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comment Seeking document automation/template system to output RTF or text
Thanks, I'll take a look.
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comment How can I send gpg encrypted mail automatically from the linux command line?
Add "s" to the gpg command for that - e.g., gpg -eas -r "John Smith"
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comment Seeking document automation/template system to output RTF or text
I've spent some time looking at tutorials, but I think my usage is a little different than others'. I would like to be able to use variable substitution - so I could write a template like 'Dear $NAME, I am writing to confirm your appointment on $DATE at $TIME' and have those bits replaced - and ideally include conditional logic, something like '<IF $MARRIED>Please bring your spouse. </ENDIF>' Is that among LaTeX's functionality? I get the impression that it's probably possible with macros but I don't want to be forcing it to do something it's not really meant to do.
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comment Seeking document automation/template system to output RTF or text
I'm aware of the Tex family - hadn't considered it for this application because my perception is that it's more presentation/layout focused and because the limited exposure I've had to it suggests that it's very powerful but has a steep learning curve. I will explore it further and see if I was perhaps too hasty in rejecting it. Thanks for your suggestion.
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