{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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Fill space created by \phantom with other text

I am looking for a command I am pretty certain to have used before but which I cannot recall (and I did search for it): I want to create (horizontal) space of some length, e.g. created using ...
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How to obtain a justified paragraph with correct word-spacing in tabular environment?

I'm trying to obtain a tabular with three columns of text vertically aligned on top (using array package and p{'width'}), but I can't figure how to obtain a regular spacing between words, like a ...
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Reduce space before and after tabular environment

I have a document with many occurrences of \begin{tabular} ... \end{tabular} I have been unable to find a global command that will reduce the vertical space before and after this environment. ...
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Beamer: TOC in block

For stylistic reasons (I have everything in blocks), I'd like to have my TOC in a block too, but without having to typset it manually for all sections. I was surprised that the standard tikz TOC ...
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Can't get two equations to align using eqnarray

I'm trying to align two equations using eqnarray. Sample: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \subsubsection*{\begin{center}Variance equations\end{center}} \begin{eqnarray} \mu = ...
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Troublesome extra space in matrix with ConTeXt

I need to display a column vector in a table and, by doing it, an extra space occurs like an empty extra number. How can I fix this please ? \starttable[|r|l|] \NC $u=\startmatrix 1 \NR ...
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Reversing the effect of a \newline with the next command?

I'm using the harvard package and the agsm bibliography style. I'm aware that there are alternatives, e.g., natbib plus har2nat, and I will be looking into those in the not-too-distant future, but at ...
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Spacing in entrylist moves the adjacent block

Small question here. I'm using a template which I'm not to familiar with, and kind of newbie to. So the part of the code I'm having trouble with \begin{entrylist} \entry {RELAP \\ SIMPLER \\ XX ...
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Change spacing above and below chapter [duplicate]

I have following document: \documentclass[final]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{titlesec} \titlespacing{\chapter}{0pt}{0pt}{0pt} \begin{document} \chapter*{Chapter One} \lipsum{1-5} ...
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Wrong (too much) vertical space above \vdots in small matrix

If one uses \vdots in a smallmatrix-environment the vertical spacing above the dots is too large. It is the same spacing as in a normally sized matrix-environment. Minimal working example: ...
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Controlling the spaces between paragraphs

In the IEEE latex package, I see that the paragraph spacing is set to zero (.cls file) % Controls the spacing between paragraphs in lists. % IEEE does not increase spacing before or after paragraphs ...
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Overline over a symbol with an index

For example, if I want to write a closure of a set, which is denoted A_1, should I use $\overline{A_1}$ or $\overline A_1$ (or something completely different)? For me, the more logical choice seems ...
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Is there a way to reduce the gap between double hlines (\hline\hline) in the tabular environment?

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{c | c} cell 1,1 & cell 1,2\\ \hline\hline cell 2,1 & cell 2,2\\ \end{tabular} \end{document} I would like to reduce ...
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Different horizontal (!) spacing of delimiters with `\left`, `\bigl`, `\Bigl`,

I use \arrowvert as a middle delimiter. For example in the definition of sets, i.e. \lbrace x \arrowvert x < a \rbrace. Moreover, I try to avoid \left, \right and \middle but use the AMSmath macros ...
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Tabular with linespacing

Moin, I want the rowspacing behavior to be default. So this: \usepackage{longtable} % ... MAGIC ... % \begin{longtable}{ccc} entry1 & entry2 & entry3 \tabularnewline entry4 & ...
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Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph error

I have the following source code to display a information in a specific format: \newcommand{\headerrow}[2] { \begin{tabular*}{\linewidth}{l@{\extracolsep{\fill}}r} #1 & #2 ...
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Vertical space every third row in a table

I have the following code to put an extra space (a carriage return) after every second row. How can I edit the code to put the extra space after every third row instead? \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Insert a breaking (not no-breaking) space after text provided through macro [duplicate]

Is there a way to force lualatex to insert a single space that is not no-breaking? Why I ask: In my documents I have to refer to certain standards, program names or other oddities quite regularly. ...
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beamer, \vfill and itemize

I would like to place, in some frames, a texte, on the bottom right of a beamer slide. I have made a command which place this text by \vfill\hfill. In a normal class (as article), it works perfectly. ...
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longtable sometimes starts new page when we are near the top of the page

Most of the time longtable does exactly what is required, but sometimes it starts a new page when it is near the top of the page and there is plenty of space for the entire table on the current page. ...
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How do you center a statement and italicise it without making it a theorem?

I want to have a statement in my proof with an implication sign in it, I want it centred and italicised and I want it numbered. (1) How do you do this? \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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ConTeXt: How to enforce spacing below a columnsetspan?

I'm using columnsets with floating columnsetspans, and I would like to enforce a small amount of vertical space below a columnsetspan and the following text, outside the frame. Here are some example ...
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Make uppercase letter have same width as number in math mode?

I want to have \[ \begin{array}{c} \phantom{+} \, 39A_{12} \\ \underline{+ \, 488_{12}} \\ \phantom{+} \, 866_{12} \end{array} \] but the spacing looks awkward with the "A". Is there a way to get ...
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Is it possible to see the exact measurements LaTeX is working with?

This started from a specific question (see below), but now I'm wondering more generally: is there a way to view the exact measurements LaTeX is working with? That is: how much space is there in the ...
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LaTeX doesn't like my \hspace

Using TeXShop, I get complaints when LaTeXing the following code: \beq \mathrm{Cosmic\; ray\; } p + \mathrm{Nucleus} \longrightarrow \pi + \dots \eeq \vspace{-.30 cm} \hspace{6.05 cm} $ ...
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\vfil and \hfil don't push text to the ends of the box (in article class)

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{showframe} \begin{document} Top \vfil Bottom \end{document} This yields the following (header and footer excluded): From what I've read, \vfil (on its own) ...
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Extra distance in tabular in LaTeX

I want to make a table in LaTeX and I wrote the following program: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c} \hline ‬ & $\gamma_n$ & ...
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When does blank space count?

I suppose this is too general of a question, but why does \underbar{word} give different answer from \underbar{ word} and then additional blanks do not count \underbar{ word}
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Kerning on the boundary between mathmode and textmode

Consider the following code: If $x ∈ X$, then $y ∈ Y$.. When it is rendered by TeX, the space between “X” and “,” and similary between “Y” and “.” seems to be too big. Is there any problem with ...
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How to modify the space between the numbers and text of sectioning titles in the table of contents?

I'm preparing a document using the book class. In the table of contents, the space between the subsection number and title is too wide. How to reduce it?
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Vfill after a table does not work

I have a table at the top and would like to place the title at the page mid - or place it with vspace. But it doesn't work. Here is my code and my problem is on line 17 (the vfill do nothing). ...
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Using {align} for equations affecting titlespacing settings

I have adjusted the whitespace around my section headings by using the following code: \titleformat{\section}[display]{\color{black}\normalfont\sffamily\bfseries\large}{}{0cm}{\numb} ...
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Spacing Discrepancy

I'm trying to create a precise spacing in a document, but am having issues. Despite the fact that I've requested an indent of 1.2cm, the two lines do not line up properly, as expected. What am I doing ...
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1answer
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How to add space in math mode after a line break

I want to be able to add some space at the beginning of a new line - in math mode. What I have now is this: What I'm aiming for is this: I tried \hspace but it seems to be ignored when there's ...
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Spacing around longer function argument's parentheses

The line i(x,y,z,t) = \delta(x-\ell_x(z)) \delta(y-\ell_y(z)) \hat{\imath}(\xi(z),t) produces (for my eyes, at least) too little space between the successive function calls. It is difficult to ...
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Adding space in ToC between the part number and part title

I am running into some formatting trouble with memoir and the \part commands. In the table of contents, as the number of parts add up, the space between the part number, i.e. "III" and the part ...
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Why doesn't adding space in a renewcommand work?

I was looking for a way to add some spacing after quantifiers and found the answer thanks to Best practice for typesetting quantifiers?. The following MWE works perfectly: \documentclass[]{article} ...
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Auto indent second line of text after “carriage return.”

I'm writing a how-to chapter for citing texts in various bibliographic formats. I need to define an environment where the second (and any subsequent) lines will be indented an arbitrary length. I ...
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Remove spacing between per-chapter figures in LoF

When I'm generating a List of Figures in my project, all figures are grouped by chapter. I would like to have the whole list without any additional new lines between different chapters. How it looks ...
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Adding tabs or creating my own command

I have a problem adding tabs and I can't use a tabular environments (like tabular or tabbing) because I can't mix it with enumerate environments. Is there a way to add a simgle tab like in any text ...
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How may I write 'and generally' and the second equation on one line?

Please note that the two equations ought to be aligned; the text and generally should be flush left, but the second equation should be centred. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} ...
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A command like `\hspace` calculating the distance from the beginning of the line

I would like to place several blocks of text in one line, but fixing their positions by distances from the beginning of the line. For example (1.2pt from beginning) cat (2.1pt from beginning) dog ...
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What's the best way to typeset this space between table halves?

I've typeset the following table: As you can see, I've split the table horizontally because it makes the data fit better on a letter-sized sheet of paper. This way, the table can easily float at ...
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Spaces are not formatted correctly in url paths when using sphinx package and reStructuredText

I have a problem similar to the one in: Obey spaces with URL package (path command). The obeyspaces option is not working within the pgfplots table column. However, my problem is slightly different ...
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Controlling delimiters in matrices typeset with TiKZ

This question is directly related to Loop Space user's answer to question Broken matrix - gaps in brackets, in which an alternative TiKZ method to amsmath matrix typesetting is provided. The ...
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Column and row padding in tables

How do you guys go about controlling column padding in tables? Update To clarify, I'm looking for a way to control both vertical and horizontal padding. So, if I had a simple table like in the ...
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Controlling vertical space in displayed math mode

Apparently \hspace works inside displayed math mode to move formulas horizontally, but it seems that \vspace is ignored when I want to moved them vertically. I would like to control the vertical ...
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Losing space with two rotated tables in one page

I'm writing a paper using the IEEEtran style, which uses two column per page. At some point, I had to make some three big tables, so I used \sideways to rotate them. The pages' height fill all ...
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Prevent “extreme” interword space stretch in multi-line title

The titles of my thesis are typeset in boxes where the text is justified, except for the last line, which is right aliged (from here): % Justify all lines in paragraph, except last line right ...
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Why do the braces in f{\left(x\right)} affect the output? [duplicate]

Why does f\left(x\right) result in more space before the ( than f{\left(x\right)}? i.e. Why does putting extra braces suppress the space?