I am modifying a thesis template for graduate students at my university and would like to improve our class file to better meet the graduate school's desires. The lady that must ok the format of a thesis has a very good eye for identifying space that is too big or too small... so she has identified that a thesis coming from a LaTeX template sometimes has flexible space - a double space, for example, does not always seem to be the same space/length on each page. Another example might be the space before or after a section or subsection heading.
My understanding is that this is controlled by the use of
minus when defining length parameters. Our class fill is built on top of the
report class, which uses the
minus options on numerous occasions. Though this is a very nice feature, it is something that I am interested in turning off for the purposes of pleasing the graduate school. So, my question actually leads to a few questions... Can this feature be turned off globally? If so, how? If not, how would you remove the option for specific cases (like for the space around section/subsections, etc)?