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I'm growing tired of the extra space below \section and \subsection in the memoir class - it's way too big.

How can I remove it - like one use \vspace{-20pt}$. This must be done for all \section and \subsection.

What I have right now:


\usepackage[bf, small, raggedright, compact]{titlesec}

\chapter{Chapter title}

\section{Section heading} \lipsum[1]

\subsubsection{Subsection} \lipsum[1]

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I've not used memoir but a cursory glance at texdoc memoir suggests \setafterSskip{ skip } is what you want with S being sec or subsec and skip being whatever length you want. – David Carlisle Dec 4 '13 at 13:48
Just remember to set it to say 1sp, since anything non-negative makes it an inline section title. 1sp is very very small, but not equal to zero. – daleif Dec 4 '13 at 14:15
Okay, it appears that this is not what I need cause absolutely NOTHING happens... I think I need to make \linespread{1} after each \section and \subsection and back to 1.5 when the text starts. Should I do a redefine of the \section or can I fix it in another way? – Rasmus Bækgaard Dec 4 '13 at 14:26
Your example minus titlesec plus \linespread{1.5} \setaftersecskip{1sp} seems fine by me in that there is no extra space below the \section it is the same as between lines of text. Remember that titlesec overwrites the memoir interface. – daleif Dec 4 '13 at 14:46
Uh - turns out I wrote \subSUBsection and not \subsection nose poke. It looks good now - I think this is what i need. – Rasmus Bækgaard Dec 4 '13 at 15:01

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Use the built-in stuff from memoir. Thus drop titlesec and use


Rather than setting \linespread you should use the memoir spacing macros.

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Thanks, another one off the list. – Johannes_B Feb 15 at 19:31

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