# Reducing the huge space before the first line of the KOMA letter class

How can i reduce the vertical space to the start of the letter?

\documentclass[fontsize=12pt,firstfoot=false]{scrlttr2}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{%
ngerman,
ae,
times,  %% hier kann man die Schriftart einstellen
graphicx,
url}

\KOMAoptions{paper=a4,
fromalign=center,
fromrule=aftername,
parskip=half,
enlargefirstpage=true}

\setkomavar{fromname}{need less space to the very top at the page}

\let\raggedsignature=\raggedright

}

\begin{document}

\begin{letter}{
}
\begin{small}

\opening{opening}

Stuff

\closing{Kind regards}
\end{small}

\end{letter}

\end{document}

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The scrlttr2 class loads the file DIN.lco as default. This file contains a parameter set for A4 paper and German window envelopes C4, C5, C6 and C6 long.

But there is another Letter Class Option file that reduces the space above the address: DINmtext.lco. Note that such a letter will not fit a C4 or C5 window envelope.

To load the Letter Class Option file DINmtext.lco use DINmtext as an option for the scrlttr2 class or insert \LoadLetterOption{DINmtext} in your preamble.

\documentclass[
paper=a4,
fontsize=12pt,
firstfoot=false,
]{scrlttr2}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{%
times,
graphicx,
url}

\KOMAoptions{
fromalign=center,
fromrule=aftername,
parskip=half,
enlargefirstpage=true,
}

\setkomavar{fromname}{need less space to the very top at the page}

\renewcommand*{\raggedsignature}{\raggedright}% <-redefining \raggedsignature

}

\begin{document}
\begin{letter}{
}
\small% <- it is a switch but not an environment
\opening{opening}
Stuff
\closing{Kind regards}
\end{letter}
\end{document}


But may be you want to top align the address in the address field. Then add addrfield=topaligned to your KOMA Option list:

\KOMAoptions{
fromalign=center,
fromrule=aftername,

• @viertro: Instead of writing a thank you comment only, consider to accept esdd solution and thereby appreciating her work and efforts to help you. – user31729 Dec 25 '15 at 22:35