2
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 5
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 3
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 6
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
John Doe
Interests
Some quote (optional)
Education
year–year
title
Description
hobby 2
Description
hobby 3
Description
Extra 1
Degree, Institution, City, Grade.
Description
year–year
hobby 1
Description
– Item 1
– Item 2
+ Item 3
Master thesis
Extra 2
Title
◦ Item 1
◦ Item 2
◦ Item 3
Degree, Institution, City, Grade.
supervisors
Supervisors
description
Short thesis abstract
◦ Item 4
◦ Item 5
Experience
Vocational
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description
Miscellaneous
year–year
Job title, Employer, City.
Description line 1
Description line 2
Languages
language 1
Skill level
Comment
language 2
Skill level
Comment
language 3
Skill level
Comment
Computer skills
category 1
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
category 4
XXX, YYY, ZZZ
street and number – postcode city
mobile (optional) • phone (optional) • fax (optional)
• email (optional) • additional information (optional)
street and number – postcode city
mobile (optional) • phone (optional) • fax (optional)
• email (optional) • additional information (optional)
1/2
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A Command definitions
1
2
3
4
\cvcomputer {...} {...} {...} {...}
1
2
3
4
CONTENT
CONTENT
CONTENT
CONTENT
1
2
3
4
5
6
\cventry {...} {...} {...} {...} {...} {...}
1
2
3
4
5
6
CONTENT
CONTENT
CONTENT
CONTENT
CONTENT
CONTENT
1
2
3
\cvlanguage {...} {...} {...}
1
2
3
CONTENT
CONTENT
CONTENT
1
2
3
\cvline [...] {...} {...}
1
2
3
OPTIONAL
DIMENSION
CONTENT
CONTENT
1
2
3
\cvlistdoubleitem [...] {...} {...}
1
2
3
TEXT
CONTENT
CONTENT
OPTIONAL
1
2
\cvlistitem [...] {...}
1
2
TEXT
CONTENT
OPTIONAL
1
2
3
\setlettervalue {...} [...] {...}
1
2
3
CONTENT
TEXT
CONTENT
OPTIONAL
169
Command definitions
1
2
\setuplabeltext [...] [.=.]
1
2
nl fr en uk de esOPTIONAL
cz ..
IDENTIFIER = TEXT
1
2
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [..,.=.,..]
1
2
postscript
location
width
distance
before
after
inbetween
headstyle
headcolor
copy enclosure
= left right top text
= fit broad DIMENSION
= DIMENSION
= COMMAND
= COMMAND
= COMMAND
= normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
= IDENTIFIER
1
2
3
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [...] [..,.=.,..]
1
2
3
OPTIONALleftfoot righthead rightfoot address
head foot nexthead nextfoot lefthead
backaddress reference location topmark botmark cutmark endmark usermark
letternext lettermain
frame
inherits from \setupframed
1
2
3
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [...] [..,.=.,..]
1
2
3
OPTIONALleftfoot righthead rightfoot address
head foot nexthead nextfoot lefthead
backaddress reference location topmark botmark cutmark endmark usermark
letternext lettermain
layer
inherits from \setuplayer
170
Command definitions
1
2
3
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [...] [..,.=.,..]
1
2
3
OPTIONALleftfoot righthead rightfoot address
head foot nexthead nextfoot lefthead
backaddress reference location topmark botmark cutmark endmark usermark
letternext lettermain
option
state
= start stop first next left right leftpage rightpage page subpage
symbol
= IDENTIFIER
style
= normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
color
= IDENTIFIER
alternative = IDENTIFIER
separator
= IDENTIFIER
leftmargin
= DIMENSION
rightmargin = DIMENSION
spacebefore = DIMENSION
spaceafter
= DIMENSION
1
2
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [..,.=.,..]
1
2
letterhead dateline referenceline specialnotation insideaddress title subject
opening content closing appendices
before
= COMMAND
after
= COMMAND
align
= inner outer left right flushleft flushright middle center normal no
yes
style
= normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
color
= IDENTIFIER
leftmargin
= DIMENSION
rightmargin = DIMENSION
alternative = IDENTIFIER
separator
= IDENTIFIER
command
= \...#1
optimize
= yes no
1
2
\setupletterstyle [...,...] [..,.=.,..]
1
2
firstpage secondpage
inherits from \setuplayout
171
Command definitions
1
2
\setupletterstyle [...] [..,.=.,..]
1
2
option
marking
indenting
whitespace
backgroundcolor
backgroundimage
header
footer
before
after
pagenumber
bodyfont
alternative
state
OPTIONAL
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
yes no
inherits from \setupindenting
inherits from \setupwhitespace
IDENTIFIER
FILE
reset
reset
COMMAND
COMMAND
NUMBER
5pt ... 12pt small big
singlesided doublesided
start stop
1
2
\setupletter [...,...] [..,.=.,..]
1
2
IDENTIFIER
titlestyle
titlecolor
textstyle
textcolor
separator
=
=
=
=
=
normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
IDENTIFIER
normal bold slanted boldslanted type cap small... COMMAND
IDENTIFIER
TEXT
*
\setupletter [..,.=.,..]
*
IDENTIFIER = TEXT
*
\useletterextension [...,...]
*
IDENTIFIER
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B File versions
The correspondence module comes as a package with many different files and each of
them has their own version tag, you can get this information from the information
block at the top of the file, MkIV users get also a overview of the used files with the
version at the end of the log file.
File
Revision
t-correspondence.tex 2010.08.27
t-letter.tex
2010.08.27
t-resume.tex
2009.10.10
default.nli
2010.06.17
pragma.nli
2009.07.18
knuth.nli
2009.10.08
default.nri
2009.06.30
moderncv.nri
2010.08.21
label.nle
2009.07.03
corres.nle
2009.02.13
pragma.nle
2008.01.23
optimize.nle
2008.12.03
addrentry.nle
2008.12.26
dina.nls
2010.03.02
dinb.nls
2010.03.02
pragma.nls
2009.09.20
knuth.nls
2009.02.13
dutch.nls
2008.12.28
french.nls
2009.09.20
english.nls
2008.03.13
default.nls
2010.03.02
blockstyle.nls
2008.11.29
fullblock.nls
2008.12.16
semiblock.nls
2008.12.16
modified.nls
2008.12.16
hanging.nls
2008.12.25
memo.nls
2009.09.21
simplified.nls
2008.12.16
swiss.nls
2009.02.14
swissleft.nls
2009.02.14
default.nrs
2009.10.10
classic.nrs
2010.08.11
Description
Core module
Letter Module
Résumé Module
Default letter interface
m-letter.tex Interface
letter.tex Interface
Default resume interface
moderncv resume interface
Text labels
XML-Database
Examples from m-letter.tex
Page optimation
ex addrenetry support
German style DIN 676 A
German style DIN 676 B
m-letter.tex style
letter.tex style
Dutch letter style
French letter style
English letter style
Basic style
Default block values
Full-block
Semiblock
Modified block
Hanging intended
Memo style
Simplified style
Swiss style
Swiss left style
Default resume style
modercv classic style
173
File versions
File
casual.nrs
user.ori
Revision
2010.08.11
2008.07.08
Description
modercv casual style
Example for user settings
174
C Labeltexts
The following table presents the text for all predefined labels in the module, only the
labels for the memo style are not included.
175
Labeltexts
label
name
room
yourref
yourmail
myref
mymail
english
Name
Room
Your ref.
Your letter of
Our ref.
Our letter of
dutch
Uw kenmerk
Uw brief van
Ons kenmerk
Ons brief van
customer
invoice
attention
subject
cc
enclosure
to
toname
from
fromname
date
phone
fax
email
url
bank
organization
city
zip
country
street
Customer no.
Invoice no.
Klant No.
Rekening No.
cc
encl
To
To
From
From
Date
Phone
Fax
Email
Url
Bank account
Organization
City
Zip
Country
Street
Kopie aan
Bijlage(n)
Aan
Aan
Van
Van
Datum
Telefoon
Fax
E–mail
URL
Bankrekening
176
german
Name
Zimmer
Ihr Zeichen
Ihre Nachricht vom
Unser Zeichen
Unsere Nachricht
vom
Kundennummer
Rechnungsnummer
Kopien an
Anlagen
An
An
Von
Von
Datum
Telefon
Fax
E-Mail
URL
Bankverbindung
Organisation
Stadt
PLZ
Land
Straße
Labeltexts
french
Nom
Salle
Vos références
Votre lettre du
Nos références
Notre lettre du
Numéro de client
Numéro de facture
Concernant
Copie à
Annexes
À
À
De
De
Date
Téléphone
Téléfax
Courriel
Site web
Compte en banque
italian
spanish
Vs./Rif.
Vs. lettera del
Ns./Rif.
Su ref.
Su carta de
Nuestra ref.
Nr. cliente
Nr. fattura
No. de cliente
No. de factura
Per conoscenza
Allegato
A
A
Da
Da
Data
Telefono
Fax
Email
Sito Web
Conto bancario
Copias
Adjunto
A
A
De
De
Fecha
Teléfono
Fax
Email
URL
Cuenta bancaria
177
Labeltexts
178
D Index
Modified 125
c
\cc 33
closing 15
copy 33
d
DIN 676 A 109
DIN 676 B 105
e
\encl 31
enclosure 31
f
fromaddress 23
fromname 23
Full-block 121
h
Hanging 137
m
Memo
141
n
NEN 1026 113
o
opening
15
p
postscript 29
\ps 29
s
Semiblock 129
\setlettervalue 61
\setuplabeltext 63
\setupletter 61, 62
signature 27
Simplified 133
subject 19
t
toaddress 21
toname 21
179
Index
180
Index
181
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