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

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Set all paragraphs to be double spaced in LyX

Currently I have to manually go to the Edit->Paragraph Settings menu and set double spacing for each individual paragraph in the document. I'm using the article ( hebrew ) doc class as a base for ...
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Change line spacing for footnote text only

I have to format a document to this finicky standard: "The entire document cannot exceed 25 double-spaced pages, including all supplementary material, and must be in Times New Roman, 11 point, font. ...
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Problem with line spacing in Lyx 1.6.9

Maybe it's a silly thing, but in order to change line spacing to Double I have to "navigate" to Document>>Settings>>Text layout. If I click on the icon Paragraph Settings from the Lyx toolbar and ...
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Why exactly is \linespread{1.05} appropriate for Palatino?

Section 1.4 of l2tabu, Changing inter-line space using \baselinestretch, contains a remark about the Palatino font: [I]f you only want to use fonts other than Computer Modern you may use ...
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Spacing in footnote bibliography

I use the mla-paper package to write my papers. My supervisor has told me to cite the references in the footnote. So I have done this in the header: \usepackage[style=mla,style=verbose]{biblatex} ...
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Why is the linespread factor as it is?

The blog post Quick note on line spacing discusses line spacing and it says To change the line spacing for the entire document, you can use the linespread command in your preamble: ...
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Line spacing inside quote environment

I use the setspace package to set double spacing throughout the document. It also sets double spacing inside the quote environment. But, I want one half space inside the quote environment. How can ...
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In a tabular, how do I reduce the vertical space in a wrapped text?

In a tabular, I am using the commands that allows you to wrap your text: \begin{tabular}{m{5cm} m{13cm} m{5cm}} but I would like to change the vertical space between the different lines of the ...
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Reduce line spacing in minitoc package

I am using the minitoc package to add chapter TOC's in a thesis. The entire document (including the main table of contents) is doublespaced, but I want the chapter toc's to be single spaced. I specify ...
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How can I change the line distances without affecting the footnote distances?

I know that by \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{number} it is possible to change the line distances, but it would also change the footnote distances. How can I only change the line distances in the ...
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Change line spacing for normal text, but not in tabular or verse

\usepackage{setspace} \doublespacing I used above two lines to change the spacing in my document. This changes the spacing of the entire document. My requirement is to change the line spacing in ...
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Wrong spacing before theorem environment (amsthm)

I am using the amsthm package to have environment. I also use \usepackage[onehalfspacing]{setspace} to have 1.5 line spacing. However, when I use the the theorem environment, the spacing before is ...
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Change line spacing inside a node in TikZ

Inside a TikZ node, one can force line breaks using \\ providing the align option of the node is set. I would like to increase the line spacing inside a node. This can be done in the usual way with ...
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Restricting linespread to an environment

\linespread doesn't seem to be taken in consideration when set in an environment. How can I reduce the space between lines in a specific environment?
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Place TikZ coordinate or \zlabel at every (base)line

I'm currently adjusting the code shown in Test if a paragraph has a page break in it? to support underlining and highlighting using TikZ similar as shown in Cool Text Highlighting in LaTeX, but ...
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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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Spacing of sectioning commands for grid typesetting

I know questions about grid typesetting have been asked before, and some packages (grid, gridpos) exist. The scenario I have at the moment is simpler than that, and is mostly a question about elastic ...
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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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Linespacing only for main text body

In a LaTeX beamer document, is there a way to change line spacing only for the main text body - i.e. for everything between \begin{frame} and \end{frame}? In particular if using \linespread and its ...
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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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An equation skip problem — amsmath package and \above/belowdisplayskip

I have been puzzled by a problem about math equation skip for days. I set the \lineskiplimit, \lineskip, \abovedisplayskip and others length macros before and after equations all to zero, but there ...
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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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Strange line spacing effects in longtabu

I got some strange effect with longtabu: As you can see the line with λ seems to be closer to the above line than to the one below of it. I cant’t figure out why … This is the code with which I ...
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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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What exactly is leading?

Wikipedia: In typography, leading ( /ˈlɛdɪŋ/) refers to the distance between the baselines of successive lines of type. By this definition, isn't it the same thing as line height? But in ...
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Latex commands for a specific page format [closed]

I am writing a report for which my University has given the following guidelines (Clearly, it was intended for use with Microsoft Windows). Project reports should be typed only on one side of the ...
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Creating a custom songbook with the songs package

Friends, I usually create songbooks with the help of songs package (I guess the CTAN version is a little old, the newest one can be downloaded from here). Consider the follow example (taken from the ...
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How to format an inline source code

I have a document where I quiet often refer to source code element, such as class names, I wanted to format these strings differently, but at the beginning I didn't want to fiddle with various options ...
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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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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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Second page of list of figures: spacing too large

I have a list of figures which spans multiple pages. The first page is looking just fine but when it continues on to the next page, the space between the lines is more than tripled compared to the ...
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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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Glossaries \glossarypostamble - set text single spaced

I use the package setspace to set my text single spaced. My list of tables, list of abbreviations and so on I set with the command \onehalfspacing. Furthermore I need an annotation in all lists. This ...
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Adjust vertical space of headings carried out by different line spacing

A question related to the koma script guide. As recommended on page 57, I set the table of contents, glossary, list of tables and list of figures with the standard line spacing. The text should have a ...
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ledmac vs. setspace: Don’t change spacing of critical notes

Normaly setspace tries to set only the stretch of main text an footnotes are unchanged. In combination with ledmac the critical notes are stretched too. Is there a way to unstretch the notes like ...
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Vertical spacing in the algorithm environment

I'm using the algorithm/algorithmic packages and want to condense some of the vertical space between an algorithm's line numbers in order to save space. Ideally, I would like to remove 1 to 2mm of ...
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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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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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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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Prevent extra spacing between lines from \raisebox

I create superscripts for indexes for notes manually with \raisebox. What I don't like is that Latex changes the line spacing to fit a manual superscript into a line. For instance: ...
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How can I increase the line spacing in a matrix?

I'm trying to create a pmatrix whose components are rather complicated fractions (Christoffel symbols), and the line spacing is too small making the whole thing a bit cramped and hard to read. Is ...
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What does 'double spacing' mean?

I think I know the meanings of \baselineskip, \lineskip and \lineskiplimit in TeX, I also know \baselineskip, \baselinestretch, \linespread and the second argument of \fontsize in LaTeX. However, I ...
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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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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 ...