{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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spacing from calculator package

I'm trying to include images and overlay them with their width and height info in mm. I save the image to a box and then use the calculator package to calculate the mm width and height of that box. ...
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Problem with spacing above some, but not all, “\paragraph” headers [duplicate]

I am writing a text using \paragraph, and I am completely baffled as to why the 1st paragraph has no space between it and the above text whereas the 2nd does! If I add one more paragraph after the ...
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Spacing between words in listings package and emphasizing identifiers

I have written some source code using listings package but is stretching out of the page. This package leaves huge spaces between the words, so is there a way to make them smaller? At least like the ...
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How to change the space between text in footnotes?

I have a little problem with the space between the margin of the page and the text in the footnotes when I use footnote in the title with \maketitle as an example ...
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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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Caption Formatting

How do I format the caption spacing: \begin{figure}[h] \centering \begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth} \centering \includegraphics[width=2in, height=2.5in] {JAR} \caption{Desired Jar for the ...
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How to add space before and after paragraph?

I have text in this structure (simplified): \paragraph{\textbf{\uv{Main question is.... ?}}} Main question is divided into three subquestions.... \paragraph{Sub question 1.} Sub question 1..... ...
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How to reduce vertical space between two line in IEEEeqnarray?

How can I lift the second line higher so that there is not a large space between the first line and the second line? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathtools} % for ...
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Enter 2 by n matrix (permutation notation) as inline math without taking up much space [duplicate]

I need to use something that looks like a 2 by n matrix as inline math. How can I achieve this without it pushing the lines apart? Example: \left(\begin{array}{cccc} 1 & 2 & \dots & N ...
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Trouble controlling vertical spacing for easylist

I am trying to get more control over the vertical spacing when using an easylist. The MWE code below, gives me the following output. Two questions: I'd like to reduce vertical spacing after each ...
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how to stop “\newpage” in \chapter

I'm using a memoir style. This one to be exact. \documentclass{memoir} \let\STARTCODE\relax \let\STOPCODE\relax \STARTCODE \usepackage{fourier} % or what ever \usepackage[scaled=.92]{helvet}%. ...
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How to redefine “\ ” (that is “<backslash> <space>”)?

In (La)TeX, is there a way to redefine the command \  (that is "<backslash> <space>")? I have lots of texts where \  is used as non-breakable space after "." characters like in ...
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Balancing out paragraph indentation after one- and two-digit paragraph numbers

I'm using a custom command and environment I found on this site for numbering paragraphs. I have my document set up the way I like it, except for the spacing after the number. I'd like to have the ...
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settowidth in substack

I am aware of Align in Substack, but I am trying another solution and would like to understand why it is not working: \documentclass{article}% \usepackage{amsmath}% \newlength{\mylength}% ...
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Different behavior of setlength and settowidth

In this example, I would expect all "MMM" to be well-aligned to each other. But they aren't: \documentclass{article}% \usepackage{amsmath}% \newcommand{\before}{mmm}% \newcommand{\after}{MMM}% ...
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how to give some text an equation number

I want to be able to write the following in LaTeX: We make the further assumption that \begin{equation} \label{eqn:assumption} There is a bounded linear operator $B:X\to X^*$ such that ...
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New command adding extra space

I'm having a problem with a command with empty output adding an extra space. I have a large document that needed a number of corrections. To highlight the text added and removed for easier review, I ...
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how to typeset empty inner product

I want to typeset the following in TeX (without the arguments). < , > I know that I can accomplish this by doing \langle , \rangle As an example I want to write something like the follwing: ...
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Reducing space & Auto coloring equations in gather environment

Following the solution in Problem with vertical spacing of equations in itemize after the first \item, I have another (side-effect) problem in colouring equations. Please help. The problem is ...
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Fix the footnote separation with bigfoot

I am using the bigfoot package for the footnotes of a critical edition in the verse environment. I have defined two different footnotes (A and B). What I need is to fix the separation between them, ...
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Problem with vertical spacing of equations in itemize after the first \item

I found one similar thread here (Removing strange vertical space after first (customized) \item), but I still could not resolve my problem. Please help. Description of the problem: I used beamer ...
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How may I reduce horizontal space between the two equations of the following?

The spacing is too much; I want some space between the equations, but not as much space as of the following. I would appreciate if someone could provide me with a coherent answer. ...
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Disable indentation within a section [closed]

I want the text inside a \section{} tag to be unindented, how do I accomplish this? I have tried \noindent and \parindent0pt{text} and neither one seems to affect the text inside a section.
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vspace gets extremely large

I'm just writing my bachelor thesis and i got into some problems with vspace. To seperate definitions, theorems and so on, from the rest of the text i defined the following environment: ...
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LyX: put space between first and second columns of table

When inserting a table in LyX, there's a space between the first and second rows, which I can get rid of by selecting the first row and turning off "bottom line", or selecting the second row and ...
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Smashed strut in tabu environment causes too much extra vertical space

Problem I have a tabu table where the text in one column is larger than the text in the rest of the table. To avoid the text to come to close to the top rule I insert a strut (where the bottom has ...
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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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Controlling vertical space in embedded tabu environment

When using embedded tabu environments I have difficulties having different vertical space in the outer and inner tables. Consider these simple embedded tabu tables: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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\vfill to make even space in double column tabular

I have a long, thin table with titled sections. It didn't fit on one page so I split it in two parts of roughly equal length and but these in a another tabular environment. I am happy with the design ...
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Blank space between paragraphs

I am trying to learn how to use Texmaker (just for the record, I don't know a single thing about programming or Latex) and I am having some difficulty to create space between paragraphs or between ...
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Custumize TOC only for the appendix part

I am currently writing in article class and I would like to do something really specific in my toc. Currently it looks like this: I got the phrase "Appendices" in there by using ...