{line-spacing} is about adjusting the space between the lines of a document. A popular package is {setspace}.

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Extreme vertical spacing between list items & nested lists

How can I fine tune and reduce the vertical spacing of list items and nested lists so characters from lines above and below are almost pixel-touching each other? Example: UPDATE 1: @egreg: When ...
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Extreme vertical spacing between lines

How can I fine tune and reduce the vertical spacing of lines so characters from lines above and below are almost pixel-touching each other? Example:
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Preventing whitespaces between sections after using \linespread{2}

I'm working on my thesis and there is something rather strange going on in terms of whitespacing. All is well if I do not use the linespread command. However, as soon as I do use it, sections seem ...
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6 lines in one inch

I am writing a proposal to the National Science Foundation, and they require no more than 6 lines in one-inch vertical spaces, with 11 pt sized Computer Modern fonts. I am using the article document ...
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How to set fixed (8mm) linespacing?

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 ...
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How can I change the footnote line (thickness, length)

I am using pdflatex and just want to know how to change the footnote line (thickness, length). Besides that: How can I set the distance between text-lines in the text.
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How to prevent \baselinestretch from affecting the math mode?

Changing \baselinestretch will affect the distance between two adjacent rows. How to avoid this? \documentclass{book} \usepackage[a6paper,vmargin=15mm,hmargin=5mm]{geometry} ...
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How to redefine the caption command with optional arguments

I'm writing a thesis that has double spacing on by default throughout the document. However, captions on figures need to be singlepaced. I can do that like this \normalsize \singlespace \caption{ ...
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Rhythm: different values for parskip and baselineskip in scrartcl

I am writing some small demo files, each trying to implement a specific advice from Bringhurst's Elements of Typograhpic Style. He recommends to keep the vertical rhythm of the page, and to return to ...
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Last bibitem in beamerpost bibliography has strange spacing

I'm making an academic poster using the beamerposter package in LaTeX. The poster has a bibliography. The final entry in the bibliography block puts large vertical spaces between each line of the ...
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Help with report writing

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm creating a report for my project, the problem is that the font is not equivalent in all the PDF, and I inserted a PDF file containing a plot but it's not appearing in the ...
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Layout guidelines not exactly a multiple of \baselineskip

Many conferences in my area require that papers be submitted on letter paper (8.5" x 11") with 1" margins and a 12pt leading. So we end up with 9" for text. (I'm sure there's a name for that, but it ...
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Context-sensitive newline macro

I'd like to write a new command putOnNewLine such that \putOnNewLine{ABC} puts ABC on a new line, with exactly one line's vertical space separating it from what has gone before. It must also ...
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baselinestretch outside of LaTeX preamble?

What is the difference, in LaTeX's head, between these two documents: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{2.0} \lipsum[2] \end{document} ...
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figure overrides linespacing

I am using framed package to draw a box around some texts. When I compile it without wrapping it up in the figure command I have no problem. However, when I use it like this: ...
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Changing the baselineskip in marginpar

I’m adding explanations for definitions in the margin paragraph. I have a macro which looks as follows (simplified): \newcommand*\define[2]{% \marginpar{{\sffamily\footnotesize\textbf{#1}: #2}}} ...
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Different line space in LaTeX for body text and for footnotes

Hello I have a LaTeX document and I want to set the space betwen the lines. Normally I would use \linespread, but this command will change also the space between lines of footnotes and I do not want ...
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tikz node in text is slightly raised

I have defined the following command: \pgfkeys{tikz/protein/.style={fill=#1,shape=rectangle,rounded corners}} \newcommand{\protein}[2]{ \protect\tikz \protect\node [protein=#1] {\small{#2}};} It ...
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How to make formulae take equal vertical space in the align environment?

Consider the following code: \begin{align} f_1(x) &= \frac{15x}{3} \\ f_2(x) &= 3x + 5 \\ f_3(x) &= 4x + 13 \end{align} This produces three lines where the first line takes up more ...
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Title page line spacing in Latex

I use this code on my title page: {\large {Some College \\ Some Place \\ Some City}} \par} The first two lines get normal spacing, but the third line gets little more bigger spacing. How can I have ...
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How can I stop LaTeX from overriding instructions on spacing?

I'm using LaTeX to typeset my thesis, using a class that some students at my school wrote to typeset according to the graduate school formatting requirements. The class uses the setspace package to ...
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Single-spaced multi-line marginalia

When writing papers, I like to keep track of notes, thoughts and to do's inside the documents. I'd love to have tiny coloured multi-line marginalia. So far I used sth like ...