# Koma-Script: How to reduce the size of the footer

I'd like to reduce the size of the footer in the following example, because I want to get rid of the extra whitespace area under the footer.

\documentclass[a4page]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{scrpage2}

\ifoot[\today]{\today}

\cfoot[Authors]{Authors}

\setfootsepline{.4pt}

\begin{document}
\section{Section 1}
Text...
\end{document}


Can this be accomplished somehow?

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You could use the geometry package to modify the page layout. For instance, based on your example, adding
\usepackage[bottom=10em]{geometry}

to just after the \documentclass, the footer appears much lower. You can tweak the geometry options (either at package load or at the beginning of the document via \geometry{...}) to suit your needs. There may also be other options by setting this manually. For ease of explanation, consider reading the fancyhdr package documentation.