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I am trying to add the recipient \recipient{HR Departmnet}{Corporation\\123 Pleasant Lane\\12345 City, State} to the application after the CV but I am getting nothing in the PDF file. How can I add the recipient to the application?

I just want to mention that all information in the CV is fake.

Code

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{moderncv}
\moderncvtheme[red]{casual} %[blue, green, orange, red, grey]{casual, classic}

\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{4cm} %Laenge link
\usepackage{lmodern}
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{ragged2e}
\usepackage{eurosym}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\firstname{Alex}
\familyname{Baumann}
\title{Lebenslauf}
\address{Stek}
\mobile{0136/ 678 910 1112 }
\email{[email protected]}
\photo[4cm]{fadisbild}
\begin{document}
\maketitle



\cvline{}{}{}
\cvline{}{}{}
\cvline{}{}{}
\cvline{}{}{}


%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% To remove the cover letter, comment out this entire block

\clearpage

\recipient{HR Departmnet}{Corporation\\123 Pleasant Lane\\12345 City, State}


\begin{justify}
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

\bigbreak

Ich bewerbe mich hiermit 

\cvline{}{}{}

Freundliche Grüße, \\
Alex Baumann

\end{justify}
\end{document}

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You need to complete your letter as shown in the file template.tex of moderncv.

You missed the following lines:

\recipient{HR Department}{Corporation\\123 Pleasant Lane\\12345 City, State}
\date{January 01, 1984}
\opening{Dear Sir or Madam,}% Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren
\closing{Yours faithfully,}% freundliche Grüße
\enclosure[Attached]{curriculum vit\ae{}}          % use an optional argument to use a string other than "Enclosure", or redefine \enclname
\makelettertitle

and you should change your ending of the letter

Freundliche Grüße, \\
Alex Baumann

to:

\makeletterclosing

At last you do not need environment justify.

Please see the following MWE:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{moderncv}
\moderncvtheme[red]{casual} %[blue, green, orange, red, grey]{casual, classic}

\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{4cm} %Laenge link
\setlength{\footskip}{42.5pt}

\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{lipsum} % blind text
\usepackage{ragged2e}
\usepackage{eurosym}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\firstname{Alex}
\familyname{Baumann}
\title{Lebenslauf}
\address{Stek}
\mobile{0136/ 678 910 1112}
\email{[email protected]}
\photo[4cm]{example-image-A}%fadisbild


\begin{document}
\maketitle

\cvline{Test}{}{}
\cvline{}{}{}
\cvline{}{}{}
\cvline{}{}{}


\clearpage

\recipient{HR Department}{Corporation\\123 Pleasant Lane\\12345 City, State}
%\date{January 01, 1984} % english
\date{01.01.1984}        % german
\opening{Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,} % Dear Sir or Madam,
\closing{Mit freundlichen Grüßen}% Yours faithfully,
%\enclosure[Anlagen]{curriculum vit\ae{}} 
\makelettertitle

\bigbreak

Ich bewerbe mich hiermit 

\lipsum[1]

\makeletterclosing % <==================================================

\end{document}

and the result:

resulting page 2

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  • It seems more in line with moderncv to use \closing{Freundliche Grüße,} and then \makeletterclosing since the user already specified \firstname and \familyname.
    – Werner
    Jan 28, 2016 at 23:05
  • Is there any way to generate the German date version in the application without adding it explicitly \date{January 01, 1984}?
    – TheBook
    Jan 29, 2016 at 7:28
  • @TheBook Sorry, did not noticed you wrote an comment. The date 01.01.1984 Is a german variant for for 1. Jan. 1984 oder 1. Januar 1984. With package datetime2 you can change the date to be printed in all three variants ...
    – Mensch
    Aug 16, 2019 at 2:58

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