{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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Problem of backslash and math symbol separating

I am not even sure if this is a Tex problem or a Kile problem. Whenever I edit stuff on my file, there is some paragraph realignment that happens. Sometimes a realignment elsewhere forces the ...
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Hanging brackets in an align environment

I have two formulas in an align environment, and the second one starts with a bracket (this particular example is simplified): \begin{align} & x_\alpha(s) x_\alpha(t) \\ & \left[ x_\alpha(s), ...
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Badbox in bibiliography while using TexnicCenter

I have the following excerpt from my bibliography and it is spaced as expected and produces no problems except for one citation, namely \bibitem{Mulmuley}. \begin{thebibliography}{99} ...
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Uneven spacing using \vspace inside \itemize in beamer

I have a slide that is just an itemize. I am using \vspace{.5cm} to space things out. For some reason between two of the bullets the spacing is larger than the others and I have to use ...
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spacing chapter documentclass report

I think this question has been discussed here but I still haven't found a solution. I am using document class report and there is one thing I am not able to figure out. I have still spacing for ...
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how to remove space between authors initials when using the apalike bibliography style

Suppose my reference looks like the one below: Author, J. M. (2006). Comparing species abundance models. Ecological Modelling, 199(2):153 – 163. How to remove space between the two initials of the ...
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Landscape mode makes landscape page too small

I used the instructions from how-to-change-certain-pages-into-landscape-portrait-mode to create a table with plots in landscape mode. The page is turned , but with the left side up, instead of ...
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List spacing is different inside and outside of minipage

I'm preparing an exam and I want an illustration next to a multiple-choice problem. Usually for this purpose I put the question and/or choices in a multicols environment; however for this particular ...
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mtpro2 SQRT with root index affect the subsequent spacing

I recently installed math professional II font (mtpro2 lite). It works fine except that the SQRT with root index sucks. \[ \sqrt[100]{1000000} = 1000 \quad \sqrt[3]{1000000} = 100 \] \[ ...
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Spacing around figures and tables

At the moment I have the following code in the preamble: \usepackage{float} \floatstyle{plaintop} \restylefloat{table} This puts figure captions below the figure, and table captions above the ...
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Can't get rid of underfull \hboxs

I've been trying to get rid of a bunch of underfull \hbox warnings in my cv. A minimal example of what I am dealing with is as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{calc} ...
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Is `\hspace*` equivalent to `\strut\hspace`?

Is using \hspace* essentially the same as \strut\hspace? The description at \hspace vs. \hspace* seems to suggest that this may be the case, but I was wondering the cases where they might differ.
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Define amount of space after \newline, \\, or \linebreak

How do I define the amount of vertical space there are after all new lines? I am looking for something that works like this: \define{x = 4} blah blah blah blah \\[x pt] blah blah \\[x pt] Where I ...
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No space between rows and columns of subfigures

I have created a 3x3 matrix of figures as follow: \begin{figure} \begin{tabular}{ccc} \includegraphics[scale=0.2]{my_figure} & \includegraphics[scale=0.2]{my_figure} & ...
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Adjusting space when using the “lettre” class

I am quite new in writing letters with LaTeX, and I am wondering whether there is a way to adjust the space between the end of the sender's e-mail address and the subject of the letter (see picture ...
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Tighten spacing in multiple-element subscripts that include primes and uppercase-Greek letters

My MWE compiled with pdfLaTeX: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \frac{ \Gamma_{v'J'\Lambda'} \Gamma_{v'J'\Lambda' \rightarrow\Lambda''} } { ...
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footmisc's bottom option and memoir's footnotes

In order to avoid overstretched inter-paragraph-glue I would like to use footmisc with the bottom option. However it interferes with my footnote setup. See the following example: ...
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Custom line-spacing inside a footnote

I know I can use the following command to set the spacing in footnotes throughout the document to double space: \renewcommand{\footnotelayout}{\doublespacing} But is there a way to allow for custom ...
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Vertical spacing around align in a figure

Math environments like align put vertical space around them, to separate them from the text. This is all well, and if I wanted to change that, I could check this question. However, these environments ...
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Will it stretch? Plumbing the depths of Interline glue

I've gone back to basics to gain a better understanding of how TeX works. One of the things I've been puzzled about is the workings of interline spacing and why ocassionaly (depending on font sizes ...
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No spacing between words in the pseudocode package

I am using the pseudocode package for an algorithm. (Here is the documentation: Pseudo Code Package Documentation) There is no spacing between normal text inside the pseudocode block. I have to ...
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Vertical spacing not working properly

I'm trying to use \bigskip, \medskip, and \smallskip for spacing but they don't do anything. So I tried to use \vspace{bigskipamount}, and I got 2 errors: 1) ! Missing number, treated as zero. 2) ! ...
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Center plot created with pgfplot from matlab

If I have a nice plot in matlab, then I save it as a tikz standalone file matlab2tikz('myimage.tikz','standalone',true) and I create a pdf in my terminal with pdflatex myimage.tikz to include ...
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Odd spacing due to diagonal dots in pmatrix environment

I'm trying to typeset this matrix, but it seems the spacing between the fourth and fifth lines is off, perhaps due to the diagonal dots : Here is my Latex code : \[ \mathrm{Mat}_{\mathcal B}D = ...
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Empty space under a figure

I am getting a significant amount of empty space under the following figure. How do I get rid of it? (I am a new user and I don't know how to post a tex code.) \documentclass{article} ...
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Why is the space below the numerator different to the space above the denominator?

I've never noticed it before, but LaTeX puts a lot more space between the numerator and the bar than it puts between the bar and the denominator. Now maybe this makes sense for more complicated ...
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customize vertical space of entries in nomenclature

How to customize the vertical space between entries and vertical space between Subgroup name and its first entry? Many thanks. I have added the \setlength{\nomitemsep}{-\parsep} in the preamble, but ...
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Titles not vertically aligned

I am writing a text using a class file designed by my university. This class file, however, does not allow for lists of symbols, so I am trying to modify it slightly in order to insert one. The class ...
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LaTeX: The Space Between Words [duplicate]

I read the book The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX, and found this line: LaTeX: Tilde '~' generates a space that cannot be enlarged and... It seems that the tilde make the space smaller when ...
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How can I insert a special character at the end of each sentence?

I tend to write very long sentences. To easily detect sentences that are too long, I would like to make individual sentences stand out more clearly in my compiled latex document. I know that latex has ...
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string of non-breaking spaces spilling into margin

I have a string of expressions that should not be split across lines, so I have placed non-breaking spaces between them. However, they spill over into the margin. How do I fix this? Here is my MWE: ...
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Distinguishing a symbol from a character around it while typesetting

When typesetting the LaTeX in Math mode is it safe to create a space (one carriage return) around a LaTeX symbol to isolate it from the surrounding character instead of enclosing the surrounding ...
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Enforce strict margin boundaries

I submitted my dissertation (> 200 pages), and was told by an editor that there are several pages where a long word (eg. an organic molecule name) or a citation actually extends beyond the right ...
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Stop LaTeX adjusting vertical spacing when fitting more text onto a page

I need to place two pieces of paper side-by-side. Each piece of paper is a printout of a compiled LaTeX document. The second document starts in an identical way to the first, but has more text ...
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Change spacing before chapter title within frontmatter

I am using the report class for my dissertation, which requires 2 inch margin beginning at each chapter. I am using the following command: \titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{2in}{1in} This works fine ...
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Longtable and automatic spacing

I am using the longtable environment in combination with the siunitx package for 3 of my 10 columns. Unfortunately, when compiling the spacing of those three columns is not automatically adjusted. ...
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Table rows | single line | double line | of text not lining up

I have a table with two columns, the width of each column is set. There are cases where the left hand text is one line and the right hand text is two lines. As a result the left hand text is aligned ...
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Spacing in listoffigures with alphabetic chapter

At the end of my document I need a last chapter with seperate numbering for additional data. To do this I changed the chapter number to display an A via \setcounter{chapter}{0} ...
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Odd ToC spacing between item and page number

I'm facing a very odd issue with spacing in my table of contents. For the first 25-30 entries, there is a space between the entry and corresponding page number. Thereafter, the space disappears! ...
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local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x

I wanted to reduce the inter-word space for some passages in a written text with the rest of the text remaining unchanged. So I tried to use \addfontfeature locally which I execute with the command ...
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Apacite with natbitapa - bibliography spacing

I am using a LaTeX template for my thesis \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,leqno,openbib]{memoir} Apacite is working fine for the in-text citations but the bibliography has strange spacing - each ...
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Adding Blank Space in the List of Figures, List of Tables, and Table of Contents

I'm learning LaTeX to typeset some documents. I hope someone here could help me. How do I go on adding a space in the List of Figures and List of Tables. I'm using \listoffigures and \listoftables ...
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An align environment question

Currently i have something like this: \[ A = B \] \begin{alignat*}{2} AAA = BBBB &= CCCCCCCC &&= DDDD \\ AAA = BBBB &= \qquad CCC &&= DDDD \\ \end{alignat*} In ...
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Errors in arguments when renewing \mod with \mathchoice

Currently I am using the \mod command that comes with amsmath, and while I'm in general satisfied with it, I didn't like the way it handles spacing in text style. I tried to renew the \mod command as ...
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Changing spacing in chapter titles and sections.

As stated, I need to change the spacing between the top of the page, the chapter name and title. I'm currently using \allsectionfont{\centering \fontsize{15}{15}\selectfont} to control the size and ...
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Setting an \abnormalparskip with memoir and babel french [closed]

I'm experiencing an issue trying to set a non-zero \abnormalparskip using the memoir class with chapterstyle ell and the french (or francais, or frenchb) babel package. Doing so moves chapter titles ...
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Why is this tabulary narrower than the specified width? [duplicate]

Why is this tabulary narrower than the specified width? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabulary} \newcommand{\mytable}{% \begin{tabulary}{0.5\textwidth}{@{}L@{}} Text\\ Text\\[2ex] ...
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How to eat / gobble only whitespace or (implicit) \par?

I created a command that prints material in an aux file and that's all. I can reasonably expect it to (also) be used in the following ways: \precis{Some text} The section goes on. \precis{Some text} ...
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How to give double line spacing between paragraphs?

I am preparing my thesis with single line spaced, but it needs double line spacing between paragraphs. I am using \\ at the end of paragraph to achieve this. How to do this by using \parskip package ...
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Make sin the same width as cos

I am trying to typeset a two-line formula, where the top and the bottom are almost identical. The differences are the signs (plus to minus) and the trig-functions (\sin to \cos). I want most of the ...