{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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local application of \addfontfeature and WordSpace=x

I wanted to reduce the inter-word space for some passages in a written text with the rest of the text remaining unchanged. So I tried to use \addfontfeature locally which I execute with the command ...
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Apacite with natbitapa - bibliography spacing

I am using a LaTeX template for my thesis \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,leqno,openbib]{memoir} Apacite is working fine for the in-text citations but the bibliography has strange spacing - each ...
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Adding Blank Space in the List of Figures, List of Tables, and Table of Contents

I'm learning LaTeX to typeset some documents. I hope someone here could help me. How do I go on adding a space in the List of Figures and List of Tables. I'm using \listoffigures and \listoftables ...
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An align environment question

Currently i have something like this: \[ A = B \] \begin{alignat*}{2} AAA = BBBB &= CCCCCCCC &&= DDDD \\ AAA = BBBB &= \qquad CCC &&= DDDD \\ \end{alignat*} In ...
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Errors in arguments when renewing \mod with \mathchoice

Currently I am using the \mod command that comes with amsmath, and while I'm in general satisfied with it, I didn't like the way it handles spacing in text style. I tried to renew the \mod command as ...
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Changing spacing in chapter titles and sections.

As stated, I need to change the spacing between the top of the page, the chapter name and title. I'm currently using \allsectionfont{\centering \fontsize{15}{15}\selectfont} to control the size and ...
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Setting an \abnormalparskip with memoir and babel french [closed]

I'm experiencing an issue trying to set a non-zero \abnormalparskip using the memoir class with chapterstyle ell and the french (or francais, or frenchb) babel package. Doing so moves chapter titles ...
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Why is this tabulary narrower than the specified width? [duplicate]

Why is this tabulary narrower than the specified width? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabulary} \newcommand{\mytable}{% \begin{tabulary}{0.5\textwidth}{@{}L@{}} Text\\ Text\\[2ex] ...
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How to eat / gobble only whitespace or (implicit) \par?

I created a command that prints material in an aux file and that's all. I can reasonably expect it to (also) be used in the following ways: \precis{Some text} The section goes on. \precis{Some text} ...
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How to give double line spacing between paragraphs?

I am preparing my thesis with single line spaced, but it needs double line spacing between paragraphs. I am using \\ at the end of paragraph to achieve this. How to do this by using \parskip package ...
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Make sin the same width as cos

I am trying to typeset a two-line formula, where the top and the bottom are almost identical. The differences are the signs (plus to minus) and the trig-functions (\sin to \cos). I want most of the ...
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how to delete the space if argument is empty

I made a \newcommand for my glossed examples using ExPex package, that looks like this : \newcommand{\exgl}[6]{\ex\label{#1}\begingl\glpreamble \tt #2// \gla #3// \glb #4// \glft #5 // \endgl ...
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Spacing before and after headings

EDIT: I've adjusted this question after experimenting with the titlesec package. I removed the following code to prevent conflicts as suggested by @Bernard & @cfr. \makeatletter ...
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How can I add space before my unit vectors?

This is how I'm currently typesetting vectors: \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\ih}{\mathbf{i}} \newcommand{\jh}{\mathbf{j}} \newcommand{\kh}{\mathbf{k}} \begin{document} $1/z \ih + \jh - ...
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Bad word spacing in TikZ using `text width` and `\fontsize`

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[text width=20em]{This is}; \end{tikzpicture} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Consistent Line Spacing

I find when I produce titles I get line spacing that depends on whether I have a hanging character ie qypg which dip below the usual base line vs wertuioasdfhklzxcvbnm which don't. This is ...
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Force the title to be single-spaced

My title takes up two lines. However, for some reason it gets double spaced. How can I force single-spacing in the title? Thank you!
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spacing in math equation latex+tikz

I am trying to control the size of math operators and at the same time the spacing between operators and operands using the following code. \setlength{\thinmuskip}{10mu} \setlength{\medmuskip}{2mu} ...
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How do I increase the width of paragraphs?

I need to increase the room in the information sections of each entry, so that the margin on the right side of the page is not so large. For example, the first employment experience entry is Lehman ...
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How can I remove white margins from a pdf file?

I create a diagram in Visio and save as a pdf file. There is a large space between the text and the figure, as shown the following: If I understand well, the problem can be boiled down: how to save ...
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section spacing from top of page vs normal text spacing

I'm trying to change the distance from the top of the page that text starts appearing when I use \section, so that it matches the distance when I just use regular formatting (not in a section). Below ...
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Ragged2e preventing proper hyphenation of long chemical names

In my thesis I use chemical names containing dashes and numbers in section titles. Additionally, each compound is numbered by using the \cmpd{} command from chemnum-package. To prevent the label from ...
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Excessive spacing between lines in definition

I have a definition in which there is some mathematical text being used. The spacing between the lines is proving to be too much for my liking and my editor also lists this as a badbox. The LaTeX code ...
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Odd (?) spacing for mapping notation

I recently wrote up an answer on MSE that involved the mapping f\colon\mathbb{R^+}\to\mathbb{R^+}; the output looked a little different to me, and thus I thought it could have something to do with ...
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\hbox overflow, Friggeri fancy CV

I'm VERY new to LaTeX so the searches I have done have lead to zero progress in solving my problem. I've been playing around with the entrylist parameters on the .cls file to no avail. My essential ...
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Abbreviation list align left with space between

Hi, Here is a sample code of my problem: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[labelfont=bf]{caption} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{acro} \DeclareAcronym{loT}{ short = IoT , long = ...
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Is there a way to decrease the row separation in arrays?

I would like all the arrays I generate in a document, using the normal array environment, to have slightly smaller distance between rows, but the same column separation. Is there a simple way to do ...
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Spacing issue with defined character [duplicate]

I needed a character that looks like a d with a bar through it, so I found this snippet of code. \newcommand{\dbar}{{\mathchar'26\mkern-12mu d}} This creates the right character, but it doesn't ...
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Longtable spacing

I am using longtable and I cannot find a way to adjust its column spacing. I want a table like this: But I am getting this: This is what I am doing for defining table size: ...
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How to give vertical space for a multiline title? [duplicate]

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,numbers=noenddot]{scrartcl} \usepackage{titling} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \title{Validation of Numerical Simulation of Fender Tests\par} \begin{document} \begin{titlepage} ...
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Default font letter spacing

I have a slight issue while writing my thesis. The examination office of my university allows no more than 20 pages of text (and they are very strict about that). They normally also require you to ...
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Tweaking theorem style last parameter traps?

When I modified the \newtheoremstyle last parameter to get a list for a listoftheorems new command I want to define later, I got some unpleasant side effects I want to get rid of. First unwanted side ...
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How to fix the space between “Figure” and “5” in “Figure 5:” in figure caption?

I use this solution to get captions for my figures at the side, which works really fine. But sometimes, if the word behind "Figure xyz:" is too long for the line, I get something like this: How can ...
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Spacing in complicated equations

I have some longer term where some of the factors have a functional dependence in parentheses. When I just write this out, the parentheses are closer to the next symbol than to the symbol that they ...
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Very much gap between two sections in some chapters

I am writing my thesis of \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside]{report} In some of the sections of the chapters I find too much of space between the end of one section and the beginning of another . ...
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spacing between list and equation

my code is \item Discuss to what extent the cable length affects the peak voltage at node C. \end{enumerate} \begin{center} \begin{align*} H(t) = 0 \ for\ t < 0 \\ H(t) = 1 \ for\ t \geq 0 ...
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Forcing minimum height for tabularx row

I have a tabularx table using multirow and with all columns vertically centered. Here's the table: \usepackage{multirow,tabularx} \newcolumntype{C}[1]{>{\centering\arraybackslash}m{#1}} ...
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How to set the 1.5 spacing on puthesis documentclass?

can someone tell me please how to set the 1.5 spacing on puthesis documentclass?
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How can I use \noexpand and \unexpanded without appending a space to the unexpanded tokens?

One of my current tasks involves composing an auxiliary file with extra commands to be loaded at a separate compilation. Here's an MWE: \documentclass{memoir} \newwrite\testaux ...
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How can I produce better spacing between header and content when using fancyhdr package?

I am currently using the fancyhdr package with the following setup: %BOOK FORMATTING \usepackage{fancyhdr} % nice header format \fancyhead[RO, LE]{\textbsf{\thepage}} % ...
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Consistent formatting for \glft in expex

In the ExPeX documentation, all of the examples with \glft wrap the glos with single quotes; the examples in my document look the same: \pex \begingl \gla bu nɛmə // \glb this what // \glft `What's ...
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Asymmetrical Composition of images

I am desperately trying to arrange my images as in this sample figure for my paper and I am stuck. Has anyone been able to do this successfully and could give me some pointers? It should be noted ...
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Extend space for many authors in conference paper

Prologue For a conference paper, I am asked to use an existing style file. The typesetting code apparently has a history of re-use and adaptations of more than 20 years, and it looks pretty crumbled ...
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Turn * into thin space for clearer math spacing

In a formula, the space between variables often corresponds implicitly to a multiplication operator. I find LaTeX's default spacing not so readable: symbols are too close to each other, and I would ...
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Is there a way to get rid of my \vspace{} hack?

I am creating my CV in TeX from scratch and I have come across multiple invisible lines that make my formatting inconsistent. I have this command to make a bulleted list from delimited elements: ...
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Unwanted space around punctuation in copied & pasted listing

When I compile the .tex file below into .pdf using rubber -d mwe.tex and try to copy & paste the contents of the listing, I get spaces around . characters that were not present in the original ...
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Why is there so much space under and over my itemize? [closed]

I am using a template from somebody else for my master thesis. I have changed the template to fit my needs and everything works, except for the itemize-area. Most of the time there is way too much ...
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Table row & column spacing (not padding!)?

I need space between rows and remove white lines between the columns. All the answers I found only referenced array stretch and \tabcolsep, which I use and like, however, these only change the ...
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Bind vertical spacing change in ToC to \*matter commands

This is a spin-off question to Change vertical space of chapters temporarly in Table of Contents. Like in the question's answer, I managed to achieve custom vertical spacing of chapters before, during ...
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How to reduce the vertical distance before a \begin{addmargin}

I have the following texts. My problem is that between my text and myothertext a distance is inserted that is about the equal of a full line. As I want to avoid this but not sure as to how I can do ...