Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm working on a rather large document for my university using LyX. I have been using the report (KOMA-Script) document class.

According to my university's document specification each paragraph should have 6pts of spacing before and after it. Is there any simple way to do this?

I've looked around all of the settings provided in LyX and haven't found a solution. And I'm very new to LaTeX, so I do not really understand how to go about this.

Most of the document is written under the Standard Environment along with the appropriate chapters, sections and sub-sections. I need this Standard Environment text to have the correct paragraph spacing.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 5 down vote accepted

Add the following to your LaTeX preamble (which should be accessible in LyX through Document -> Settings -> LaTeX Preamble):

\KOMAoptions{parskip=half}

This will result in paragraph spacing equal to half the value of \baselineskip or (depending on the basic font size of the document) between 6pt and 7.2pt.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks a lot. It worked out perfectly. –  Vishesh Handa May 5 '12 at 11:01
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.