1. Thanks for that, the link for the sample letter doensnt include a graphics signature though.

2. This saved me.

Thanks a lot.

3. CB

Be sure to include \usepackage{graphicx} in the beginning of your document.

• chami

Thanks, This really helped

4. hqube

Thanks. I’ve been looking for this. This one of the last reasons why I’m not using tex for most of my document needs. JPG/PNG didn’t work for me though. I used EPS instead.

I would just like to add; To ovelap the signature image with the signature name, add a negative \vspace before \fromname.

5. noname

“This space will not automatically disappear … “: it does if you set the parameter in [ ]: \closing{Sincerely, \\[0.0in] \includegraphics ….. name}.

6. t

noname’s comment worked for me.

I was using \signature, but the extra space after \closing was annoying.

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8. Dennis

Awesome hack, thanks!

9. unixLover

This worked like a charm!!! thanks a lot!!!

• Thanks for the feedback. Appreciate it. Tom.

10. STK

The above, while simple to implement, will not remove the space allocated for the signature block in the letter. It simply makes it “empty” space and adds the signature elements into the \closing{} text. LaTeX will still put in this space after the \closing{} text when compiling. This will cause an overflow and breaking to a new page prematurely. I found this out the hard way while trying to keep a letter to a single page.

You can change how \closing{} works by including the following in the header:

\renewcommand{\closing}[1]{\par\nobreak\vspace{\parskip}%
\stopbreaks
\noindent
\hspace*{\longindentation}\fi
\parbox{\indentedwidth}{\raggedright
\ignorespaces #1\\[0.0in]%
\ifx\@empty\fromsig
\fromname
\else \fromsig \fi\strut}%
\par}

Then, just add the image to the \signature{} command as:

\signature{\includegraphics[height=.7in]{Signature.png} \\ Your Name}

and things should work fine with no extra (blank) space after the signature block.

• Cool, thanks for the code! Best, Tom.

11. ice

Thanks, STK!

12. _pascal_

you can use this to set the space between \closing and \signature

\@setplength{sigbeforevskip}{0pt}

• tom

Cool, thanks! Tom