Letterspacing, or tracking, is the uniform adjustment of the space between letters of a font. Not to be confused with kerning.

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Why is the space between words in my source code listing so big?

I used the following code to list my java code, but the it looks like there's too much space between words. What can I do? % source code listing \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{color} ...
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Artificially improving default TeX algo results for balancing interword spacing

I'm trying to build rectangular paragraphs. That is, paragraphs which are both left as well as right aligned. For large paragraphs I can tell TeX I'd like a rectangular end result. Consider the below ...
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Enlarging tracking (= letter spacing)

I am trying to enlarge letter spacing. I have already tried soul package, but it seems it can enlarge only for a single phrase and i would like to enlarge for entire document. Soul command was ...
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Letterspacing memoir section headers

I'd like to add letterspacing to the \section commands with \setsecheadstyle in a memoir book. I tried using soul: \sodef\soSection{}{.1em}{.5em plus.1em}{.1em plus.1em minus.1em} ...
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Making text narrow

I'm using \textlsfrom the microtype package to increase space between letters, but I can't find a command that will make a text look narrow (or maybe a very narrow serif font?). What is the best way ...
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fully stretch text horizontally on page

Is there a way to fully stretch one line of text on the full width of the page, without manually setting the letter spacing, no matter how many characters on the line?
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Keeping the distance between mathematical symbols consistent?

In order to make text flushed both left and right, latex adjusts the distance between words, and to a lesser extent, the distance between characters within a word. This is good, however it also ...
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Adjust custom made upright greek letters when used in subscripts

I really like how Steven is generating upright greek letters in his answer: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \newsavebox{\foobox} \newcommand{\slantbox}[2][0]{\mbox{% \sbox{\foobox}{#2}% ...
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Letterspacing, Minion Pro, and Tufte-LaTeX (problem with running header)

I'm trying to use Minion Pro with the Tufte-LaTeX class. Basically, I've got it working, but I have a problem with letterspacing the small caps for the running header. Rather than appearing in small ...
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letterspacing italic small caps automatically

The MinionPro-It.otf file I am using contains italic small caps, confirmed with otfinfo -f MinionPro-It.otf and cfftot1 MinionPro-It.otf | t1testpage | epstopdf --filter > MinionPro-It.pdf. The ...
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Letterspacing/font expansion in LuaLaTeX

I am a few months into learning LaTeX. I would like to use microtype with LuaLaTeX and I would like to obtain letter spacing for my smallcaps. I've tried to follow some of the threads on the subject ...
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lstlisting with c++: spaces around scope resolution operator

I am having a hard time to make the output of lstlisting for c++ source look good. Currently, I am stuck with a problem to reduce the amount of space around the scope resolution operator ::. See the ...
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Capital letter expanded letter space kerning

I am using the following code \usepackage{microtype,textcase} \textls*[110]{\textbf{\MakeUppercase{Specialties}}} I would like to achieve even letter spacing. Unfortunately, the kerning of the ...
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Weird spacing with DejaVu Sans Mono with MiKTeX's XeLaTeX

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{DejaVu Serif} \setsansfont{DejaVu Sans} \setmonofont{DejaVu Sans Mono} \begin{document} Hello World! \textsf{Hello World!} ...