I use the document class europecv to write my CV. I want to add a letter before the actual CV, most preferable with the scrlttr2 KOMA-script document class.

Is there a way to load the KOMA-script document class scrlttr2 as a package, or can anyone recommend another way of having both - a CV and a letter - in the same document?

  • Do you need a .pdf file to be sent or two separate documents to be printed out?
    – user31729
    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:31
  • I need one single PDF containing both, the CV and the letter. Maybe I'll just create two separate documents and include in into the other using includepdf... Jun 1, 2014 at 8:37
  • A combination of both classes is most probably not possible, since letter classes have very restrictive format, disabling many features you might prefer using from your europecv class. Please post a MWE in order to give some clue, what can be done.
    – user31729
    Jun 1, 2014 at 9:11

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The most simple solution that comes to mind is just putting different pdf together using package pdfpages.

With version 3.15 of KOMA-Script, which is available at the develepors homepage, it is possible to include features of a letter within the other KOMA-classes.

We have seen in the past, that europecv has some limitations. An alternative could be komacv. Following an example (stolen from the komacv docs) of letter features with scrartcl (which is working under the hood of komacv). If anybody wonders, yes, the appearance looks similar to moderncv.


And the CV on the following page:


%komacv still uses the obsolet scrpage2
%We simply replaced it with its successor
\renewcommand*{\addressstreet}{Ferndean House}
\renewcommand*{\addresscity}{Ferndean Village}
\renewcommand*{\email}{[email protected]}
\renewcommand*{\extrainfo}{Some extra info}
    \opening{Dear Sir,}

\section{Personal Information}
\cvitem{Date of birth}{February 15, 1828}
\cvitem{Civil Status}{Married, two children}

1--3}{Teacher: Mr.~NN, under supervision of my aunt Ms. Reed.}
\cventry{1838--1844}{Lowood School}{}{Lowood}{grades 3--8}{A
    charitable institution under the guidance of


\cventry{1844--1846}{Teacher}{Lowood School}{Lowood}{}{Teaching
all grades.}
\cventry{1846--1847}{Governess}{}{Thornfield Hall, Thornfield
near Millcote}{}{Governess of Mr.~Rochester's ward Adèle,
10~years old.}
\cventry{1847}{Village teacher}{girl's school}{Moore
village}{}{Teaching all village girls, mostly farmer's daughters,
all grades.}
\cventry{1849--1867}{Home schooling}{}{Ferndean}{}{Educating and
teaching my children, a son and a daughter.}

\cventry{1847\,ff.}{Nursing my physically impaired
husband}{}{}{}{Very poor eyesight and one hand amputated due to a

\cventry{1847\,ff.}{Management of the family
estate}{}{}{}{Including the household at Ferndean and extensive
property in England and on the continent.}

  • komacv could use a little refreshment, even though it is quite new. I am going to send a mail to the developer.
    – Johannes_B
    Dec 18, 2014 at 15:47

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