The moderncv documentclass creates a footer on the résumé page without a name, yet adds it on the subsequent letter page. Is there a simple way to omit one's name in the footer altogether?

(It appears to me that it must be the \makecvtitle and \makelettertitle that trigger different footer styles)


\name{First name}{Last name}


\opening{Dear ...,}


  • If the \name arguments are only used on the top of the resume and on the subsequent page footers, then one could do this, \makeatletter\name{First name\gdef\@firstname{}}{Last name\gdef\@lastname{}}\makeatother which zeroes out the quantities after their first use – Steven B. Segletes May 4 '16 at 12:40
  • I never used this documentclass but please give it a try to replace \makelettertitle by \makeletterhead. If this works, I will write an answer. – LaRiFaRi May 4 '16 at 12:42
  • @LaRiFaRi it does. But what's the difference? – BenjaminH May 4 '16 at 12:46
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    @BenjaminH \makelettertitle is defined as \newcommand*{\makelettertitle}{ \makeletterhead\makeletterfoot}. Similar thing for \makecvtitle. As the OP was happy with the cvfoot in the first place (first page), I just kicked it out for the following pages. I hope, this is clear. There is no big documentation on this class and I do not know it. Therefore Alexander should test if my approach is really stable. – LaRiFaRi May 4 '16 at 12:56
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    @LaRiFaRi Thanks! So the rest of the footer is still printed because it was set by makecvtitle? – BenjaminH May 4 '16 at 12:58

There might be side-effects, but you could just reset your name at the beginning of the letter by setting \name{}{} to empty strings:

\opening{Dear ...,}

It worked in your MWE, but maybe there are problems in bigger documents.

  • I amazingly didn't try that. I thought I had to use some \renewcommand stuff, but simply adding \name{}{} at the end of the letter page worked. Thanks! – Alexander May 4 '16 at 13:30
  • I suggest you'd rather use LaRiFaRi's solution in the comments of your question. It seems "more right". – BenjaminH May 4 '16 at 15:58

if you are happy to remove the footer completely you could just use \makecvtitle followed by \pagestyle{empty}.

If you want the footer on some pages but not others (for whatever reason) then you can insert it using \thispagestyle{plain} in the appropriate position.

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