# Letters in LaTeX

My standard letter in LaTeX with the class scrlttr2 (created by a German to adhere to German letter guidelines):
 \documentclass[fromalign=location, fromphone=true, fromemail=true, locfield=wide]{scrlttr2} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \setkomavar{fromname}{Max Mustermann} \setkomavar{fromaddress}{Musterstr.\ 1\\12345 Musterstadt} \setkomavar{fromphone}{01234/56789000} \setkomavar{fromemail}{mustermx@provider.xy} \setkomavar{signature}{Max Mustermann} \setkomavar{subject}[]{} \setkomavar{date}{7.\ August 2013}

 

\begin{document} \begin{letter}{Jane Doe\\ Example street 2\\ 54321 Exampleville } \opening{Dear Mrs.\ X,} this is the letter I promised. \closing{Kind regards,} \end{letter} \end{document} 

The variables ‘from…’ set the sender, the recipient is given right after begin letter. The sender information can be set at strange places, for a very simple letter I use ‘fromalign=location’ which results in the sender information somewhere at the top right, a bit higher than the recipient, but not in the headline. With the standard settings the e-mail address is too wide for the sender field, so I widen it with ‘locfield=wide’.

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