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

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Footnote indentation with amsart and setspace

A follow-up to this question: amsart, setspace, and footnotes As explained there, using the setspace package in an amsart document removes the indentation in the first lines of footnotes. This is ...
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How to set default line spacing in a .cls file?

I am writing a document class where I want to set the default line spacing to be 1.5. How can I use the setspace package to achieve this? More particularly, where in my .cls file should I mention ...
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Forcing smaller line spacing (risking that text overlaps) in XeTeX

I am writing some XeTeX code to display Chinese text with ruby (tone marks, translation or pronunciation) above and below the characters. If on any one line, I have ruby below, and then on the next ...
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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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How to fix diferent position of the line (space between the line and a page number and paragraphs) in the header using \pagestyle{uheadings}

I have noticed that in the document I am working on the line in the header is changing position page to page. Basically there are two slightly (but notably) different vertical spaces between the line ...
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Defining variants of \small and \large that use \normalsize's line spacing

As a partial workaround for grid typesetting, I'd like to define variants of \small and \large that behave like their standard counterparts except that they use the line spacing of \normalsize. I know ...
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Constant baseline position

Is there a way to set a constant base line position? For example, to the baseline of the first line under any circumstances (even if the lines bump each other) started with 1 cm from the top of the ...
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Overfull vbox with scrbook and setspacing

The following MWE gives me a lot of badbox warnings Overfull \vbox (1.39674pt too high) has occurred while \output is active [] with always the same value of 1.39674pt. It seems to be related to the ...
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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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How to set different line spread for table of contents than the rest of document?

I am writing my final paper on university, and we have to use double line spread and Times New Roman. If I set \linespread{1.6} in the preamble everything is fine, except that in the table of contents ...
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Font sizes and line height: how/when/why do \Huge, \LARGE, etc. affect one or the other? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Inconsistent line spacing In the following MWE, the first paragraph has a quite tight line-spacing. The second paragraph has a larger line-spacing, which I accidentally ...
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Problem with vertical space in Memoir title

I've been struggling with titlingpage and Memoir a few hours, trying to make the document title have equal linespacing between its lines when using \\. The code is: ...
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Inconsistent line spacing

If I type something like this: {\itshape\LARGE Dunt venim dolorerosto do odit ametum vulla conum dolore conulput in vero od el Dunt venim dolorerosto do odit ametum vulla conum dolore ...
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How to get headings to be an integral number of lines high (using the memoir class)?

I use the memoir class and the \checkandfixthelayout command to calculate the \textheight so that an integral number of lines will fit. This works very well: But now I want to add a few section ...
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How to remove default line spacing

I have a weird problem with my latex system. I compiled my latex code with the following document definition \documentclass[a4paper, 10pt]{article} But the result is too much white space between ...
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Lineheight of \huge text too small

I have the following two titles in my custom title page: (originally two different languages) \begin{center} {\Large My Thesis\\ \vspace*{0.5cm} \textbf{\huge ...
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Minted, setstretch and font size

I'm using minted package. My problem is \usepackage[nodisplayskipstretch]{setspace} \setstretch{1.5} line. I do need this line stretch, but I don't want it to affect code sources generated by minted. ...
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Make all \begin{quote} … \end{quote} blocks single spaced with setspace? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reduce the space between a quotation and a title I am writing a double-spaced paper using the setspace package. I need quotations to be formatted with single spacing, ...
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How to keep a constant baselineskip when using minipages (or \parboxes)?

When a minipage is used to box a text paragraph, the first line of the minipaged text and the last line of the previous text paragraph are closer than two consecutive lines in a standard text ...
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Reduce the space between a quotation and a title

When I use the quotation environment at the start of a section I get too much space between the title and the start of the quotation. How to modify spacing around quotation environment? has ways to ...
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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 ...