When Trying to create a letter using the letter document class I get an unwanted blank page at the end of my document. It looks like it may be coming from the \begin{letter}{} macro as the first parameter is printed on the final page, but if I remove this parameter I still get a blank page printer. Below is a fairly mwe mostly taken from the sample template for a letter supplied. I have found a better template which I am using but it would still be nice to know what is going on with this template. Thanks.


% Some of the article customisations are relevant for this class
\name{} % To be used for the return address on the envelope
\signature{My Name} % Goes after the closing (ie at the end of the letter, with space for a signature)
\address{Address of Sender}
% 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}{Name and Address of receiver}

\opening{Dear Sir} % eg Hello.

\closing{Sincerely,} % eg Regards,

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

  • We need a minimal working example (MWE) that shows this issue, please edit this into your question. Jan 27, 2015 at 4:22
  • Thanks Paul, I was just in the process of creating one. I've since found a single page "letter" example online called formal_letter_4.tex which seems to work. So I can get by on that for now. Thanks for taking the time to look at my question. Jan 27, 2015 at 4:54

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Drop the call to \makelabels, which should print envelope labels at the end of your letter.

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