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I am using this popular formal letter template from Latextemplates.com. However, at the end it uses the command \makeletterclosing to print the closing message (something along the lines of "thank you sincerely" followed by a vertical space and then your name in bold.

However, I am interested in modifying this to insert a small image of my signature in the vertical space between "sincerely" and my printed name. My question is: where in the code would this go?

Here is the source code for the template:

%% start of file `template.tex'.
%% Copyright 2006-2013 Xavier Danaux (xdanaux@gmail.com).
%
% This work may be distributed and/or modified under the
% conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License version 1.3c,
% available at http://www.latex-project.org/lppl/.
%Version for spanish users, by dgarhdez

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,roman]{moderncv}        % possible options include font size ('10pt', '11pt' and '12pt'), paper size ('a4paper', 'letterpaper', 'a5paper', 'legalpaper', 'executivepaper' and 'landscape') and font family ('sans' and 'roman')
\usepackage[spanish,es-lcroman]{babel}


% moderncv themes
\moderncvstyle{classic}                            % style options are 'casual' (default), 'classic', 'oldstyle' and 'banking'
\moderncvcolor{green}                              % color options 'blue' (default), 'orange', 'green', 'red', 'purple', 'grey' and 'black'
%\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}         % to set the default font; use '\sfdefault' for the default sans serif font, '\rmdefault' for the default roman one, or any tex font name
%\nopagenumbers{}                                  % uncomment to suppress automatic page numbering for CVs longer than one page

% character encoding
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}                       % if you are not using xelatex ou lualatex, replace by the encoding you are using
%\usepackage{CJKutf8}                              % if you need to use CJK to typeset your resume in Chinese, Japanese or Korean

% adjust the page margins
\usepackage[scale=0.75]{geometry}
%\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm}                % if you want to change the width of the column with the dates
%\setlength{\makecvtitlenamewidth}{10cm}           % for the 'classic' style, if you want to force the width allocated to your name and avoid line breaks. be careful though, the length is normally calculated to avoid any overlap with your personal info; use this at your own typographical risks...

% personal data
\name{Nombre}{Apellido Apellido}
\title{Resumé title}                               % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\address{Dirección}{CP, Ciudad}{País}% optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted; the "postcode city" and and "country" arguments can be omitted or provided empty
\phone[mobile]{000-000-000-000}                   % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
%\phone[fixed]{+2~(345)~678~901}                    % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
%\phone[fax]{+3~(456)~789~012}                      % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\email{mailmailmail@gmail.com}                               % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
%\homepage{www.johndoe.com}                         % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
%\extrainfo{additional information}                 % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
%\photo[64pt][0.4pt]{picture}                       % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted; '64pt' is the height the picture must be resized to, 0.4pt is the thickness of the frame around it (put it to 0pt for no frame) and 'picture' is the name of the picture file
%\quote{Some quote}                                 % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted

% to show numerical labels in the bibliography (default is to show no labels); only useful if you make citations in your resume
%\makeatletter
%\renewcommand*{\bibliographyitemlabel}{\@biblabel{\arabic{enumiv}}}
%\makeatother
%\renewcommand*{\bibliographyitemlabel}{[\arabic{enumiv}]}% CONSIDER REPLACING THE ABOVE BY THIS

% bibliography with mutiple entries
%\usepackage{multibib}
%\newcites{book,misc}{{Books},{Others}}
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%            content
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\begin{document}
%-----       letter       ---------------------------------------------------------
% recipient data
\recipient{Destinatario}{Departamento, Empresa}
\date{\today}
\opening{Estimado Destinatario,}
\closing{Muchas gracias por su tiempo e interés y reciba un cordial saludo.}
\enclosure[Adjunto]{CV}          % use an optional argument to use a string other than "Enclosure", or redefine \enclname
\makelettertitle

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\vspace{0.5cm}


\makeletterclosing

\end{document}


%% end of file `template.tex'.

Edit: One more question I wanted to ask about this template, is what to modify to switch to the awesome icon set, similar to this question. I inserted the command \moderncvicons{awesome} in several places but the icons never changed.

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Put this just before the \begin{document}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand*{\makeletterclosing}{
  \@closing\\[3em]%
  {\includegraphics[width=2cm]{example-image-a}
  \par
  \bfseries \@firstname~\@lastname}%
  \ifthenelse{\isundefined{\@enclosure}}{}{%
    \\%
    \vfill%
    {\color{color2}\itshape\enclname: \@enclosure}}}
\makeatother

Change \includegraphics[width=2cm]{example-image-a} accordingly.

Or with xpatch do this:

\usepackage{xpatch}
% \xpatchcmd{<cmd>}{<search>}{<replace>}{<success>}{<failure>}
\makeatletter
\xpatchcmd{\makeletterclosing}{\bfseries \@firstname~\@lastname}
                              {\includegraphics[width=2cm]{example-image-a}\par
                               \bfseries \@firstname~\@lastname}
                              {}{}
\makeatother

enter image description here

To use moderncvisonsawesome, remove

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

and add

\usepackage{fontspec}
\moderncvicons{awesome} 

and compile with xelatex or lualatex.

  • Incredible help! Thank you very much. I noticed there's kind of a large vertical space between "sincerely" and the image; is there an easy way to adjust this? – Mathemanic Nov 19 '14 at 5:16
  • As for the icons, I changed \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} to \usepackage{fontspec} \moderncvicons{awesome} however the icons don't change and it returns an error "Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex"! The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function." I am trying to use TexStudio. Thank you again for your help. – Mathemanic Nov 19 '14 at 5:30
  • Update: I solved the problem with the icons by going into the "build and view" options and changing default compiler to txs:///xelatex. The icons look great now, thank you again. :) – Mathemanic Nov 19 '14 at 5:37
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    @EthanAlvaree Change 3em in the renewcommand patch (first one). For xpatch, add this \xpatchcmd{\makeletterclosing}{\@closing\\[3em]}{\@closing\\}{}{} You have to compile using xelatex or lualatex. – user11232 Nov 19 '14 at 5:38
  • Everything's working now! Thanks again for everything, Harish! :) – Mathemanic Nov 19 '14 at 5:39

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