# newlfm bottom margin problem

I'm using a Long Lined Cover Letter LaTeX Template Version 1.0 (1/6/13):

\documentclass[11pt,stdletter,dateno,sigleft]{newlfm}
\usepackage{charter}
\newsavebox{\Luiuc}\sbox{\Luiuc}{\parbox[b]{1.75in}{\vspace{0.5in}

\begin{document}
\begin{newlfm}

Main body of the letter

\end{newlfm}
\end{document}


It turns out that the first page bottom looks like:

and the second page top looks like:

Is there any way to make it look better?

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Perhaps you should say what better means as currently this question is largely subjective and so does not have a definitive answer.
– user30471
Oct 27, 2016 at 4:05
• If my answer solved your problem, consider accepting it as such in order to remove this question from the unanswered list.
– Werner
May 26, 2017 at 5:28

I'd avoid using the newlfm document class, despite the fact that there is a template set up to use it. You can recreate the layout of the letter using the default article class:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{charter,graphicx}
\usepackage[margin=72pt]{geometry}

\usepackage{lipsum}% Just for this example

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
\setlength{\parskip}{.5\baselineskip plus 2pt minus 2pt}

\begin{document}

%\thispagestyle{empty}% First page has no header/footer

\includegraphics[height=5\baselineskip]{example-image}

\hrulefill

\vspace{20pt}% dateskipbefore

\hfill
\begin{tabular}{ l @{} }
\today \\\\%[36pt]% dateskipafter
City, State 12345 \\
Phone: (000) 111-1111 \\
Email: john@smith.com
\end{tabular}

\begin{tabular}{ @{} l }
Mrs.\ Jane Smith \\
Recruitment Officer \\
The Corporation \\
123 Pleasant Lane \\
City, State 12345
\end{tabular}

\bigskip

Dear Mrs.\ Smith,

\vspace{18pt}% greettoskipafter

\lipsum[1-10]

\vspace{12pt}% sigskipbefore

Sincerely yours,

\vspace{\dimexpr 12pt+72pt}% sigskipafter + sigskip

John Smith

\end{document}


Other header/footer content can be added using fancyhdr, if needed.