# Removing the line and address from scrlttr

scrlttr2 seems to set a line with the address on it. I can't figure out which of the many scrlttr2 options turns it off.

\documentclass{scrlttr2}
\setkomavar{fromname}{Seamus}
Solar System\\
Milky Way\\
The Universe}
\begin{document}
\begin{letter}{TeX\\
Stackexhange\\
dot com\\
The internet}
\opening{Dear TeXnicians}

I am having trouble with the above ruled line

\closing{Yours hopefully}
\end{letter}
\end{document}


I am trying to remove the rule, and the text highlighted...

To remove the line and the text, add backaddress=off to the class options. To remove just the line, add backaddress=plain to the class options.

• That's great thanks. But this still seems to leave loads of whitespace where the backaddress used to be... – Seamus Jul 15 '11 at 12:16
• Can you provide a reference? I would like to see what other options are available. Thanks! – Limited Atonement Mar 27 '17 at 16:00

Set the KOMA variable backaddress to be empty:

\setkomavar{backaddress}{}


or see Michael's suggestion.

To remove the reserved space, set the pseudolength backaddrheight to 0:

\makeatletter
\makeatother


You can remove the back address and the line with a KOMA option:

\KOMAoptions{backaddress=false}


(The default value of this option is underlined which has the same effect as a true-ish value. Also supported is the value plain which just disables the underlining.)

The option setting integrated into your example:

\documentclass{scrlttr2}

\setkomavar{fromname}{Seamus}
Solar System\\
Milky Way\\
The Universe}

\begin{document}
\begin{letter}{TeX\\
Stackexhange\\
dot com\\
The internet}
\opening{Dear TeXnicians}

I am having trouble with the above ruled line

\closing{Yours hopefully}
\end{letter}
\end{document}

• That's more or less the same as the accepted answer. – Schweinebacke Aug 19 '17 at 7:28
• @Schweinebacke, well, it's more. It includes a working example, it explicitly includes a way how to actually set that option and it includes a reference (link!) to that and related options. Depending on how often you use this package this saves you some reading of the fine Koma manual. – maxschlepzig Aug 19 '17 at 7:33