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My university wants me to have in my report line spacing of not less than 8mm. ( Font size must be 11pt or larger. )

How can I specify this other than using \lineskip which is discouraged?

I'd like to use memoir but even with setspace I could not find how to get this done.

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Say \linespread{2.37} in the preamble.

The strut for 11pt font size is 9.12pt high, adding 8mm gives 32.28pt; dividing 32.28 by 13.6pt (the normal baseline skip), we get 2.37.

It goes without saying that the result is very poor from a typographical point of view.

If "line spacing" means the distance between consecutive baselines, then the computation is different: 8mm = 22.76219pt; dividing this by 13.6pt yields a factor 1.674:

\linespread{1.674}
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Wouldn't \fontsize {11pt}{8mm}\selectfont work as well? –  Martin Scharrer Jul 9 '11 at 23:54
    
@Martin: This wouldn't set an enlarged line spacing also for other font sizes, particularly \small or \footnotesize (where it would be less than 8mm, to be honest, but this shouldn't be a problem). –  egreg Jul 10 '11 at 8:36
    
It seems 2.37 is too high.@Martin: Could you publish your suggestion as an answer, please. That achieves what I they want (I certainly don't). –  Unapiedra Jul 11 '11 at 9:28
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It depends on what you mean by "linespacing"; if you mean the space between two consecutive baselines, the factor to use is 1.674 –  egreg Jul 11 '11 at 9:33

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