{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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Placing image in second column of two column page

I would like to use a two column layout and have images and text in the second column begin at the top of the page and continue down with even spacing. I've tried using the multicol package as well, ...
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to remove unnecessary space between text and figure on same page

What is the command that I can used to remove unnecessary space between text and figure on same page? Below command doesn't do anything \newcommand{\squeezeup}{\vspace{-2.5mm}}
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How to remove the unwanted space on the left side of the following gather*?

\documentclass[preview,border=12pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \abovedisplayskip=0pt\relax \begin{gather*} 6x^2-30x+36=0\\ 6(x^2-5x+6)=0\\ 6(x-2)(x-3)=0\\ x-2=0 \quad ...
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Math-mode kerning/spacing of letters

Take the following two equations: \begin{equation} o^{AR}_{i,t} = w^{AR}_i x_t + o^{AR}_{i+1,t-1} \end{equation} \begin{equation} o^{MA}_{i,t} = w^{MA}_i x_t + o^{MA}_{i+1,t-1} ...
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how to arrange the place before a pair of parentheses indicating a note in math mode?

I need write some formula. I don't know how to choose the |space| as below: $a_1=S_1$, $a_n=S_{n} - S_{n-1}$ |space| ($n > 1$) (Maybe $a_1=S_1$, $a_n=S_{n} - S_{n-1} |space| (n > 1)$ is ...
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Unwanted extra space after header of first section, using multicols article [closed]

I'm a beginner of LaTex, so I'm sorry if I've asked an easy question. I'm writing a scientific article, and after only the first header of the first section I get an unwanted extra space. Here is the ...
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Evaluate typographical beauty of a document (widow, orphans, hyphens, etc) in order to optimize the page geometry

When finalizing documents, one of the last things I do is usually to play with the page geometry to improve the overall layout: get rid of a few orphans or widows, reduce the number of hyphenations, ...
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Vertical spaces above and below longtabu

This is, in a way, a follow-up-question to New table-environment, spaces and enclosing { } in a new environment, which has already been answered conveniently by @egreg. Please compile this MWE to ...
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How to define the default vertical distance between nodes?

Use positioning can control the individual vertical position of nodes. But is there any way to control the default vertical spacing? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to remove the white space on the top of the following table?

How to remove the white space on the top of the following table? \documentclass[preview,border=0pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{longtable} ...
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Using commas in mathematical formulas

I need write some formula, but I don't know how to arrange the comma's place. $p,\ q\in N$, blabla $0<a,\ b<1$ blabla $i,\ j=1,\ 2,\ \dots,\ n$ or $p,\;q\in N$, blabla $0<a,\;b<1$ ...
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New table-environment, spaces and enclosing { } in a new environment

It was hard for me to find a proper title (feel free to change it) for my question which I want to introduce with an example: Situation In my document I sometimes use tabus directly in the document ...
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Missing $ inserted - did I make something wrong? [duplicate]

Im writing a paper using Latex and I get repeatedly this "! Missing $ inserted. $ l.92 ?" error. Its only in two passages and I don't see any obvious mistake I made. The code is: ...
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Uneven spacing around ellipsis in $[A_1;\dotsc;A_n]$

I've noticed that when a \dotsc has a semicolon on each side, there's uneven space around the ellipsis created. With \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} ...
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Space between paragraphs (local)

I would like to increase the space between two paragraphs only, not for the whole document. For example I want to have something like this Paragraph1: One paragraph here Paragraph2: Space between ...
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Unwanted extra spaces are included before and after backslashes in biblatex URL

I have a biblatex reference with a URL field. However, every backslash is surrounded by spaces. I am using \usepackage[sorting=nyt, citestyle=authoryear, bibstyle=authoryear, isbn=false, ...
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Different vertical spacing just in header row of table [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to make the header row of a table of a different thickness than the body rows? I can control the standard 'thickness' of the rows via: \renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.25}, where ...
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How to put two minipages side-by-side, which use 100 % of the text width?

In draft-mode a black marker indicates that the reserved space is too low. This also appears in the following example, but it shouldn't. How can I put two minipages exactly side-by-side? ...
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Spacing issues with letterhead background

I have a letterhead background that I use on cover letters. I am having spacing issues with some text being obscured by the letterhead image. I have tried using \\, \\*, vspace{5in} etc to no avail. ...
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More than one width of a glyph in LaTeX or LuaLatex

I don't know where I can ask about it. I have font with 2 or 3 versions of letter 'a'. How I can put this information to LuaLaTeX, LaTeX etc.? When the paragraph are breaking/making LaTeX made ...
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Weird break before English language citation

I'm using LyX to write my thesis I've encountering this weird problem. When in-paragraph citations are formatted as English in my Danish document (which I do to get the spell checker working for ...
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Increasing vertical space between two subpictures

I'd like to increase the distance between the upper pictures and the lower ones (a-c and b-d are too close to eachother). I'm new to tikz and I really don't know where to put my hands on. Thank you. ...
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Wrong spacing in math-mode

Consider the following example. (The code is not my own.) Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{siunitx} % Subscript text directly in math mode. \makeatletter ...
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amsthm in clean

I am looking for a good latex template for my phd. I did not like the classicthesis because of the huge margin and the collapsed table of contents. I found the cleanthesis to be just what I was ...
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Same vertical spacing for chapter and chapter*

I use \chapter*{} in the \frontmatter and \chapter{} in the \mainmatter. I use titlesec and the styling of the chapter headings is this: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,openany,oneside]{book} ... ...
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Testing and modifying white space around an environment

I'm trying to create something similar to marginpar but without the hassle of floats (particularly because I'm going to have a lot of these). First issue These notes always appear at the beginning of ...
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Latex float so no stretching appears, but everything is placed on top [duplicate]

It has probably been already answered, but I cannot find it. If I include images as floats, LaTeX places the last one on a single page in the middle. How do I make LaTeX to put in on the top of the ...
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space bibliography [duplicate]

my bibliography looks like Abowd, J.M., F. Kramarz, and D.N. Margolis. 1999. High-wage Workers and High-wage Firms.Econometrica, 67(2): 251333. Abowd, J.M., R.H. Creecy, and F. Kramarz. 2002. ...
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Is there an alternative to LaTeX which isn't whitespace sensitive?

I have been using LaTeX for about a year now, and I quite like it. However, I like to space out my source code. In most languages, this doesn't cause an issue, as extra newlines don't affect meaning. ...
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changing spacing of caption

I'm creating a figure using LyX. I would like the spacing of the caption below the figure to be 1.3. Is there an easy way to accomplish this? Setting the spacing to 1.3 for the entire document using ...
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Remove photo padding in moderncv classic

When \photo is used in moderncv, it includes a ~3px padding between the image and the border. How does one remove this? I have found the part of the moderncvstyleclassic.sty that deals with the ...
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Increase the space between operator in subscript/superscript

I need to increase the space globally between operators in subscripts/superscripts. Example: \sum_{x=4} I need a little more space before and after the = symbol in the subscript. It is required ...
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Tree with more levels

I'm working with the package qtree and I'd loved to make more levels. My code is: \begin{frame}[t]{\secname} \Tree [.{L} [.{L1} {\textit{Lag}: \\ ${\textstyle x=y$ \\ \small{C}} ] ...
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How to generate non-blanks between words?

In an otherwise-vanilla latex doc, I have a long list of strings that I need separated by <space> <cdot> <space>. The output needs to look like: Lorem <cdot> ipsum ...
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Reduce tab spacing

How can I reduce the spacing after I have used & in tabular? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabularx} \begin{document} \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{X X} \textbf{Greetings} & Refer to ...
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Code improvement and suggestions in template

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[12pt,twoside,letterpaper]{report} \usepackage[text={4.95in,7.5in},centering,bottom=1.5in,showframe]{geometry} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} ...
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Trying to make sense of TeX decisions (stretching, tolerance)

For example, if I don't set stretch parameters (tolerance, badness, emergencystretch, sloppy, etc) I get some overfull boxes (full LaTeX code post at the end). Notice that TeX seems unwilling to ...
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1answer
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Latex Section header and figure won't print on same page

I'm trying to print a section that has only figures (no text aside from captions). I have a figure that clearly does not take up a whole page (it takes up half a page at most), but for some reason I ...
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Extra page at beginning of appendix containing big figures

I have an appendix that contains two full-page figures. The first page of the appendix is always blank except for the title -- I suspect this is a common problem with appendices of full page figures. ...
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1answer
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How to put a vertical space between two functions inside algorithmic environment?

To make the algorithm readable, I would like to put some space between two functions. E.g.: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{algpseudocode} \begin{document} ...
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How can I lower an \xrightarrow

I'm referring to a previous post where I asked how to handle lines that are too tall due to stacked mathematical symbols. In particular, the problem occurs in my texts when using \xrightarrow like in ...
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Dollar sign with txfonts and fontenc

I have a strange problem with the dollar sign ($) and \textbf{} when using the txfonts and fontenc packages. The dollar sign has a space after it. Both packages are required to reproduce the problem. ...
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Edit space for overbraces in equation

I would like to use \overbraces and \underbraces in my equation. However, when I make the text for \overbraces too long, the \overbrace doesn't contain the correct part. ...
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Difference between \mskip and \mkern

What are the differences between \mskip and \mkern? The TeXbook writes the following (ch. 18): You can insert math glue into any formula just by giving the command ‘\mskip⟨muglue⟩’. [...] ...
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Additional Space after Colon in References

I'm printing the references in my document using: \nocite{*} \bibliographystyle{plainnat} \bibliography{D:/economics/dataset} Here is one example of the generated references. George J. ...
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Table column spacing: right most column has too much space, should be shared

I made a table. It has 5 columns, the last 4 centered. Right now, they are not evenly spaced. Namely, the last column is way too far from the others. How do I go about fixing this? Here is the code ...
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1answer
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LaTeX \bar in table [duplicate]

I'm very new to Latex. So i want to put a \bar W in a table but the bar is covered by the horizontal line of table.So it becomes invisible. I tried adding \noalign{\smallskip} after \hline but it cuts ...
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Too much vertical space before \part when using \marginpar

When I use a \marginpar{...} before \part{...} on a new page, I get a big space on the top of that page. Below is a screenshot, where the left one was typeset with marginpar, the right one without: ...
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Better vertical space between paragraphs and centered tabular or figure

When I need to place a tabular or figure inside a paragraph (usually in exams or class notes) I use {\par\centering <tabular>/<figure>\par} because center environment uses too much ...
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Formatting of matrices [closed]

I have a document full of matrices, and many of them don't look very good, right now. Hunting for solutions, I found this post from two years ago. I have the same problems mentioned there, and I'd ...