Does scrartcl provide an option to modify the spacing of the \maketitle objects? For example, I would like to reduce the spacing between the title and the author, and author and date.

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    No, the spaces are hard-coded. If you want a different layout you should use the titlepage environment. Commented Aug 6, 2019 at 8:01
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    Can I make titlepage not put the title on a separate page? I.e., article layout, not book layout for title.
    – gTcV
    Commented Aug 6, 2019 at 8:12
  • There is an alternative approach, that does not require to edit your title, shared at tex.stackexchange.com/a/636852/34551
    – Clément
    Commented Mar 12, 2022 at 16:05

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Yes you can! Just abuse the command \addtokomafont and (if needed) put a command into the title:


\title{\vspace*{-4\baselineskip}Title of the document}
\subtitle{with a subtitle}



Text below the title.

  • Now, that's out of the box thinking! Commented Mar 4, 2022 at 12:20
  • Any ideas about reducing the space after the date? Commented Mar 4, 2022 at 12:25
  • @FaheemMitha Add \vspace*{-2cm} to the beginning of the next element, here »Text below the title.«
    – Keks Dose
    Commented Mar 4, 2022 at 12:36
  • So, add it just before "Text below the title."? Commented Mar 4, 2022 at 12:44
  • Note: If you use the same letter code multiple times within a document (as would be the case with a form letter), the line \addtokomafont{date}{\vspace*{-1em}} keeps adding that space each time the letter code is run, which is probably not what you want. If there is a better approach, I would like to know of it. Commented Mar 7, 2022 at 19:13

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