Using the moderncv package, how do I increase the spacing between the closing and the name after the closing i.e. increasing the space between "Yours faithfully" and "John Doe" in this picture


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You can add vertical space in your name:


Which will only change the spacing between Your's Faithfully and John Doe.

A different solution would be to change the spacing using the setspace package (add \usepackage{setspace} in your preamble). Change the spacing before adding the closing, for example:




This will, however, also change the space between John Doe and Attached: curriculum vitæ


The \makeletterclosing macro puts a vertical space of 3em between closing and name. In the following example I use the etoolbox package to change this space to 4em.





\recipient{Company Recruitment team}{Company, Inc.\\123 somestreet\\some city}
\date{January 01, 1984}
\opening{Dear Sir or Madam,}
\closing{Yours faithfully,}
\enclosure[Attached]{curriculum vit\ae{}}

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