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{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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Vertical spaces in htlatex \ScriptEnv

I am using htlatex to generate the HTML version of book and I am having problems with vertical spacing. I have configured an environment like this: \ScriptEnv{tawny} ...
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Visually appealing subscripts with `\intercal`

From this discussion (What is the best symbol for vector/matrix transpose?) I like to use \intercal for matrix/vector tranpose symbol. However, when subscripts get involved it gets ugly: MWE: ...
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document with string having ff and fi converting to null or empty characters

I have a small document with string starting with ff and fi and they are converting to null or empty characters.. Doing HTML looks good but when I convert to latex it shows empty characters. I'm on ...
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Smaller vertical space between repeated environments

I have a new environment that is defined with addvspace at the beginning and end. This works fine if it is surrounded by text. Now, I want this space to be smaller (smallskipamount) between these ...
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Unwanted space before hyphen in longtable

I have a minor typesetting problem inside the longtable environment. I am writing my CV and I need to write a list of skills inside a table cell. Since I'd like to keep the document length down to ...
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How to add a percent symbol in table column along with vertical and horizontal cell padding?

I want to create a similar table as in image. I don't know how to customize table border thickness and color scheme as in picture to achieve the desired output. Code: How many rows should i span 4 or ...
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Massive gap between text when I force my figures to appear where I wanted it to be in a two-column report

I want the text to fill up the massive gap shown in the picture below: This is to code I used: \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{subcaption} \usepackage{float} ...
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Spacing words in a line to be justified on left and right side

I am writing a resume, and at the top header of the document I am displaying my email, phone number, and address. Each field is separated by a bullet, and I am wondering if it is possible to adjust ...
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Problem with \tabular \tabularx and \multicolumn

I am trying to write the following "gothic" table but I have many troubles with equally distributed spacing and size of the text. I try the following with tabular: \begin{table} ...
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Separation between caption and subcaption

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{subcaption} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{subfigure}[t]{.5\linewidth} \centering \rule{3cm}{3cm} ...
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htlatex inserting environment in verbatim

I want to get htlatex to put some text into my HTML file verbatim. The problem is that it keeps redo-ing my spacing. So, for example, I use a cf.cfg like this. \Preamble{html} \ConfigureEnv{tawny} ...
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How to obtain even space between variables in math mode?

When I combine numbers and several variables in an equation, the spacing between the numbers and variables are not even. What is the correct way to display the equation? The red box highlight the ...
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How do I control vertical line spacing under \settabs in plain TeX?

Consider the following example. \settabs \+ \hskip 4.5 in & \cr \+ Silahkan masuk & Come in, please! \cr \+ Silahkan duduk & Sit down, please! \cr \+ Silahkan berdiri & Stand up, ...
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Line break after lstlisting not working

I just started working with Latex so this may sound like a very nooby question. I put some code in a lstlisting and after that I want to add some blank line and then the "Define the bla bla" line. ...
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How to fully justify tabular columns

I would like a tabular environment with fully justified columns. I my best guess of how to make this happen is to use a tabularx environment (so the tabular knows how wide to be) and then put \hilll ...
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How to prevent the orphan word of paragraphs

Currently, I have a paragraph in my article shown as following picture: the orphan word MAS. at the end of the paragraph takes a single line. But somehow, there was one typeset which successfully ...
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How to define the indentation for the second line of a multiline item with custom label?

I have a multicolumn list and I am a little limited in vertical space, for that reason I used the property leftmargin=* of itemize to get rid of some of the white space between the custom label and ...
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How to achieve multicolumn item lists with independent content?

I need three item lists next to each other, with a centered heading for each list. Using the multicol-package doesn't seem to fit my needs as it doesn't allow me to fill my columns independently, does ...
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Add vertical spacing into list of figures for each section (scrartcl)

I have found several posts and questions from people wanting to remove the vertical spacing automatically added to the list of figures, but my problem is (exactly) the opposite: I'm using the ...
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What does the tilde character (~) do in math mode?

What effect does the tilde character ~ have in math mode? Is it the same non-breaking space that it is in text mode? Is it bad style to use ~ in math mode? I've seen it used in some examples but ...
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Spurious leading horizontal space with \multicolumn in tabular

When I use a \multicolumn within a tabular (or tabularx) there seems to be additional horizontal spacing added at the beginning of the column even though the left alignment was specified for ...
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Automatic spacing of symbols

I'm curious how to automatically get a bit of spacing around symbols that are written together. Let us assume we have symbols A and B that represent some abstract objects. We define commands \A and ...
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multicol list spacing before and after section titles

How can I get consistent spacing before and after an itemize environment inside a multicols environment when the list is immediately after or immediately before the start of a section? The list in ...
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Math operator always in textstyle

I would like to define a macro that expands to the same symbol as \sum but using the inline style (\textstyle) even when used in a displayed environment. Here's what I got: ...
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Weird spacing with mdframed

I'm using mdframed to make a framed theorem environment but I'm having some trouble with the spacing below the theorem. This is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Wider vertical space with some tables (those causing overfull \hboxes?)

With the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} a \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|} \hline Ord & Esplicito (Adam-Bashforth) & Implicito ...
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Are most TeX fonts other than Computer Modern optimized for \frenchspacing?

I assume that when Don Knuth created his Computer Modern fonts, he optimized them, at least in his opinion, for \nonfrenchspacing. But since almost all books that aren't created with TeX have no extra ...
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Extra vertical space when using align and no numbering

I think I've found a small bug in the way the showonlyrefs=true option in mathtools works. Consider this semi-minimal example: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % UFT8 - ...
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Making ToC page numbers flushleft, and not flush right

My ToC has all page numbers appear just next to the entry heading. This works fine when the page numbers are small; however, with four small roman numerals the page number meets the entry heading. It ...
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Avoid space preceding a reference

I use \vref{something} to reference to figures. As long as this is in regular text everything is fine. But When I surround this with brackets like this (\vref{something}) then is the result is a ...
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Align environment creates extra vertical space

I'm typing a very large document (a thesis) and at some point align environment produces abnormally large vertical space before and after equation. I double-checked that it is neither in the beginning ...
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Suppress vertical space after `\printindex`

In \documentclass{book}, \printindex shunts the first two columns of my index down the page leaving white space that I don't need. What is the name of this space so that I can reset it to zero? In ...
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Add space between \hline and superscript without affecting any other spacing

I want to add space between \hline and A^T without affecting any other spacing. Here is MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{l} \hline $\begin{array}{c}a\leftarrow A^Tb ...
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How to increase vertical spacing when plotting multiple figures?

I have three .tikz files converted from matlab. And I want to plot them together. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots, pgfplotstable} \pgfplotsset{scaled y ticks=false} ...
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How to remove space after the description label and add after the whole description?

I have the following tex source: Lorem ipsum dolor Lorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ...
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Problems with centering a figure

I have a problem with centering a figure. At first I have set for 12 pt and the figures were centered. Then I put 10 pt and all the figures shifted to right. How can I solve this problem? Here is ...
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How can I decrease the vertical space under an environment in a custom command?

I'd like to manipulate the vertical space under a custom command I defined. How can I do that? (all these years and I actually have never looked into this before...) Picture MWE ...
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Table Environment with Surrounding Spaces like Normal Paragraph

Around a tabular environment, LaTeX produces different vertical spaces than a normal paragraph. There are some answers here in LaTeX Stack Exchange that advise setting \intextsep, but I see no ...
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set row separation (vertical spacing) of enumerated list in multicol environment

I'd like to be able to control the spacing between rows of an enumerated list within a multicol environment, ideally only requiring a single argument at the beginning of the multicol environment. ...
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How to control horizontal placement of shortintertext

My example is as following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} In our next class, we will test \begin{alignat*}{1} H_{0}: & \beta_{2}>0\\ ...
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Why does beamer change the item spacing when there are sub-items?

When an \item has another itemize environment inside it, the interline space to the preceding \item is slightly less than if threre is no sub-itemize (right image). This has the effect of bullet ...
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How to minimize occurring text gaps when wrapping around Images?

So I've got this problem. I am using XeTex compiler (but I think the rest give the same result too) I am using a \parshape style-method in order to form a space for a large image, in the middle, of a ...
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ToC content spacing and related formatting

I'm working in memoir class and creating ToC with both short and (sometimes very) long chapter title. I need to: Adjust horizontal spacing between part\chapter number and the title so they won't be ...
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\hbox spread in plain TeX

I want to learn Plain TeX to understand the underlying mechanics of TeX and friends. I am trying to reproduce the spacing of this dedication from the Spanish music-theory treatise, El porque de la ...
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How to make a command completely empty / invisible / non-existent?

I have a command like \newcommand{\todo}[1]{#1} which I sometimes replace by: \newcommand{\todo}[1]{} In terms of spacing/whitespace, the behavior of the "empty" command is as follows: Test. ...
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How to make a multi-line equation fit in a single column of a two-column document

I am trying to suit a formula to a two-column style document using cases in the flalign. It nearly fits if an unnecessary space would not prevent. Is their any option to remove it? ...
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Allow space before heading at top of page in book class

Another question asks about the possibility of leaving space before a section heading at the top of a page in the memoir class. Is there a similar solution for the book class? One workaround I've ...
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How could I modify vertical space between inst on titlepage?

I think everything is in the question. My problem is that my graphic is half visible because of the 4 \inst I have on the title page... So my approach to get my graphic 100% visible is to decrease the ...
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I'm looking for a compact style for the whole document

I'm writing a summary of Russian grammar, just for myself. But the sections are short, so a large percent of the space is just headings and stuff. I'm looking for a compact style that will give me a ...
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Vertical space within chapter label using titlesec

I am required to have a chapter heading formatted in the following way to obey thesis formatting rules at our institution: CHAPTER Chapter Title The vertical space between "CHAPTER" ...