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In letter documentclass closing generates space for hand-written signature:

Best regards,

John Doe

How to remove or reduce this space:

Best regards,
John Doe



I followed advice I've found on http://brunogirin.blogspot.com/2009/02/using-latex-letter-document-class.html about modifying length of \medskipamount :

\closing{Best regards,}

I don't know about side-effects of this code and, how clear it is. For me - it worked.

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    This may have many adverse effects; have a look at the answer I linked before.
    – egreg
    Aug 29 '12 at 15:46
  • Use e.g. \@setplength{sigbeforevskip}{.5\baselineskip} as described here. sigbeforeevskip is the proper length as you can see in the graphic here
    – DerWeh
    Oct 27 '17 at 8:54

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