## Wednesday, August 27, 2014

### Preparing letters with Latex

A lot of Latex stuff these days. Today I had to prepare an official letter for a purpose in our lab. I used Latex for it and for that, I had to search in Google and find out the relevant Latex tags. Here is the basic structure of a Letter prepared in Latex.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{hyperref} \signature{Asanka Sayakkara} \address{University of Colombo \\ Schoool of Computing (UCSC), \\ Reid Avenue, \\ Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.} \longindentation=0pt %for keeping the signature at left side \begin{document} \begin{letter}{Dr. Carl Sagan \\ Cornell University, \\ USA..} \opening{Dear Sir,} \bigskip \centerline{\textbf{The title of my formal letter}} \bigskip\noindent First paragraph of this letter.. Second paragraph of my letter. Thank you for your time and consideration. \closing{Yours Faithfully,} \ps \end{letter} \end{document} 

Even though in the first time we need some effort to have a basic structured file as the above one, later we just have to edit the content according to our requirement. Therefore  using Latex for even this kind of simple requirements is a very good idea.