readme This file describes setting up newlfm.cls, the class file which contains the information about the new letter, fax and memo class newlfm. newlfm creates two additional .sty files, addrset.sty and setdim.sty. These support the processing performed by newlfm. newlfm uses a number of external .sty files to perform various functions. Please get the current version of these .sty files from better CTAN locations everywhere, install them as requested and update your configuration as necessary. These files are as follows: .sty File CTAN Location Retrieve? mdwlist macros/latex/contrib/supported/mdwtools Entire subdirectory fancyhdr macros/latex/contrib/supported/fancyhdr Entire subdirectory envlab macros/latex/contrib/supported/envlab Entire subdirectory graphics dviware/ln03/rmcs Specific file Setup procedure: 1) Use a temporary working subdirectory. Unpack the newlfm archive file by using an appropriate tool, if you have an archive file. These tools are widely available. If you do not have them, please check CTAN. Otherwise just copy the files from the newlfm archive location in CTAN. 2) Start up a OS command frame (MS-DOS command prompt, unix console). The OS command frame must be able to access some TeX version, and that is your responsibility. The setup procedure here requires access to TeX and more specifically to LaTeX. 3) The setup utility assumes that you are running dvips as your printer driver. If not, you must change make_win.bat or make_unix. 4) make .cls and .sty files: This acts to setup the program, by running the various components in the correct order. a) Win family: type make_win To check on commands: type make_win.bat b) unix/linux family: type make_unix To check on commands: more make_unix 5) After running the make utility, print copies of the demonstration letters test1 - test7. Print these letters and examine them. Here is a brief description: (a) test1 is a standard letter, with a little palm tree in the left header and a motto in Large bf text in the footer. A signature is printed in the signature block. It has a FAX cover page. (b) test2 is a standard memo, with a large palm tree at an odd angle in the top margin, centered. It is written in pig latin, or ig-pay atin-lay. This is a dialect of American English popular among 8 year olds. (c) test3 is a full memo, with a smaller memo space (144pt margins on either side). It has all address information in both the "from" and "to" sections of the memo. (d) test4 is a business letter with a header file containing a small palm tree and a firm identification section in the left margin. (e) test5 is a business letter with a header file containing a small palm tree and a firm identification section in the left margin. It also has a table, built in the standard table fashion, included. (f) test6 is a form letter, which prints letters to two different persons, including a fax header page for each. (g) test7 is a form letter file, which prints letters to two different persons, including a fax header page for each. In addition, it changes the order of the date and from addresses, and fiddles with the spacing. (h) test8 is a form letter file, which prints letters to three different persons from a list command multletter, including a fax header page for each. In addition, it changes the order of the date and from addresses, and fiddles with the spacing. This file also illustrates the use of the stored letter dimensional information, stored in the letters database letrinfo.tex. (i) test9 is a form letter file, which prints letters to three different persons from a list command multletter, including a fax header page for each. In addition, it changes the order of the date and from addresses, and fiddles with the spacing. This file also illustrates the use of the stored letter dimensional information, stored in the letters database letrinfo.tex. (j) test10 is a letter showing inclusion of nameto and namefr options directly rather than through the letrinfo file. It prints them in cello-window form. (k) test11 is a press release. 6) newlfm.zip includes all files necessary to perform the demos. (a) After executing the setup utility, all files in these packages should be placed on your LaTeX path. You may wish to place them in your "local site" tree, which is the LaTeX storage location for local files. Ensure that the local LaTeX path is executed or searched after the default LaTeX path. (b) Place all files newlfm.* on the "local site" tree, in the location for LaTeX files. In addition, letrinfo.tex and extracd.tex are both placed on the "local site" tree. They should probably for simplicity be placed at the same location as is newlfm.cls. In that way, when you replace or upgrade, information for the use of newlfm (in particular, your letrinfo.tex file) will not be deleted inadvertantly. 7) newlfm.dvi (and probably newlfm.ps) are produced by the setup utility. This is a result of the docstrip program's extraction from newlfm.dtx of the instructions for the newlfm.dtx class. Please print this and check it for simple information about the class. 8) Bugs and problems may be reported to Paul A. Thompson, Ph.D. Div of Biostatistics Box 8067, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO 63110 email@example.com If you wish me to examine anything, please send a gzipped tar file containing all sources (this includes letrinfo.tex and extracd.tex). I will try to run your example. NOTE: First step of debugging is to ensure that newlfm.cls is the same as mine; I don't look at your version of my class file. Please be sure that you have read the documentation first, however. MANIFEST OF ALL NEWLFM COMPONENTS This is a manifest of all files currently used in newlfm. It can serve as a checklist for users to ensure that all files for the class are present. extracd.tex Pattern file to enable users to change phrases for letter components letrinfo.tex Letter database file for examples lvb.eps Signature of Ludwig von Beetfonten makeclean_win.bat Clean up the subdirectory on a Windows box make_clean Clean up the subdirectory on a unix box make_unix Make .cls, .sty, manual and all examples on unix box make_win.bat Make .cls, .sty, manual and all examples on Windows box newlfm.dtx Source for newlfm and all associated program newlfm.ins File to produce newlfm.cls newlfm.txt A blurb about newlfm newlfm.zip .zip file containing all parts of the system palm.eps Palm tree used in examples README Instructions for setting up system sfaxpage.tex Pattern for FAX header page, modifiable by the user smemosec.tex Pattern for the memo block, modifiable by the user sprsrls.tex Pattern for the press release, modifiable by the user test1.tex Example file 1 test2.tex Example file 2 test3.tex Example file 3 test4.tex Example file 4 test5.tex Example file 5 test6.tex Example file 6 test7.tex Example file 7 test8.tex Example file 8 test9.tex Example file 9 test10.tex Example file 10 test11.tex Example file 11 test12.tex Example file 12 test1alt.tex Example file 1, alternative option specification (old style) test2alt.tex Example file 2, alternative option specification (old style) test3alt.tex Example file 3, alternative option specification (old style) test4alt.tex Example file 4, alternative option specification (old style) test5alt.tex Example file 5, alternative option specification (old style) test6alt.tex Example file 6, alternative option specification (old style) test7alt.tex Example file 7, alternative option specification (old style) test8alt.tex Example file 8, alternative option specification (old style) wine.eps Picture of some wine bottles newlfm uses internally defined macros to set up fax header pages, memo header blocks and press releases. To customize these for yourself: 1) Change sfaxpage.tex to faxpage.tex for the fax page and modify it as needed; or 2) Change smemosec.tex to memosec.tex for the memo block and modify it as needed; 3) Change sprsrls.tex to prsrls.tex for the press release and modify it as needed. Modification of the files is in the hands of the user. Your mileage may vary. As developer and supporter of newlfm, I specifically exclude support for user modifications, but will consider a consulting arrangement at the user's discretion.
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newlfm – Write letters, facsimiles, and memos
Integrates the letter class with fancyhdr and geometry to automatically make letterhead stationery. Useful for writing letters, fax, and memos. You can set up an address book using ‘wrapper’ macros. You put all the information for a person into a wrapper and then put the wrapper in a document. The class handles letterheads automatically. You place the object for the letterhead (picture, information, etc.) in a box and all sizing is set automatically.
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typesetting letters, envelopes, faxes, etc