I am using floats throughout the text perhaps this messes with spacing. It seems such an easy thing to adjust, yet I find no answer.
As a general guide, the
In the default LaTeX document classes (
A visual representation of the length locations/usage within the context of the heading (two different types, depending on whether
Lengths affecting the location of textual content with respect to floats are
A visual representation of their locationa amongst other document elements are given in Figure 13:
You can modify this in the preamble of your LyX document. For example, adding
would fix the separation between top/bottom floats to a line of text.
Note that all these modifications, if applied, will have a global effect on your document. This is a good thing, for the sake of consistency. However, manual modifications are also possible (not recommended), and should be left until the end of your document production.