I'm trying to write a letter using the scrlttr2 document class. My footer is 3 lines and as such is touching the bottom of the page. I've been trying to move the footer up by using the geometry package (varying footskip and margins) but I'm not having any luck. Any help would be appreciated: my code is below. I should mention that this is a template I found on the internet that I have been trying to edit.



\usepackage{fontspec} % Allows font customization
\usepackage{marvosym} % Allows the use of symbols
\usepackage[english]{babel} % Required to compile in Windows

\setlength\parindent{0pt} % Removes all indentation from paragraphs

\setmainfont {Garamond} % Main document font
\setsansfont {Garamond} % Used in the from address line above the to address

\renewcommand{\normalsize}{\fontsize{12.5}{17}\selectfont} % Sets the font size and leading


\setkomavar{fromname}{John Smith} % Your name
\setkomavar{fromaddress}{123 Broadway\\City\\Country} % Your address
\setkomavar{fromphone}{(000) 111-1111} % Your phone number
\setkomavar{fromemail}{john@smith.com} % Your email address
\setkomavar{place}{} % City written before the date, put your city here if you want this
\setkomavar{signature}{John Smith} % Your name as you want it to appear in the signature

% These are not used in this document, uncomment if you would like to use them and refer to them as \usekomavar{name}
%\setkomavar{fromfax}{+1 (1)23 456789} % Your fax number
%\setkomavar{fromurl}{http://www.johnsmith.com} % Your personal website
%\setkomavar{frombank}{Postbank 9307157}


{\addfontfeature{LetterSpace=20.0}\fontsize{36}{36}\selectfont\scshape \usekomavar{fromname}}\\[5mm]
\fontsize{21}{21}\selectfont\scshape Programmer at Initech } % Your current job title


\renewcommand{\\}{\ {\large\textperiodcentered}\ }
{\Large\Letter} \usekomavar{fromemail} \\ {\Large\Telefon} \usekomavar{fromphone} % If you want your fax number or website URL showing, add it here; you may need to play around with spacing




\begin{letter}{ % Address of the company you are applying to
HR Dept. --- Corporation\\
123 Pleasant Lane\\
12345 City, State

\setkomavar{subject}{Cover Letter} % This is the bold text saying 'Cover Letter', remove it if you don't like it

\opening{Dear Recruiter,}

PARAGRAPH ONE: State the reason for the letter, name the position or type of work you are applying for and identify the source from which you learned of the opening.\\

PARAGRAPH TWO: Indicate why you are interested in the position, the company, its products, services - above all, stress what you can do for the employer. If you are a recent graduate, explain how your academic background makes you a qualified candidate for the position. If you have practical work experience, point out specific achievements or unique qualifications. Try not to repeat the same information the reader will find in the resume. The purpose of this section is to strengthen your resume by providing details which bring your experiences to life.\\

PARAGRAPH THREE: Request a personal interview and indicate your flexibility as to the time and place. Repeat your phone number in the letter. End the letter by thanking the employer for taking the time to consider your credentials.\\

Sincerely yours, \\ \\ \\


  • Do not use \\ to get a blank line. If you need a parskip instead a parindent set the KOMA-Srcipt option parskip. Then \setlength\parindent{0pt} should also be deleted. Use \setkomavar{firsthead}{...} instead \firsthead{} and \setkomavar{firstfoot}{...} instead \firstfoot{}. Replace Sincerely yours, \\ \\ \\ \usekomavar{signature} by \closing{Sincerely yours,}.
    – esdd
    Aug 1 '14 at 9:43

Add to your code:


Probably you have to adapt the mm length.

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