# Letter Class Option makelabels

Copyright (c) Markus Kohm, 2009-2021 Licence: LPPL 1.3c Release: 2021/08/14 v1.0

Requires: KOMA-Script

## Summary

The standard letter class letter has a label feature. You can activate it using \makelabels. While in Germany window envelopes are common, printing labels is not common and scrlttr2 never supported label printing. At the German KOMA-Script book I've shown how you can print labels simply by printing a letter with special pseudo value settings. Doing so you can use several configuration features. Using makelabels.lco in opposite does only implement a \makelabels feature similar to the standard letter classes. Currently there are no configuration features at makelabels.lco. But you may use package envlab from CTAN after loading makelabels.lco to get various configuration features.

## Installation

It is recommended to use the package manager of your distribution to install makelabels.lco. But if this is not possible of if you are a distribution you can either use l3build and sources from the git repository or a completely manual installation using a basic source file distribution.

### Manual installation using l3build and the git sources

First of all copy or clone the sources of the current release or the developer code from github and use

l3build unpack

to unpack the package. The unpacked files then can be found be in build/unpacked. You can use

l3build doc

to generate the manual and the example PDFs.

l3build install

to install the package locally. But this will neither install the manual nor nor the example files. Currently there are two example files, generated by l3build:

• makelabels-example.tex is the source of a very simple example using scrletter class and makelabels.lco only. The result can be found in makelabels-example.pdf
• makelabels-envlab-example.tex is the source of an example that shows how to use package envlab in combination with scrletter class and makelabels.lco to have more versability.

### Manual installation using a basic source distribution

A basic source distribution consists of makelabels.dtx and README.md only. There may be additional manual and demo files like makelabels.pdf, makelabels-example.pdf or makelabels-envlab-example.pdf.

If you have got such a basic source distribution, i.e., from CTAN, you first have to unpack the files using:

tex makelabels.dtx

Don't use latex, pdflatex, lualatex or xelatex instead of tex! The unpacking will produce makelabels.lco, makelabels-example.tex and makelabels-envlab-example.tex.

If your source distribution does not contain the manual makelabels.pdf and the example files makelabals-example.pdf and makelabels-envlab-example.pdf you can generate these (after the unpacking previously explained) using:

pdflatex makelabels-example.tex
pdflatex makelabels-example.tex
pdflatex makelabels-envlab-example.tex
pdflatex makelabale-envlab-example.tex
pdflatex makelabels.dtx
mkindex makelabels
pdflatex makelabels.dtx
mkindex makelabels
pdflatex makelabels.dtx

To install all the runtime files, make a folder tex/latex/makelabels in you private or local TEXMF tree if this folder does not yet exists. Then copy makelabels.lco to this folder.

To install the manual and the demo files, make a folder doc/latex/makelabels in the same TEXMF tree you've uses for the installation of makelabels.lco, if the folder does not yet exists. Then copy the demo files makelabels-example.tex, makelabels-envlab-example.tex, makelabels-example.pdf, makelabels-envlab-example.pdf and the manual makelabels.pdf to this folder.

MiK users have to additionally update the Filename Database. See the manual of the MiK console for more information. Live user usually do not need to run texhash, because the private and the personal TEXMF tree is usually searched completely.

## Usage

Like all other LCO files you can load makelabels.lco using \LoadLetterOption{makelabels}. For scrlttr2 loading via optional argument of \documentclass also works, but is not recommended any longer.

After loading the LCO file, you can add \makelabels into your document preamble to active the automatic generation of labels at the end of the document while reading the *.aux-file.

Note: In oposite to other LCO files you must not load mkalelabels.lco after \begin{document}!