I can move the date position by playing around with vspace, like this:

#+LATEX_HEADER: \setkomavar{date}{\flushleft\vspace{-\baselineskip}\today\par

However, no matter which value I pick, the date still does not move above the receiver. I only care about the vertical position. How do I do this?

  • Please -- as usual here -- show us a short compilable TeX code resulting in your issue, then we do not have to guess what you are doing ...
    – Mensch
    Commented Sep 22, 2021 at 18:35

1 Answer 1


If there is only the date in refline:


% visualize the position of address and refline


some Text

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