On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Taco Hoekwater <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Wolfgang Schuster wrote: > > > > The discussion > > > > Before I start to give you information about my module and > > give you the chance to mention your own wishes or thoughts > > about the inteface I'm interested what do you use currently to > > write you own correspondence (letter, invoices etc.). > > This may be a surprise, but I use only oowriter/oocalc > currently. Why? > > * I have many different envelopes to cater for, with and > without address windows.
This is why I seperate content and layout, the input for the data and text is always the same but layout and fields/information depend on the output. > * I sometimes need DIN letters, but sometimes just an > informal note to accompany an item Nothing can be more formal than a german letter in DIN style, lots of rules with fixed values from the typewriter and many exceptions. > * Quite a bit of correspondence is invoices and quotes, > with automatic calculations in them (VAT etc). I already played with a few basic styles but this should go into a seperate module and should be a MkIV only thing to get correct values in the output, although MkII is possible but I won't trust the results. > Most of this can be done in tex/luatex of course, but it > is a lot of effort compared to hitting <enter> a few extra > times in oowriter. Now, if there was a great letter module > for context .... ;-) Hans provides a Example interface for his own interface but I never got it working for myself but a simple user interface would be nice. Ideas for the input are welcome, it is completely independant from the backend and I could also offer the original interface from Donal Knuth. > > Before I release I first public bety version of the modul I > > want to hear which interface to set the letter information do > > you prefer and do you have things do want in the module. > > I definately would like an easy way to switch envelope > formats, and automatic page 1 of ... would be nice too. As I told, saw what you want and I could write a letter style. The total number of page can be set with subpagenumber and I tried hard to get it working with MkII and MKIV and spend a few hours to find the last remaining bugs. Wolfgang ___________________________________________________________________________________ If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the Wiki! maillist : firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context webpage : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net archive : https://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/ wiki : http://contextgarden.net ___________________________________________________________________________________