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

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Confusion: \onehalfspacing vs. \spacing vs. Word vs. the world?

I have to write a paper with the requirement to use "1.5 line spacing" 12pt Times New Roman. Naturally I used \usepackage{setspace} \begin{document} \onehalfspacing Lorem ipsum… So far so good. But ...
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How to doublespace a table using setspace?

I have used setspace with \spacing{1.9} to meet publisher specifications of "3 lines per inch or 12 lines per 10 cm", but it does not affect tables, although the publisher has requested that the ...
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How to achieve line spacing when using custom font

I would like to be able to determine the line spacing in the following example: The line spacing is clearly not good. My TeX code looks as follows: \HRule \\[0.5cm] { ...
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Single spacing long entries in List of Figures and moving page number [closed]

I'm assembling my master's thesis in latex and I'm currently having trouble with spacing in my List of Figures. Currently, if there is an entry that extends more than one line, it is double spaced and ...
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New line instead of word-breaking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent hyphenation and use line break in block of text When some word at the end of sentence does not fit in the line - I would like it to be moved to the new line, and ...
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Poor leading in titles

Here's an example of terrible (and non-constant) leading in titles that is causing me trouble: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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The gap between two double-spaced footnotes is too large. How can I fix

I have to have footnotes double-spaced, but if I use \begin{doublespace} and \end{doublespace} within footnotes, then the gap between two footnotes becomes too wide. Could anybody fix it? ...
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leading package and vertical space between footnotes

I'm using Will Robertson's leading package to set the leading in my documents. It usually works fine, but it seems to cause trouble with the vertical space between footnotes.* Consider the following ...
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How to set a small linespace even with a very big letter in the text

I use a font (Aquiline), that has only a few characters, most notably the letter "A", which are quite huge in height. I use LuaLaTex with the fontspec package. So if I use this font and a capital A ...
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How to double space the \thanks footnote?

The journal I intend to submit my paper to requires all the text, including footnotes and acknowledgments, be double spaced. I use the setspace package and put \doublespacing and ...
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linespacing without packages

I want to be sure that I understood this command as it was meant: the `\linespread` command offers just two values: 1.6 (two blank lines) and 1.3 (1 1/2 blank lines) set in the preamble, it affects ...
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Missing baselineskips?

Here are some cases where when there is stuff inside a vbox, the baselineskips are sometimes there and sometimes not. Or maybe it's something else that is producing the differences? \setbox0\vbox{% ...
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Decrease linespacing in margin notes of the fixme package?

Is it possible to get single-spaced marginnotes in a double-spaced document? \documentclass[english,a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[draft]{fixme} ...
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How to prevent additional vertical space around tall inline equations

I've got a Figure caption with a couple of short inline equations in it, one of which being $\psi_\text{pseudo}$, and because of the subscript + descender, LaTeX inserts additional space between this ...
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Problem about double space in list of figures when using endfloat package

I'm writing a manuscript using endfloat to make all the figures at the end of the article. However, when using the code below to eliminate numbers from lists of figures, the definition ...
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Line spacing in supertabular multi lined table cells

I have created a table using the supertabular package with table cells containing from one to four lines of text. In my document I have defined a linespread of 1.5. I also have defined following table ...
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Parentheses size around matrix

I would like to get 1:n matrix with \left, \right size parentheses. Default size looks not so good. Now I have $\begin{pmatrix} f_0 & \ldots & f_L \end{pmatrix}^T$ The view I get I can ...
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How can I set stretch of verbatim to be different than “global” setting?

In my file I need to use 1.5 line stretch. But, as for verbatim I need it to be 1.0. What should I add to preamble to achieve that? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nodisplayskipstretch]{setspace} ...
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How to change spaces between items in Table of Contents

Is it possible to get it without using package titletoc? I'm using special chapter style which doesn't work with this package.
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Indent, Font of headlines

I need to set an indent which must be equal to 1.27 cm, but, actually, I have no indent at the first line after title. How can I add it at the beginning of EVERY LINE, including the first one? Font ...
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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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What leading size should I set for 18pt font size?

I use \fontsize{18pt}{20pt}\selectfont comand because I want 18pt fontsize. Does rule fontsize+2 always apply? Say for 20pt font leading will be 22, 32 for 30 and so on.
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Inconsistent behavior of setspace package in ctable doinside

This is odd: \ctable[ doinside=\singlespacing, %doinside=\setstretch{1} ] {lp{5cm}} {} {\FL Blubb & Blobb simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the ...
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Spaces around display math when using setspace

I'm using setspace package in the following way: \usepackage{setspace} \onehalfspacing It works well, mostly very nice result, but the spaces around display math formulae had enlarged too and now ...
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Line spacing in parcolumns environment

Is it possible to change the line spacing within a colchunk in a parcolumns environment? I tried the following without success: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{parcolumns} ...
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onehalfspacing in titlepage

How to make onehalfspacing in titlepage? I tried to add \onehalfspacing command in different places there, however, no spaces were produced. \begin{titlepage} ...
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caption package doesn't recognize font=doublespacing?

The journal I'm targetting requires "doublespaced" figure captions, and posts like these http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=4187 made me try out the caption package. I ...
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How to change line spacing in footnotes?

I have a document with line spacing 1.5. But I want the footnotes line spacing 1. How could I do this? I tried the package setspaces but does not allow me this option.
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Incorrect line spacing when using \Large in a center environment

When I enclose text with line breaks within a center environment, there is extra space after the first line, but only if the font size has been changed. The following working example prints the same ...
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Reducing spacing after headings

I've searched many sites but I couldn't get any answer. Here is this mystical question: How can i reduce the spacing after headings? Here is my code. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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How to set two or more paragraphs to use the same amount of vertical space?

Given several paragraphs in ConTeXt or plain TeX, how can I ensure that all paragraphs use the same amount of vertical space, by adding white space to the end, as the longest paragraph in the set? ...
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Maximizing number of words with constraints on number of characters and lines per inch [closed]

An organization has the following specs for submitted articles: (a) maximum of 15 characters per 2.5 cm (b) maximum of 6 lines per 2.5 cm (c) minimum font size of 10 (d) Computer Modern font (e) 2.5 ...
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Variability in the line spacing of paragraph breaks?

Don't know how to describe my problem properly, but there seems to be a variablility in the line spacing of paragraph breaks, with my settings or generally or anything. Since I don't know what is ...
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Changing ALL spacing in a TeX document

I'm taking an exam and I'm allowed a two side page with information on it. Naturally I want to put as much as possible on it so: What are all the spaces that I can change to fit as much information ...
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Tocloft and list of figure: Change Line Spacing between listings

This not the same question as here. While creating a list of figures with tocloft the way shown in the example, I would like to control the line spacing between the listings of the figures. With ...
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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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Where does whitespace between two consecutive lines come from?

I'm trying to get a "contact sheet" where identically sized boxes are laid out next to each other without any whitespace. As my goal is to use this in a generated document, and as the number of items ...
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How do I double-space my abstract in LaTeX?

I'm finishing up my undergrad thesis, and I have to double-space my abstract. I tried using \begin{doublespace} and \doublespacing, but neither have worked, I assume because the abstract environment ...
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Equations and Double Spacing

If a document (in any class) is double spaced, how do you redefine the spacing around centered equations as if there was single spacing? Whenever I use double spacing, I feel like the space before and ...
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How can I single-space text within entries of my table of contents?

I am writing my dissertation. My university requires that the document be double-spaced; I am using the setspace package to do this. However, I must single-space entries of the table of contents ...
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no effect of \baselinestretch

I'm probably doing something wrong, but i can't see any effect of the command \baselinestretch, which should modify the vspace between lines. I read somewhere, that i should add \selectfont after it, ...
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How to do grid typesetting with amsmath?

Following the advice in the answer to this question, I did set a huge negative \lineskiplimit. However, it turned out that align got quite upset about this. So my question is: what would you ...
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Can anyone explain why setting \lineskiplimit breaks align?

OK, so this is a follow-up to one of my previous questions: If you uncomment the \lineskiplimit line, LaTeX goes crazy. Why? Does anyone have an idea how to fix it (without manually changing ...
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Is changing \lineskiplimit to some negative value a good idea, and what the value might be?

I'm writing a (large) document using Linux Libertine for text and Asana for math. I have a 11pt font with \baselineskip=14pt. However, not so seldom it happens that the default settings of ...
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Double spacing within the caption of a figure

I am using the memoir class on my thesis and I have the \DoubleSpacing command in my document to set up double spacing through the document. This works great. However, I have a figure with subfigures ...
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Temporarily increase line spacing

How do I temporarily increase line spacing? I have some text on my title page: \begin{center} { \Large \textbf{The Great Thesis About Some Very Great Things Indeed With a Pretty Long Title That Will ...
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Make a LaTeX document look like it was written in Microsoft Word [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Making a LaTeX document appear as though it were typeset in MS Word I know this is a travesty in the world of TeX, and an affront to all decent TeX-believing people out ...
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Explicit line spacing in revtex 4

I am required to use 13pt line spacing for a report and want to use revtex 4 as document class. However, I am not able to set the line spacing explicitly.
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Unwanted double spacing

I have the following LaTeX code: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames,table]{xcolor} \newcommand{\ADDRESS}{ ...
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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: ...