{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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Less spacing at the end of equation lines using Split environment

Does anyone know why in the equation produced by the following code, the plus signs at the end of the first and second lines have less space on their left sides compared to the other plus signs? and ...
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Space after LaTeX commands

I have a definition \newcommand{\arnold}{Arnold Schwarzenegger} when I refer to it by \arnold is a it is rendered as Arnold Schwarzeneggeris a In order to have a space in front of "is" I ...
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Itemize and multicolumn : top space despite topsep being set to 0pt [duplicate]

Please consider the following MWE : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{longtable} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{array} % Thanks daleif ! \makeatletter ...
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Removing top space of itemize inside a multicolumn

My previous question was tagged as duplicate, yet the solution given in the link does not solve my problem. I am trying to suppress the blank space on the top of the itemize environment. I tried to ...
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figure 2 for Crossed Ladders Problem

I'd like to draw triangle like the following: but using the following code which produces: The code must represent the structure of the triangle, like that: ...
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figure 1 for Crossed Ladders Problem

i would like creat report for the solution of that problem http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1124801/crossed-ladders-problem so i need to create some figurs with latex to make solution more ...
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change delimiter (slash) size in math mode

I use the division sign, together with an underscore and smash: $\underline{\smash{X/P}}$ The result is the following: How can I reduce the lower part of the slash, so it does not suppress the ...
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The line spacing in the list of algorithms

This is my code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[chapter]{algorithm} \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5} \begin{document} \begin{spacing}{1.2} ...
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Align bullet points in two side-by-side itemized lists

I'm trying to create two side-by-side bullet point lists in a document, where each point lines up with the corresponding point in the other list, even when one of the points has multiple lines. So ...
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Too large gaps between equations or paragraphs [duplicate]

I am using a specific preamble for my thesis, a preamble which I cannot say I completely understand. Sometimes large gaps appear between paragraphs or between text and math equations although there is ...
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Why <space> is ignored after a block and esc-<space> is not?

My setup: web2cTeX (TeX Live). Consider these two files, which are supposed to produce the same output. --- file1.tex --- \centerline{ab}\ % cd \bye --- file2.tex --- \centerline{ab} % cd \bye ...
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Image covers whole of a column and not at desired location

I am new to Latex and want to insert a figure into my document. I used following commands: \begin{figure}[hbtp] \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{PTS.eps} \caption{Figure PTS} \end{figure} ...
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siunitx disturbs spacing of \, in math with xelatex

In the following example - compiled with XeLaTeX - the spacing of \thinspacing/the value of mu (used by \,) is disturbed if \SI is used in the math before: \documentclass{article} ...
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@{} removing the vertical line for the header row of table

I'd like to remove the horizontal spacing between the text and table lines. I am using @{}, but it removes the vertical line of the table for the first row. Does anyone know why? ...
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Alignment of CV Reference in ModernCV

I'm using the latex template for CV from here CV Template. For reference, I added these lines \newcommand{\cvdoublecolumn}[2]{% \cvline{}{% ...
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I want a really small underbrace

This question is related to, but distinct from Oversized \underbrace's label causes unwanted spacing. My issue isn't with the spacing of the label, but with the size of the underbrace itself. ...
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Why does hanging indent with \everypar mess up table spacing?

I'm trying to add a hanging indent to every paragraph of a particular column of a table: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} ...
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unwanted vertical spacing in supertabular with babel

I have a question regarding supertabular and babel. Whenever I'm using different language specifications inside a cell, there is a slight vertical space, which is not there when there is no language ...
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Spacing issue in subfigure/tikzpicture when labelling arcs

I have two simple graphs side by side that align perfectly when the arcs are not labeled, but as soon as I add the labels I get a spacing issue where there is a space between the second figure and its ...
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Problem Using \hfill to Justify Text [duplicate]

I am writing a resume using the scrartcl,currvita, and classicthesis packages. Everything else is fine but I have run into a problem correctly justifying some dates along the right side of the page. ...
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Why is the spacing different after a multiline array environment?

My goal is to get equal line spacing between text and array environments. This mostly works without any modification, except for one case: If the array environment consists of more than one line, the ...
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Left-justified text forced to the right

I am creating a letterhead or other heading to be used at the top of invoices and the like and am having an issue with the spacing of one element: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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How to set the spacing before and after of section headings to a fixed value of 1.5cm?

In this code, i want the spacing before and after of my section, subsection, and subsubsection headings to be exactly 1.5cm regardless of the font size or my line spacing. How can i do this? I know ...
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Remove white space from empty nodel label in tikz-qtree?

With empty nodes in tikz-qtree how do I remove the white space where the node label usually appears? In the following example I want to remove the white space for the node under Foot 3. ...
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Zero space between bars of the same interval in pgfplots ybar interval plots

I need a bar plot (containing multiple \addplot) with following requirements: ticks between x labels (and, in this respect, my question differs from Adjusting width of ybar interval separator to ...
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Spacing between equation and text

How do I create a space for this statement: I want to have some space between less than 0 and the for $x^{*} \neq$. This the code that I'm using: Lastly, the comparative static of $x^*$ w.r.t ...
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Todo note steals space

I'm writing a larger document and I use the todonotes package to add reminders. For some reason, when I add a note, the space after the note's insertion point is removed. Here's minimal example: ...
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Trimming whitespace around text (like LTRIM, RTRIM and TRIM)

When working in Excel with text strings, it is convenient to use the LTRIM, RTRIM and TRIM functions which removes white space around text string. What would be an efficient way of duplicating this in ...
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KOMA script and amsthm: Space lost before and after theorems

I am having a problem similar to this and this, but without using parskip, and only after a recent package update. The MWE \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm} \theoremstyle{plain} ...
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LaTeX: Text/Parbox at bottom of page

I have a problem similar to this question, but slightly more involved. I need for the parbox in my example to always appear at the bottom of the page, regardless of whether TeX places it on a page by ...
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Underbrace changing spacing of operators

I have found that using an \underbrace on a term in an equation causes the spacing of the following terms to be changed, in particular, the + is moved closer to the \dot{m}. This seems to be distinct ...
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Remove vertical space at start of latex document

I have this test file which is supposed to put Hello there. near the top of the page but it does not work in so far as there is still tons of vertical space at top. How can I fix this? ...
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Undesired space before the section title when a figure is inserted after the section title

After I used a template, Latex gives me a lot of white space before the section title because a figure is inserted after the first paragraph of the section. I used [H] as the floating parameter for ...
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Squeezing scientific paper to fit within page limits

I am submitting a paper to a conference that has a limit of 10 pages. I have edited and edited the text, but the paper still fills 11 pages, and I am reluctant to remove anything. What tricks can I ...
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Microtype and word spacing

I'm trying to change the default word spacing for some font. I know 2 ways to do it: setting \fontdimens or \spaceskip. With these approaches and microtype's \textls I get two different results, ...
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Changing top margin for second page only? \vspace inserts extra whitespace

I am trying to format a LaTex template for pandoc output from .md to pdf. The document is for lengthy university papers requiring very specific layout. The majority of the paper has 1 in margins all ...
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xspace leaves space in front of comment

I am confused by the behaviour of \xspace in combination with the \todo command. I didn't expect \xspace to leave a space when I cut off all spaces by a comment sign %. Usually this works as expected, ...
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Arrows to text above and below line

I have been searching for an answer for some time but have not come across a solution. I am taking some notes from a programming course and need to take a line of code and identify each individual ...
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Why the redundant adding and subtracting inside space commands? [duplicate]

Why do some commands like \titlespacing*{\section}{0pt}{5.5mm plus 1mm minus .2mm}{4.3mm plus .2mm} have this strange adding and subtracting for length. I.e. why not write 6.3mm instead of ...
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Beamer: Extra vertical space with \visible

This is related to How to get rid of height differences in two beamer blocks? I'm curious why overlay commands \visible (and \invisible, \uncover, \onslide) would add an extra vertical space ...
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Spacing our vertical addition

I am trying to type up some linear algebra notes and I am trying to show the vertical addition of 2 equations. Right now I have \begin{flalign*} && \cancel{6u} + v &= 5 && \\ ...
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How to add some extra spacing between two paragraphs in ConTeXt?

I've set up inter-paragraph spacing for a ConTeXt document but in-between two specific paragraphs, I'd like to have some extra spacing. About 1 inch. In LaTeX I'd use \vspace{1in}. What is the command ...
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Center 3 text elements on one line in latex

I am new to LaTeX and trying to write my first resume. I want to list my contact info and right now I am doing this by using \hfill. The problem is that \hfill equalizes the spacing but I want the ...
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Stretching vertical space to evenly fit a part of the document within minimal number of pages

I typeset a book containing musical pieces using LaTeX and LilyPond (using lilypond-book). Each piece starts in a new page, and can be from less than a single page up to several pages long. I want ...
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Brackets spanning multiple lines in a single column inside table

I would like to typeset round brackets so that they span multiple lines inside a tabular environment, but only for a specific column. In the example below, I would like the brackets to appear around ...
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biblography and spacing

i m adding references in notepad++ and sending a call to the notepad++ by referencing it at bottom of my latex doc. my question is i want that references should be displayed in MLA/APA style. kindly ...
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how to reset spacing, using the package of bu_ece_thesis.sty

I am a new user of SWP 5.5 (Scientific Workplace). I am writing thesis. For simplicity, I directly used the template of "Boston University ECE" (File-new-thesis-Boston University ECE). Now I want to ...
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sig-alternate.cls generates too much space at page bottom

I am using the ACM tex template sig-alternate.cls downloaded from this page, Option 2: LaTeX2e - Tighter Alternate style. This page provides the minimum working environment, including files in the ...
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How can I format this in lyx?

I'm trying to format a confusion matrix in lyx. I want the data to look like this. a b c d e f g <-- classified as 1 5 10 8 4 2 0 | a = 3 3 ...
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Vertically centering a set of tabbed graphics

I have a lot of different graphics in three versions each. All those versions have a fixed width and I want those three versions to be displayed next to each other. So far, I've used a tabbing ...