{spacing} is about both horizontal and vertical white space, e.g. space between letters or words, or space between paragraphs. For adjusting the space between the lines of a document, use {line-spacing} or -- if your question is specifically about the package of the same name -- {setspace}.

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White space problem using multiple \ifnumequal

I am trying to produce slightly different documents based on a single numerical input. But when I use multiple \ifnumequal commands to get the correct bit of text it produces really strange white ...
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Color overshoots when using \cellcolor without intercolumn space

When creating highly regular tables, I'm quite fond of the custom C column type shown below that accepts a width and centers the content, without having me worry about intercolumn space messing ...
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Increasing vertical space after equation in paragraph with short previous line?

The problem I'm aware that LaTeX the spacing around equations in a paragraph differs depending on how long the line of the paragraph immediately preceding the equation is. When the preceding line is ...
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Is \\[<len>] as bad as \\ for new lines?

I have heard on multiple occasions that one should rather not use \\ to force new lines, unless one uses it in environments like tabular or align, and it is advised to use \par instead. How about ...
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Indentation in footnote

I have a small Problem with indentation in LaTeX footnotes: \documentclass[draft,12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[footnote,printonlyused]{acronym} \begin{document} foo\footnote{foo: ...
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Shorthand adjustments

I am new to latex/biblatex, using the report document class. I was able to create two shorthand lists, one for journal titles and the other for book series in the \frontmatter: ...
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Set initial line after chapter title relative to top margin, not relative to end of chapter title

I want to set the initial line of text in every chapter to start at the same position on the page relative to the top margin of the page, and not relative to the last line of the chapter title. I ...
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Is there such thing as “visual-only whitespace”?

I want to write IBAN numbers and noticed that if I write DE12\,1234\,5678\,9123\,4567\,89 I am getting the half space I would expect but when copy-pasting it, the white space vanishes (as mentioned in ...
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Adjusting the width of a displaymath environment

I want to adjust the width of an displaymath environment whose contents (a tikzcd diagram rather than an actual equation) are too wide to fit in the margins. The obvious thing to do is to use the ...
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Using the \tab Command

I have seen several cases of people using the \tab command to insert a specific amount of space between objects (as opposed to the \hfill command which uses any remaining space). However, I have ...
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What are the differences between \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent and \\[2cm]?

I am designing a titlepage for my report and I am a bit confused in deciding to use either \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent or \\[2cm] (for example). Shortly speaking, what are the differences between ...
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Line with a \hbox is overflowing right margin, why?

Let's say I have a hbox inside a paragraph like this: Do you like me? \hfill\hbox{\quad$\bigcirc$ Yes\quad$\bigcirc$ No}. If the text of the question is longer than this "Do you like me?", the line ...
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spacing between symbols in math mode

The following code will \begingroup \everymath{\displaystyle} \scriptsize $XXXXXXX(XXXX(A,B,C),XXXX(D,E,F)) \leftarrow XXXXXX(A,B,C) \wedge XXXXXX(D,E,F) \wedge XXXXX(XX(A,B),XX(D,E)) \wedge ...
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Typography: floating vs inline illustrations

I understand the use and purpose of floats containing figures and tables. It makes a lot of sense if you think about the overall aesthetics of the page. However I find the graphical distance between ...
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How to reset the space between the label and the content of the item

As described above, I need to enlarge the space between the label and the content of the item of the section of Table of content (\l@part to be exact). and I typed the command ...
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Standalone: unique page per equation without white space

I'd like to create a document with several formulas and each formula is supposed to stand alone on a page. Here is an example: \documentclass[preview,varwidth ,multi,border=1pt]{standalone} ...
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Is there any possibility of decreasing extra space before the equation when line nearly breaks in the following?

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Preliminary Theorem 1.1.2. If $(\lambda_1,...,\lambda_n)$, $(\mu_1,...,\mu_n)$, and $(k_1,...,k_n)$ ...
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Conditional spacing based on length of chapter title

In LaTeX, (or possibly XeLaTeX), how can one achieve the following: A double spacing a 1- or 2-line chapter title, and single spacing under a 3- or more-line chapter title. A triple space ...
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How to avoid a spurious space when combining frame, centering and another environment?

I want to create a special environment in beamer, which combines several environments, one of which is center. However, when using my newly created environment, I get an additional space in comparison ...
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How to insert two white spaces at the beginning of a line

I want to insert two white space at the beginning of a line. How can I do that? I want something like this This is first line This is second line This is third line This is fourth line
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Overfull \hbox (15.0pt too wide)

I have multiple tables which look like this: \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{|l|X|l|} \hline \textbf{ID} & \textbf{Description} \\ \hline 336858 & The description \\ \hline \end{tabularx} and ...
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Space between two column minipages [duplicate]

I'm using the OpenFonts version in this repository, which is a resume template for CS majors: https://github.com/deedydas/Deedy-Resume In the resume template, there are two column minipages created, ...
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Spurious Vertical Space Introduced by multicols (Additional Case)

This seems to be a duplicate of Spurious [?] vertical space introduced by multicols, but the solution from there does not seen to work for me. Basically I want the case of using multicols to not ...
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Multiline equations within parentheses [duplicate]

I have two equations which need to be broken into multiple lines. One of the equations has a coeficiente factored out, so that it is of the form X = A(...very long...). The other does not. The ...
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How to reduce spacing between figure and text

I want to reduce spacing between figure and text (not caption) and between paragraphs. I'm using revtex4 package (two column style).
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header rule margin with boxes

I'm creating a document with a box in the header and an other one in the footer. But I would like to have the same space between the bottom of the top box and header rule and between the top of the ...
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Equal spacing between \begin environments, any text based environment and inline maths

I'm creating a document with a lot of \begin...\end environments, single lines of text with or without inline maths and long paragraphs with or without inline maths. The problem I'm having is that ...
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Spacing between poem title and poem text

I'm writing a book of poems using the book class. Most of the poems are pretty short and I'm only putting 1 or 2 poems on each page. The problem I'm having is that latex is putting a large space ...
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boxing the entire page

Sorry if you don't understand me, but English is not my native language. Is it possible to put a frame at x cm from the right and left edges of the page and at y cm from the up and bottom edges of ...
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Adjust spacing between linebreaks

I would like to adjust the spacing between two lines within a gather environment. My MWE is this: \documentclass[]{scrreprt} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \chapter{Chapter 1} Lorem ipsum ...
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Need Help in formatting my Book - Chapter headings - Headers

I am a Chemical Engineering graduate and I am helping my mentor in typesetting his book. He has given me the text and equations in MS Word and I have to convert the same in LaTeX. I used Adobe ...
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Extra space not wanted at the end of a title page

I did a title page using the titlepage environment and used \vfill between the entries (for instance name, title, date, etc.) so that they would be equally spaced and the whole title page would fill ...
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\setlength not working

I am having trouble with setting space before and after a table. Here is my code for a ten-column table: \begin{tabular}{cccccccccc} \toprule .. .. \bottomrule \end{tabular} As you can see, it ...
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Use non-breaking space after name initials with biblatex macros

I want to enforce biber/biblatex to place non-breaking spaces between initials and last names of authors. Example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,natbib=true]{biblatex} ...
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Precisely placing a letter on another with tikz

I'm trying to design a logo using tikz although I'm a total beginner. I pretty much would like to show 2 capital letters each with a lowercase letter placed on it's vertical leg. I tried ...
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Spacing of fractions in TeX Gyre Pagella Math

Using TeX Gyre Pagella Math with xelatex, some objects like \frac12 just seem way too large compared to the rest of the equations. Have a look: In the first line, the numerator looks like it's ...
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Too much empty space after “verse” environment due to long footnote

I have a paper in which a section starts with a series of 4 verses (in the verse environment), and the first line following the verse environment has an extremely long footnote. The problem is that ...
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Having the same amount of space with and without multicol when using with titlesec and itemize

I am trying to use multicol and itemize to spread a list over several columns. I am also using titlesec to style my headings. One part of my document uses multicol and the other does not and both have ...
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Start text on second page (without \chapter) at same position as on first page (with \chapter)

This MWE shows what I am trying: % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[oneside]{book} \usepackage{color} \begin{document}% \chapter*{A}% Some text% \clearpage% \vspace*{-1pt}% ...
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Remove padding in table with images

I have a table with 2 small images in each cell. I reduced the horisontal padding with \setlength{\tabcolsep}{0pt} But I still have a white vertical space between a table separation line and images ...
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remove space between paper title and abstract in AAAI

I want to remove the space between the title and abstract (marked as red box in the following pic) to save some space for my paper, I've seen some similar questions and people suggest using /vspace, I ...
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vspace mysteriously being inserted after nested custom environment

I have created my own environment that creates a table using tabu and then puts some vertical space after it, unless my environment is being nested, in which case I want it to skip the vertical space. ...
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LyX is leaving a big gap between paragraphs in the place where float (figure) should be

I just want to ask about why is LyX leaving a big gap between paragraphs surrounding a figure?. Not all paragraphs, but only between those paragraphs where I inserted a float (figure). The figure is ...
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Reduce vertical space between large table and text located above to fit in the same page

I need to fit one portion of text and threeparttable (fixed position in the manuscript) underneath, on a single page but I am not being able to. The table is large and would only fit in one page. One ...
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Space and Position in Cover Letter Title

I attached my code for my cover letter of one job, and the picture of compiled pdf below. Can anyone help me accomplish the following things: How to make my Name show on the left with certain nice ...
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How can I split this equation?

Does anyone know how to split this equation in two lines? \begin{equation*} \iint_S \eta = \iint_S \left[F(x(u,v), y(u,v), z(u,v)) \ \frac{\partial(x,y)}{\partial(u,v)} + G(x(u,v), y(u,v), z(u,v)) \ ...
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Missing space after “ø” \o [duplicate]

I am writing a German text with some Scandinavian names which include characters like ø. In one case the ø is at the end of the word and the following whitespace is ignored. MWE: ...
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Change vertical space in overset

How can I decrease the space in overset? I found this solution online, but it doesn't look quite like the original overset (note I know it is difficult to come up with a solution to handle all cases ...
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Something like \hfill with pstricks and XeTeX

I have a line of text in a pspicture environment and I need to distribute the words in a way like \hfill could do. Here is an image of what I want: I currently have this minimal example ...
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Extra space in command created

Consider the following answer given by @egreg which can be found at http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/111043/10898 Why is an extra 6.799999pt space created when you issue a command like ...