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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Business letter template with letterhead on the side

Is there a template for a letter that allows for the letterhead to have some of its elements on the side (in the left/right margin) in a vertical column or sidebar including a business logo? Somewhat ...
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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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How to type specifically on this part of the page?

I want to type my name in block capitals and in italics in the space highlighted in the blackbox, but I can't seem to be able to. Everything else is fine with the cover letter, I just need to type my ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Writing an official letter

I want to write an official letter such as apply for fund ... as following : To Subject Body Sign Name I would appreciate if you can tell me the ...
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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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Introducing courtesy folding marks in moderncv

I have a new idea but it seems I don't know how to realise... as always! I am doing some experiments with moderncv, and I would like to introduce folding marks like in scrlttr2 (KOMA 2 Letter format) ...
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Positioning the address in a Letter

I need to place the right-side address differently in my .tex file but I can not figure out how to do. What I would like is to have the last line from the right-placed address at the same line as the ...
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Reducing white space above date in Letter Class

How can I reduce the amount of whitespace at the top of the page in the letter class? I've added some text to serve as a letterhead, and everything is lined up... but starts way too low! Does anyone ...
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Problem with composite letters in section labels

Although there are some advices that deal with the warning message: Composite letter `\textasciicaron+c'not defined in PD1 encoding See here, for example: Problem with UTF-8 in meta data It ...
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LaTeX resume/cover letter error

I've recently used a LaTeX template to make both a resume and cover letter using res.cls and letter.sty respectively. However, I would like to have both documents display my name, a horizontal line ...
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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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Justify text in moderncv cover letter

I am writing a cover letter and CV using moderncv. Everything works fine so far, but the text in the cover letter is not justified. I think it is good that it is not hyphenated, but it would look much ...
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How to remove space between back address and address in scrlttr2?

There is a blank line between the back address and the address? How can I remove it? \documentclass{scrlttr2} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{ngerman, ae} ...
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Custom \thebibliography with alphabetic numbering for scrltt2 not working in presence of babel

I want to use an alphabetically numbered bibliography in a letter class that does not provide bibliographies (scrlttr in my case, but the example provided below works with letter, too). Based on this ...
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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 Ā»letterĀ« 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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Which package includes \Rho? (Big rho) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? Why can I only use some capital greek letters inside my equations? I want to use the big rho (\Rho) in my document but can not find a package ...
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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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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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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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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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Left Justifying the Date with Scrlttr2

I would like to left justify the date in the KOMA-Script scrlttr2 class so that it aligns with the left margin of the body. I have no other data in the refline. This question helped me to get my ...
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How do I provide/trigger the special support for letters in AUCTeX?

As you probably know, the letter document class has quite a few pieces of metadata that go along with it, e.g. name, address, signature, etc. It would be really nice if all of this was put into the ...
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Why does pdflatex/dinbrief produce a US letter page for this input?

I want to write a simple letter using the dinbrief class but cannot get it to produce a DIN A4 page. The minimal example is this: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{dinbrief} \usepackage{german} ...
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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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scrlttr2 Change vertical space between sender address and email/phone

Is it possible to control the vertical space between different elements in the sender-block of scrlttr2, i.e. increase the space between the address (street + town) and the following elements ...
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Insert chapters into letter document

I am writing an extensive letter document, and I would like to put a summary and a few chapters inside it. Is it possible to do that? Here my preamble: ...
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Dinbrief and Pagenumbers

My question concern the line numbers when using the dinbrief package. I want to have page numbers like page 1 of 2 and so on. I tried also the LastPage package, but without success. The dinbrief ...
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koma-scrlttr2: bottom margin is immense, how to reduce?

I'm really struggling with what seems like it should be a simple layout question for KOMA scrlttr2. I simply cannot find any way to get the bottom margin of a letter to be anything less than 2 ...
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Why doesn't the \closing center in my letter?

If I pdflatex the below Latex, then "Kind regards," and "Sandra" doesn't get centred. If the letter is two pages long, then it does. Question How do I get this centred when my letter is just one ...
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Specifying a letter class \address from an external file using catchfile package

I'm working with the letter class, and have created a custom .cls file in which most formatting of a letter is taken care off. From a .tex file used to produce the letter (or call, as I may have ...
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Aligning the header in LaTeX

How do I align the text to center in the header and the date , below the horizontal line, \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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How to show additional contact information in t-letter head

I am working on a letter using the t-letter module and have found that only my name and address show in the head layer. Any ideas as to how I can show additional contact information as well? Here is ...
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Page margin, header and footer configuration

This is how my letter looks like \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{letter} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \newcommand{\DocumentTitle}{Motivation Letter} \newcommand{\Author}{John Smith} ...
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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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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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Letter Environment : Justice! [duplicate]

I'm looking at this, and I'm wondering how I can get Mr. John Doe \\ 2345 Jones St. \\ Oakland, CA 91123 to be right justified in this letter environment: \begin{letter}{Mr. John Doe \\ 2345 Jones ...