I'm writing a letter with scrlttr2 and I want the main body in \onehalfspacing. But even with


the address is set in one-half spacing as well. This takes up unnecessary space and makes the address too long to fit into the window of a windowed envelope.

I've tried inserting the address into a singlespace environment - no effect. I've searched for a KOMAvar that governs the spacing - nothing (at least nothing I could find.)

Any help is greatly appreciated.


\setkomavar{fromname}{Jane Doe}
\setkomavar{fromaddress}{Dover Road 4\\ WH6 TR5 Foobar}
\setkomavar{subject}{Foo for foo}

\begin{letter}{John Doe\\
Dover Institute\\
Fooroad 1\\
WH6 TR5 Foobar}


\opening{Dear Sir or Madam,}

foo foo foo foo foo foo foo.


  • Move \begin{onehalfspacing} after \opening{...} – Ulrike Fischer Aug 31 '15 at 21:46
  • That solved it! Thank you so much! (And I feel a little stupid...) – Taunch Aug 31 '15 at 22:54

The command \opening does more than printing the greeting: It sets up the first page. So if you want something to affect only "the text body" it is better to start if after \opening. So move \begin{onehalfspacing} behind \opening{...}.

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