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

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Macro to calculate \baselineskip for given font

I want to write a macro that returns the \baselineskip multiplied with a fixed value for a given font spec. That seems to be harder than I would imagine... after some fiddling I came up with this: \...
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Can I set an adjustable line spacing to avoid orphans and widows?

I have a relatively simple question. I'm compiling a large document and finding that I have a lot of pages that start with the last two lines of a paragraph. Is there a way to allow the line-spacing ...
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Line spacing in Arabic in ConTeXt - how to deactivate gridsetting in an environment

I realize Arabic in ConTeXt with the following environment (to be able to switch between German and Arabic). \startenvironment arab-besser-sty \definefont[Sheh][name:Scheherazade*arabic at 15pt] % or ...
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make soul highlight span lines

The \hl command from the soul package highlights spans of text with a backround color when color is loaded. When used on longer spans of text, some inter-line spacing remains uncolored, which is ...
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How to keep a constant baselineskip when using minipages in tables?

Following up this question: How to keep a constant baselineskip when using minipages (or \parboxes)? The answers to the question suggest that \strut is not perfect to space minipages well with ...
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Box height intruding into previous line. Why?

I decided I wanted to try my hand at providing a bit curvier answer to A better notation to denote arcs for an American high school textbook than what Werner provided. I also thought it would a good ...
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Consistent Line Spacing in Customized Titles

I find when I produce titles I get line spacing that depends on whether I have a hanging character ie qypg which dip below the usual base line vs wertuioasdfhklzxcvbnm which don't. This is ...
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eledpar doesn't respect changes of line spacing

I try to typeset a bilingual text on facing pages. For this I use the eledmac/eledpar packages. The latin text on the even pages should get displayed larger than the translation on the odd pages. ...
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How can I get interline spacing to ignore a vbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make an invisible vbox I want to insert a \vbox between paragraphs, but I do not want it to affect interline spacing. I'm using Plain TeX. Here is my MWE: \input plain ...
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what's wrong with my (smaller) quote environment?

In baseline seems to change automatically I noticed that the baseline in some pieces of text was changing without an obvious request from me to make it change. Barbara Beeton helped me figure out ...
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Single-space chapter titles with double-spaced document

I am typesetting a thesis using the book class and need the chapter titles to be single-spaced while the main text must be double-spaced. Inserting \singlespacing before the text in the definition ...
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Multiplying a length by a factor

I am trying to create a package that will use grid typesetting (in the humanities, so not much of a problem) but that should allow the user to freely set the \baselinestretch. I am using the memoir ...
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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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Smashing diacritics on all uppercase characters

I need all uppercase letters with diacritics to have the same height (depth) of the corresponding naked uppercase letter. Motivation: obtaining a regular baseline grid when stretching the baseline is ...
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Changing footnote spacing for biblatex-chicago citations

I'm trying to get the spacing for footnotes generated by biblatex-chicago to become double-spaced. I've set up double spacing the main part of the text using the following in the preamble: \...
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What does \normallineskiplimit do?

In this excellent answer, one of the tools used is to redefine \normallineskiplimit. I cannot find this macro in any reference, although it does show up in this answer. Where is this length originally ...
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Remove space below section in memoir

I'm growing tired of the extra space below \section and \subsection in the memoir class - it's way too big. How can I remove it - like one use \vspace{-20pt}$. This must be done for all \section and \...
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Set list of content and other lists single spaced

Like recommend in the KOMA-Script documentation on p 40, I want to set the spacing for all lists and my title page single spaced although I have onehalf spaced text. Now the second page of every list ...
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How to set single spacing for all quotation environments? (Bug in etoolbox?)

I found an answer to the question here: Reduce the space between a quotation and a title. But for some reason the result is highly dependent on the code formatting and hence error prone as shown by ...
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Double spacing in body but not two-column footnotes with eledmac package

With two-column footnotes using eledmac (based on this question), line spacing via setspace is applied to footnotes as well. How can I preserve single spacing in these two-column footnotes? \...
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Different line spacing in text and footnotes when using \usepackage[para]{footmisc}

Hope this hasn't already been addressed: I would like my linespacing in the footnotes to be small whilst having double or more linespace in the text. I've been using \usepackage[doublespacing]{...
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Draft footnote changes position

I use the prelim2e package to mark a document as a draft. This package puts a draft line below the normal footer that contains for example Preliminary version – May 15, 2012. Usually this draft line ...
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Reduce the spacing of the Table of Contents

How do I reduce the line spacing in my Table of Contents? I tried with \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1} but it doesn't...
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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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How to set the space between two index entries with the same character

When I make an index, I get only between the different characters (b,s,t) an optimal vertical spacing. \usepackage{makeidx}\makeindex \index{book} \index{summer!sun} \index{summer!heat} \index{sound} ...
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Beamer: Line spacing in title

I have a long title for my beamer presentation and ue the \titlepage{} command. The title is automatically split over 4 lines. As I am using a tall font (arev), these lines are squashed together. I ...
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How to doublespace a sidewaystable using setspace?

As a follow-up to a previous question, How to doublespace a table using setspace?, I found that the solution is not compatible with the sidewaystable environment defined in the rotating package. I ...
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Name and Title on separate lines in Modern CV

Basically I want to have the Name and Title sections in Modern CV on separate lines and not have the "|" separator. I figured out that to get rid of the separator I can just remove it in the ...
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Double-spacing in text but not footnotes in memoir class while using arabxetex

The memoir class's \DoubleSpacing command without an asterisk (*) is supposed to double-space the text but not the footnotes or float text. However, when the arabxetex package has been loaded, this ...
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How to align first \item on baseline in tabular, using modified \baselinestretch

In a beamer presentation (no setspace, no enumitem) I want to use an itemize environment inside the column of a tabular. I want the first \item to be displayed on the same baseline, as the first lines ...
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spacing between the items of a tasks list

I thought I managed to solve this by tweaking the 'after-item-skip', 'after-skip' &Co settings of the tasks package but I ran into some unexpected issues with page breaks when the number of tasks ...