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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem with letter “\dj” in small-caps font

The letter \dj has its bar placed too high when used in lower case small caps, e.g. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[croatian]{babel} \begin{document} \textsc{\dj} \end{document} What ...
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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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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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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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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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Document Blending: An Analysis of the Sex Appeal of Business Instruments

Here is what I'm working with so far: \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{background} \usepackage{lipsum} \backgroundsetup{% scale=4, %% change accordingly angle=0, %% change ...
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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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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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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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How can I supress horizontal rules in newlfm letterhead?

I'm trying to use the newlfm package to put together a LaTeX letterhead. (Thankfully, my college's letterhead is text-only, so I don't have to worry about fancy logos or the like.) I've gotten ...
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Eliminating extra vertical space around quotes in letters

Eliminating vertical space around a quote, as described here, succeeds when the documentclass is article \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{quoting} \quotingsetup{vskip=0pt} \begin{document} ...
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How to make a dynamic comment box next to \address cluster?

I'm sure you're aware what \address{blah} is. Well, I'd like to make a boxed comment that's just as high as my address and stretches from the left margin of the document to 3cm to the left of the ...
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Changing The Date Location On A Letter

I'm using the document class scrlttr2 to make a cover letter, but since it's a business letter the date needs to be left-justified and above the address. By using the work-around here I was able to ...
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Beautiful letterhead

How can I create a beautiful letterhead from the article class using say header or footer . I do not want to use letter class due to limitations. The letterhead should look outstanding.
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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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How to include online postage in a scrlttr2 letter?

The class scrlttr2 is well suited for using window envelopes by default. That means that it prints the address at the standardized position. In Germany, you can buy online postage which is supposed ...
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Writing a letter in ConTeXt, formatting issues

I'm writing a letter to someone, using ConTeXt. I'm running into some formatting issues. The following is the code I have, and the PDF output. There are two things that I'd like to fix. ...
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Sectioning in letter-type documents

I want to use sectioning in letters (section, subsection, etc), but here I read that basically all of these sectioning commands do not apply to letters. What is the proper way to create sections in ...
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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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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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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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Numbering appendices by letter instead of number

I'm trying to get a hold of numbering the letter of the Appendices. This is how it looks now: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twoside]{article} % PACKAGES \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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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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Where to save lco templates for scrlttr2 letters?

In the german Koma Script Book I read about the elegant way to predefine the personal address in a .lco file like this ~/texmf/tex/latex/jd_private_v001.lco # <- added answer here for other ...
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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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To write Latvian in Babel

I know this thread about Changing language in babel, but I do not see any aux file generated in my case. So cannot delete them. My file \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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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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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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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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Prohibit see-through text with gibberish on backside of page?

I'd like to have the backside of my LaTeX pages printed with "gibberish" to prevent someone from holding the letter against a lamp and reading the see-through text. Kind of like the PIN letters have ...
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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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Change to English, the subject of letteracdp

In letteracdp package, you write the letter subject, and when you compile the document, TeXLive will put Oggetto: before it. I would like to change it into Subject:
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Using an adr-file, how to change format of the address?

I'm up to use LaTeX for writing my letters, invoices, other stuff and I'm nearly finished with setting up my templates using the KOMA class scrlttr2. One thing remains... I got an address-file where ...