{letters} is about creating letters and similar types of written messages, and the various document classes created for this purpose.

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How to set scrlttr2 refvpos automatically based on address length

I am creating an letter options (lco) file that I will use for multiple letters. The scrlttr2 class is designed for a fixed placement of the address field, and places the date at a fixed position from ...
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Creating letters with zero-margin colored headers, in addition to the regular letterhead

I'm trying to use LaTeX for creating corporate letters. What I have found is that there are many tools to write letters, but they are mostly focused on letters of more personal nature rather than ...
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How to control the back address ident and remove the sender address in scrlttr2

I'd like to remove the box which holds the sender data and only have the backaddress. Is this possible ?
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Put an image header in \documentclass{letter}

Is there is any possibility to put an image header in a letter class document? I can put a footer image and an image for my signature, but I want to put an image on the top of the letter.
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Changing the font size on the address fields in the Letter document class

I'm trying to create a letter using the default letter document class. In the name, address, and telephone fields, I want the font to be styled differently than the rest of the document, but I can't ...
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Making document classes in LyX available

I'm writing a letter in LyX, and I want to choose a document class for it. (I don't like the default letter.) Looking at Document -> Settings -> Document class, I see that most classes are ...
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Example of mailmerge package with an Excel spreadsheet

I am looking for an example for using the mailmerge package to write a cover letter, with names and addresses on a spreadsheet. The package comes with an example, but you have to manually enter all ...
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Declaring layers causes tikzpicture to disappear

I'm using a picture environment to \put some tikzpictures at places within the page from within \setkomavar{firsthead}. When I declare some pgf layers like so: \pgfdeclarelayer{background} ...
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Custom reference field line in scrlttr2

Following on from a previous question, I took the route of co-opting the location field to display some invoice related information in the top right corner of the letter. Now I'd like to do something ...
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How to position the reference fields line in scrlttr2

TeX newbie. I want to position the reference fields line in scrlttr2 to where the "supplemental data" is usually displayed (in the top right hand corner, below the header). I figured it would be as ...
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scrlttr2: How can I remove the white space between “address” and “Subject:” line?

How may I remove excessive white space at the top, between my address in top-left, and the Subject: line? \documentclass{scrlttr2} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Easily aligning 'from' and 'to' address fields in LaTeX letters

When you write a letter in LaTeX, you can add your address with the \address block, while you have the possibility of adding the recipient address after the \begin{letter} statement as an extra ...
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Adding a signature on an online job application

Nowadays many job applications are sent in digital form as PDF. We use of course LaTeX to create such. Usually you add a cover letter to your CV and credentials. If you sent this as print-out by ...
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Remove date from the french style for the ConTeXt letter module

I'm using the ConTeXt's letter module with the french style but I don't want the date do appear. I tried to setup an empty list of elements to display but it didn't work, \setupletter [list={}] ...
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How to a put a repeated text in the left margin of a page, like a header or footer, but on the side

I'm trying to copy a stationery format which puts the return address in a small block in the middle of the left margin of the page, like a header, but on the side I've tried using the everypage ...
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How to make size tailored label with envlab?

According to the package guide I should be able to declare label sizes in the preamble of the document like in this example: \documentclass[12]{letter} \usepackage{envlab} \SetLabel{63mm, 46mm, ...
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Good Style of Creating a Signature all within LaTeX

I have a small task that involves trying to get a signature using LaTeX fonts. I want to be able to make the signature look as handwritten as possible (pen/marker) using the LaTeX fonts. Also like to ...
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Letter class alternatives with support for figures, tables, and labels

I'm increasingly fed up with the arbitrary restrictions that the standard LaTeX letter class has. Today I discovered that the table environment is not defined in the standard letter class, which means ...
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Removing the line and address from scrlttr

scrlttr2 seems to set a line with the address on it. I can't figure out which of the many scrlttr2 options turns it off. \documentclass{scrlttr2} \setkomavar{fromname}{Seamus} ...
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How to place the subject line under the greeting line in t-letter module in ConTeXt?

I'm writing a letter using the t-letter module available with ConTeXt. I want the subject line to be underneath the greeting line, but I can't work out how to do it. I think it is something like: ...
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How to place a list of attachments at the same hight as the closing?

I am writing a letter using KOMA-scripts scrlttr2-class. I would like to add a list of attachments at the end, and I would like that list to be at the same height as the closing, but on the right side ...
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Using BibTeX with letter class

I'm trying to use BibTeX with a letter; I hope this is not too eccentric. The letter class doesn't have BibTeX support, though. I found Environment thebibliography undefined when using letter. ...
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How to avoid empty space at the end of a page when using scrlttr2?

I use this class definition in the preamble for typesetting letters: \documentclass[12pt,ngerman,foldmarks=true,fromalign=right,fromrule=afteraddress, parskip=half, pagenumber=no,DIV=15]{scrlttr2} ...
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How do I write invoices in LaTeX?

I'm relatively new to TeX, which means I did nothing more than homework and some math things with it. Now I'd like to write invoices with LaTeX (for reusability etc.) I am not searching for a ...
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Looking for Cover letter template

I'm looking for cover letter template which would fit with this CV, PDF here. Can anyone suggest anything similar to that (just a regular cover letter, sender's address on top right, recipients lower ...
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Croatian/Serbian letters in CV problem

I'm using a currvita CV for something, but am unable to get Croatian/Serbian (I don't know how this will come out, but they are šŠđĐčČćĆžŽ). Haven't used LaTeX in a while but remember that in the ...
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Cover Letter Template

I am trying to use Matthew J. Miller's cover letter template - The PDF looks like this; however when I typeset the template at the first instance, I see that the date is misplaced and I am not able ...
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Complex alignments of blocks

How could the kind of layout below be achieved in LaTeX, without using a letter document class? At first, I thought of tables, but it would be impossible to align the first line of the second block ...
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Positioning signature on left in letter

I have this letter template, I found online. \documentclass[11pt,stdletter]{newlfm} \usepackage{charter} \widowpenalty=1000 \clubpenalty=1000 \newlfmP{headermarginskip=15pt} \newlfmP{sigsize=25pt} ...
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How do I make a subject with newlfm

I can't find in the documentation anything about how to make a subject in a newlfm style letter. What I would like is something like the following. Överklagande av Skatteverkets beslut om ...
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A clean letter class for office use, including serial letters

I'm using LaTeX for writing corporate letters, including serials letters. To incorporate our organization's logo, back address and so on I put a single A4-sized PDF containing all this information ...
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Adding/subtracting vertical space in »letter« class

Is there a way to move the to-address up (or, respectively, the date down) in the »letter« document class? With the to-address on the left and date on the right, I wish for the vertical alignment of ...
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Signature over printed name

I am writing a letter using newlfm, which implements the typeset signature with this code: \namefrom{\textbf{Juan de la Cruz}\\ "Expert" TeXnician\\ Telephone: \printphonefrom\\ ...
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Does newlfm define \InfoPathName?

I'm getting an error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.12 \InfoFileName {db.tex} For background \InfoFileName is the macro used to change where newlfm gets its address information ...
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Error message: There's no line here to end

In a letter-class document that had no previous errors I am suddenly getting the error message: "There's no line here to end" \opening{text} I've used this file many times and today it starts ...
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Multiple signatures in a letter

I've searched for this but haven't found a solution. Is it possible to have multiple signatures in a letter, one above the other?
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LaTeX letter with address field in the right place for a “C5 envelope with window”

Does anybody know of a good way to write simple paper letters in LaTeX, so that the formatting shows the receivers address on the right place so I will show in the window of those C5 envelops with a ...
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PDF letterhead as document background

My institution's letterhead is available as a PDF file. The PDF is not just of the logo (to be placed in a corner), but of the entire page. Is it possible to make this PDF the background of the ...
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Anyone know a good template for formal letters?

Occasionally, I write letters that I actually print out and send by snail mail :). I'd like them to look as formal as possible. Archaic (pre-typewriter) Dutch customs require the sender's address to ...