I'd like to share some findings on package g-brief, which was designed to write business letters with layout, as used in Germany.

Now, it's not a question I'm about to ask... it's a description of how to make this package work to create serial letters. I'd be presenting the approach from a website I found, with some adaptions to make it more digestible.

Where/how should I post it?

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Consider phrasing your "how to manual" in the form of a question. Here's a fictitious start:

I'd like to create some business letters with layout using the g-brief package. However, I'm uncertain how to go about it as the documentation isn't clear on what to do and where. I'd like to specifically put X in some specific spot and ensure that Y is always in some other specific spot. How can I achieve this?

Here is a minimal document that I've set up with the information I currently have:


<more preamble stuff>


<document stuff>


Of course, the specifics about the problem should be updated to match what you aim to show.

  • Thanks @Werner, I thought about that as well. However, it doesen't feel right. // Is there no howto-section or similar available?
    – MS-SPO
    Jul 8, 2021 at 19:52
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    @MS-SPO: No. The site is set up as a Question and Answer structure. So just phrase your how-to manual in the form of a question. We've had similar {big-list} type questions on the main site. Or, in some cases, FAQ-style questions for which we write up some generic, related description of a problem (the question) and then write a canonical answer to it. It would be similar in your case.
    – Werner Mod
    Jul 8, 2021 at 20:24
  • thanks for the background information.
    – MS-SPO
    Jul 9, 2021 at 7:53

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