{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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In biblatex have author name listed as `Doe, J.D.` in the references (i.e. no space between initials)

To have author names be listed as e.g. Doe, J.D. in the references (i.e. no space between initials). I use in my .bbx file: \ExecuteBibliographyOptions { firstinits = true, terseinits = ...
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How to specify text location for a title page?

I'm trying to specify text within certain locations of a title page, such as title of essay a quarter down the page, my name half way down, etc. Here's my MWE: ...
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Newline, indentation, parskip - when to use what in what stylistic manner?

I intend to use scrbook. In real-life literature, English and German language, the text often looks like this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod ...
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What's the right space to right the alignment of a right aligned align environment?

As Hilbert would have put it, had he lived in the TeX-era: No one shall expel us from the Paradise that AMS has created. and one aspect of that paradise is release from the tyranny of eqnarray ...
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Strange spacing when putting a math macro before a binary operation

I found there to be very odd spacing when using a math macro just before a binary operation. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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How do I suppress the whitespace above an equation block at the page top?

How do I suppress the whitespace above the equation block at the page top ? It is added to the top margin, and I don't want that to happen. I know that \abovedisplayshortskip controls this for the ...
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Spacing between footnotes and footnote mark

The school I attend requires that footnotes be single spaced with a blank line in between. That is easy enough with \footnotesep, but the first footnote has to be close to the footnote mark. Not sure ...
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Make “Reference” in Bibliography Smaller / Spacing in Bibliography

I have trouble making my bibliography section smaller. This is important because I am applying for the NSF Graduate Fellowship and they want everything to fit 2 pages. Here is what it looks like right ...
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Spacing of consecutive equation versus a single gather

I know the spacing produced by the following two approaches is slightly different. So my question is which one should I choose? Is it about personal preference? With 3 consecutive equation ...
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How to know the re-formatted book is centered?

I have a tex file that I'd like to print into a paperback book using lulu.com. It is formatted into A4 format and I have done some fiddling with the formatting to get it into the format of a small ...
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No space after closing double quote

As the title says, there's no spacing after my closing quotes, I have boiled my huge preamble down to the following, % Manual: http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/memoir/memman.pdf ...
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Controlling space between two words in the body of text

In my thesis I'll have equations that are labelled (1) through to (20). In the body of the text I'll refer to them as Eq. (1),..., Eq. (20), for example. The problem is that LaTeX will change the ...
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Remove space before \reftextfaraway

I'm trying to change the format of \vref output (from the varioref package). I've added: % Change the format of vrefs \renewcommand*{\reftextfaraway}[1]{, page~\pageref{#1}} This is close, but not ...
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Onecolumn vs. Twocolumn: spuriously different header spacing

In the following example, there's a spurious space in the one-column variant. The problem seems to be that in two-column mode, the \section command is at the "beginning of a column" and no space is ...
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How do I set the margins of a centered math expression? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to globally change the spacing around equations? For example, this is a paragraph \[ \frac{1}{2} \] this is a paragraph as result, I want something like this is ...
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controling padding using the xstring package

in order to pad some text with a predefined padding, im using the xstrings package my current code is \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{xstring} ...
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algorithm2e - Unwanted vertical space

Last days I met a strange behavior with algorithm2e which produces an unwanted space after an IF-block. I put here one MWE which shows that the problem really comes from my customization and not from ...
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How to increase row height while using booktabs?

I'm making a table using booktabs. One of the columns contains a series of fractions. \documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{nag} \usepackage[margin=1.0in]{geometry} ...
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\settowidth in preamble wrong with fontspec+lualatex w/ MWE

I am getting some strange behaviour using luaLaTeX and a rather simple command definition. I am using TeXLive 2012, Linux x86_64. When \settowidth is used in the preamble to compute the width of some ...
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Digit grouping — Apostrophe or space as decimal point

Today, I had to deal with large number blocks with >10 digits. With my current setup, the whole number is shown without any grouping or decimal point, making it hard to read them, especially when they ...
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Unequal letter spacing in 'listings'

I am wondering why in the pdf of the example below the letters of the word "function" and the word "sum" seem to have different spacing. This somehow looks ugly. Apart from that, I am wondering if ...
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How to change the spacing in latexit for Times New Roman font?

I've successfully changed the font used in Latexit (equation creator) to Times New Roman by changing the engine to xelatex and by adding this to my preamble: \usepackage{mathspec}
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No space between section heading and numbering

I'd like my section headings to be displayed directly after the section numbering with no space in between. This should be the case regardless of the number. Something like this: 1. A section heading ...
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space between paragraph and list

In this code, I'm confused about why the space between First paragraph and Second paragraph is not equal to the space between Second paragraph and First bullet. How can I make them equal? ...
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Have a space after \texttrademark oder any kind of characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spaces behind \textgreater not working as expected I am faced with the following problem. I write a document in which I refer to a registered brand and thus looks like ...
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Vertical Spacing inside theorem enviroment

I am using theorem enviroment to seperate different exercises assigned as homework. So my plan is to write exe's description, move a few lines below and then give my solution. I am using \vspace{3cm} ...
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Reducing the spaces before and after \smallsetminus

I recently found \smallsetminus as a much nicer alternative to just \setminus, which is essentially just a backslash. However, I'm a bit unhappy with how much size it leaves before and after the \ ...
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Do spaces in \cite make a difference?

I just found the hard way that it matters. For example, \cite{aref, bref} is different from \cite{aref,bref} Notice the space after the comma in first one. If it does matter, this looks real ...
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Adjust space between entries in LoF and LoT

I am trying to adjust spacing between entries in LoF and LoT. My code is \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{3} ...
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Remove spacing above section in titlesec

I'm writing a document optimized for mobile usage, and as such I want to conserve my space. The spacing that titlesec adds to sections, subsections, etc. is getting somewhat annoying. Is there a ...
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Spacing in french documents?

I am currently writing a letter in French. I know that in the French language there are some (for other european languages) unusual spacings near question marks, colons and french guillemets. I write ...
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en-dash with half-sized space on either the left or the right

I am looking to produce directional variants of the en-dash. A "left en-dash" should have half of ordinary inter-word spacing on its right and allow line-breaks only on its left; a "right en-dash" ...
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Making a unary operator out of a binary operator or relation symbol

Often in physics, the symbol \sim is used as a unary operator to mean "approximately." For example, one might say "the energy of these processes is $\sim 4$ eV." However, this looks awkward because ...
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\begin{citacao} abntex top and bottom margin [closed]

How can I remove the top and bottom margin of the citacao item in abntex? It currently looks like this image: I need it to have just a single space between lines. The abntex implementation is ...
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Extra space between footnote numbers and content for high count

I’m using the following commands to customize footnotes: \usepackage[bottom,norule,hang]{footmisc} \setlength{\footnotemargin}{2mm} \setlength{\footnotesep}{4mm} \addtolength{\footskip}{2mm} The ...
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Table in cvline using moderncv

I would like to create in my CV, using moderncv, a table with two columns. It should look like: -------- Experience * Item 1 x x ...
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How to insert a non-stretching but line-breaking thin space?

How do I insert a small space that looks like the space I get with \, but allows a line break like a normal space does? I.e., I'm looking for a non-stretching, non-non-breaking space whose width is ...
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How to reduce the spacing between punctuation and the superscript citation

I'm using biblatex with the autocite=superscript option, so I can use \autocite to switch the interpunction and a superscript citation when the \autocite command is placed before an period or comma. ...
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Change the vertical spacing between “References” heading and bibliographic entries

I am using BibTeX with the amsart class. Is there a way to decrease the vertical spacing between the "References" section heading and the bibliographic entries?
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Color lines tabularx add padding? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Color changes cell height in tabular The following latex table contains two rows. The rows are identical, except for the greeen color in the first cell in the second ...
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How to remove \vskip from beginning of multicols-environment

In the documentation of the multicol it reads that as a first action of an multicols environment (if there's enough space etc.) “[…] a \vskip of \multicolsep is added.” I use enumitem and combine it ...
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vspace in marginpar adds unwanted vertical space

I am trying to finetune the position of marginpars using \vspace. However, the result is not as expected and even if I include vspace{0pt} the marginpar get's pushed down, as the MWE below ...
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too much spacing in xymatrix

I am using xypic package and I wrote the following xymatrix \[ \xymatrix{ x \ar@(ur,dr)[]|{a} \\ | \\ y \ar@(ur,dr)[]|{b}\\ | \\ z ...
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Problem with missing spaces when having >9 subsections in table of contents (using the beamer class)

I have googled extensively and found no answer to my specific question. My problem is: I am creating lecture slides using the beamer class. My style file is University-specific. I have, in my first ...
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Spacing around \cdot when used as a wildcard

I have to use \cdot as a wildcard indicator in an expression like: K(\cdot,y). My concern is: is the spacing around the \cdot correct? should I force something in either one side or the other of it?
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How to put white space under header in theorem environment

Ok, I am pretty new with latex so maybe this is a basic question. I am writing in theorem environment and I want to produce only white space under my theorem header, with the text continuing right ...
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How can get rid of margins and minimize white space to fully use a page in LaTeX?

I want to create a formulary in LaTeX. I can use it at the exam and it has do be at maximum a page recto-verso. I don't want margins (little margins for the print, no more). I want to minimize the ...
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unwanted vertical spacing

On some pages of my document LaTeX introduces a lot of spacing between my headline/paragraphs (around 5 times more than usual). What is the reason for this and how can I avoid it? It seems it is ...
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Using a table: alignment issues and cell labels

I'm using tables with the tabular environment, with cells containing tikzpicture. I would like to center the contents of the cells both vertically and horizontally, and have little labels in the top ...
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Single paragraph with styling and larger \parskip

I'd like to use something like this: {\bfseries\small Some text here...\setlength{\parskip}{1em}} More text here in the next paragraph... In order to increase the spacing after a single paragraph, ...