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Do you know a TeX editor where one can increase the line spacing/change the line spacing in preferences?

LibreOffice Writer could do the trick provided it did not prepend 0xfeff to files encoded in UTF-8, which prevents LaTeX engines from working.

I'm happy with VIm. It's just that I like writing prose in a double-spaced environment.

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I do not have another idea than a mean suggestion: Go through LaTeX Editors/IDEs, do own research for every editor and write an answer yourself. ;-) – Speravir Feb 19 '14 at 2:42
@Speravir may be this thread should be updated with big-list Q and added separately in each editor answer as Feature Line-Spacing Preference: Yes/No with an link to this Q. – texenthusiast Feb 21 '14 at 19:51
@texenthusiast: Good idea, but let's wait a bit. Perhaps some more editors are added here, and the separate answer should be merged in. – Speravir Feb 21 '14 at 20:54
@Speravir Even Feature: AutoSave is missing for big-list Q for all editors which is very imp. – texenthusiast Feb 21 '14 at 21:40
I have made comment here tex.stackexchange.com/questions/161020/… but may be later we should add in template meta.tex.stackexchange.com/a/3254/15717 – texenthusiast Feb 21 '14 at 21:50
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Feel free to enhance the list.

Preface: For general overview see LaTeX Editors/IDEs.


  • In Emacs, the line spacing can be set with the line-spacing variable. To change its value, add the following to your .emacs (5 stands for the number of pixels put below lines):

    (setq-default line-spacing 5)
  • GVim, use:

    :set linespace=12

  • jEdit – Under Utilities: Global options: Text area you'll find Extra vertical lines spacing (in pixels).

  • sublime (a commercial text editor with syntax highlighting) – Add "line_padding_bottom: 10", to the user's preferences.

  • TeXstudio – Go to menu “Options” —> “Configure TeXstudio…”, then on tab “Editor” you find an entry “Line spacing” (default is 100%).


MacOs X


  • SynWrite (a general text editor with syntax highlighting) – Go to menu “Options” —> “Customize…”, then in settings window on “Editor” —> “View Settings” and change the value for “Line spacing” (default is 1).

  • WinEdt – Go to menu “Options” —> “Preferences”, then on tab “Font” and modify the value of “Extra Line Spacing“ (default is 1).

    Screenshot of Winedt Preferences window

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Texstudio in windows increase only the lower part of the line, but does not increase the upper part. My Unicode characters still be invisible in some circumstances – Say OL Aug 20 '15 at 0:25

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