The closest thing to coding for execs

Executives don’t do Programming, but they write a lot. If you are like me, missing coding and or you want some of that flow feeling that all those geeks seem to be while coding, I recommend you have a look at $$\LaTeX$$


One of the hardest things about LaTeX is deciding how to pronounce it.This is also one of the few things I’m not going to tell you about LaTeX, since pronunciation is best determined by usage, not fiat. TeX is usually pronounced teck, making lah-teck, and lay-teck the logical choices; but language is not always logical, so lay-tecks is also possible. - Leslie Lamport

LaTeX is the word processor for publishing houses and academics, and it looks very much like coding.

The workflow goes like this: writing in English + LaTeX (i.e. the code), then run a program that transforms the code in a beautiful pdf.

LaTeX will make sure everyone has just enough letters and words as not to tired the eye of the reader, in LaTeX … is different than pressing 3 times dots. The space between the dots is different.

An itemised list in LaTeX looks like this:

\item first point
\item second point

It might not look good, but the result is way superior to word.


Here we go a full example


% Some of the article customisations are relevant for this class

\name{Frank Contrepois} % To be used for the return address on the envelope
\signature{Frank} % Goes after the closing (ie at the end of the letter, with space for a signature)
\address{Frank \\}
% Alternatively, these may be set on an individual basis within each letter environment.

\makelabels % this command prints envelope labels on the final page of the document

\begin{letter}{Readers \\ \\ }

\opening{Hello Reader} % eg Hello.

Thank you so much for reading this article

\item first point
\item second point

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\closing{Regards} % eg Regards,

\cc{My readers} % people this letter is cc-ed to
\encl{} % list of anything enclosed
\ps{PS: I used the letter type} % any post scriptums. ``PS'' labels must be put in manually


The output

A letter

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