# [Tex/LaTex] How to position the reference fields line in scrlttr2

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TeX newbie. I want to position the reference fields line in scrlttr2 to where the "supplemental data" is usually displayed (in the top right hand corner, below the header).

I figured it would be as easy as

\makeatletter
\@setplength{refvpos}{\useplength{locvpos}}
\@setplength{refhpos}{\useplength{lochpos}}
\@setplength{refwidth}{\useplength{locwidth}}
\makeatother


but that doesn't work, the reference field line is rendered right at the top of the document. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm working on an invoice template.

• Vertical position: Obviously locvpos has a value of 0 pt with your style, which is common for many letter styles. You could set it yourself or use toaddrvpos instead.

• Horizontal position: refhpos means a distance from the left paper edge, but lochpos from the right paper edge. So you would have to calculate, substracting lochpos and locwidth from \paperwidth to get your new refwidth.

• Width: You can simply use locwidth as you did, perhaps the option refline=narrow could be useful for you in addition.

Since you design the template yourself, you don't have to use predefined values, you could set your own.

Example:

\documentclass[refline=narrow]{scrlttr2}
\setkomavar{yourref}{Z7H88}
\setkomavar{yourmail}{10/28/2011}
\setkomavar{myref}{A124}
\setkomavar{customer}{42}
\setkomavar{invoice}{I-2011-22}
\setkomavar{date}{11/01/2011}
\usepackage{calc}
\makeatletter
\@setplength{refhpos}{\paperwidth-7cm}
\@setplength{refwidth}{3cm}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\closing{Yours Sincerely}
\end{letter}
\end{document}


## Another approach

You could use

\setkomavar{location}{...}


to use the location field while designing your own reference fields block therein, not using the predefined reference fields. So you don't have to change position and width.