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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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Spacing between poem title and poem text

I'm writing a book of poems using the book class. Most of the poems are pretty short and I'm only putting 1 or 2 poems on each page. The problem I'm having is that latex is putting a large space ...
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boxing the entire page

Sorry if you don't understand me, but English is not my native language. Is it possible to put a frame at x cm from the right and left edges of the page and at y cm from the up and bottom edges of ...
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Adjust spacing between linebreaks

I would like to adjust the spacing between two lines within a gather environment. My MWE is this: \documentclass[]{scrreprt} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \chapter{Chapter 1} Lorem ipsum ...
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Need Help in formatting my Book - Chapter headings - Headers

I am a Chemical Engineering graduate and I am helping my mentor in typesetting his book. He has given me the text and equations in MS Word and I have to convert the same in LaTeX. I used Adobe ...
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Extra space not wanted at the end of a title page

I did a title page using the titlepage environment and used \vfill between the entries (for instance name, title, date, etc.) so that they would be equally spaced and the whole title page would fill ...
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\setlength not working

I am having trouble with setting space before and after a table. Here is my code for a ten-column table: \begin{tabular}{cccccccccc} \toprule .. .. \bottomrule \end{tabular} As you can see, it ...
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Use non-breaking space after name initials with biblatex macros

I want to enforce biber/biblatex to place non-breaking spaces between initials and last names of authors. Example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,natbib=true]{biblatex} ...
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Precisely placing a letter on another with tikz

I'm trying to design a logo using tikz although I'm a total beginner. I pretty much would like to show 2 capital letters each with a lowercase letter placed on it's vertical leg. I tried ...
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Spacing of fractions in TeX Gyre Pagella Math

Using TeX Gyre Pagella Math with xelatex, some objects like \frac12 just seem way too large compared to the rest of the equations. Have a look: In the first line, the numerator looks like it's ...
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Too much empty space after “verse” environment due to long footnote

I have a paper in which a section starts with a series of 4 verses (in the verse environment), and the first line following the verse environment has an extremely long footnote. The problem is that ...
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Having the same amount of space with and without multicol when using with titlesec and itemize

I am trying to use multicol and itemize to spread a list over several columns. I am also using titlesec to style my headings. One part of my document uses multicol and the other does not and both have ...
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Start text on second page (without \chapter) at same position as on first page (with \chapter)

This MWE shows what I am trying: % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[oneside]{book} \usepackage{color} \begin{document}% \chapter*{A}% Some text% \clearpage% \vspace*{-1pt}% ...
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Remove padding in table with images

I have a table with 2 small images in each cell. I reduced the horisontal padding with \setlength{\tabcolsep}{0pt} But I still have a white vertical space between a table separation line and images ...
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remove space between paper title and abstract in AAAI

I want to remove the space between the title and abstract (marked as red box in the following pic) to save some space for my paper, I've seen some similar questions and people suggest using /vspace, I ...
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vspace mysteriously being inserted after nested custom environment

I have created my own environment that creates a table using tabu and then puts some vertical space after it, unless my environment is being nested, in which case I want it to skip the vertical space. ...
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LyX is leaving a big gap between paragraphs in the place where float (figure) should be

I just want to ask about why is LyX leaving a big gap between paragraphs surrounding a figure?. Not all paragraphs, but only between those paragraphs where I inserted a float (figure). The figure is ...
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Reduce vertical space between large table and text located above to fit in the same page

I need to fit one portion of text and threeparttable (fixed position in the manuscript) underneath, on a single page but I am not being able to. The table is large and would only fit in one page. One ...
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Space and Position in Cover Letter Title

I attached my code for my cover letter of one job, and the picture of compiled pdf below. Can anyone help me accomplish the following things: How to make my Name show on the left with certain nice ...
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How can I split this equation?

Does anyone know how to split this equation in two lines? \begin{equation*} \iint_S \eta = \iint_S \left[F(x(u,v), y(u,v), z(u,v)) \ \frac{\partial(x,y)}{\partial(u,v)} + G(x(u,v), y(u,v), z(u,v)) \ ...
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Missing space after “ø” \o [duplicate]

I am writing a German text with some Scandinavian names which include characters like ø. In one case the ø is at the end of the word and the following whitespace is ignored. MWE: ...
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Change vertical space in overset

How can I decrease the space in overset? I found this solution online, but it doesn't look quite like the original overset (note I know it is difficult to come up with a solution to handle all cases ...
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Something like \hfill with pstricks and XeTeX

I have a line of text in a pspicture environment and I need to distribute the words in a way like \hfill could do. Here is an image of what I want: I currently have this minimal example ...
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Extra space in command created

Consider the following answer given by @egreg which can be found at http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/111043/10898 Why is an extra 6.799999pt space created when you issue a command like ...
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Wrong vertical alignment using mdframed with tight margins

When using the mdframed environment with absolutely tight margins (all set 0pt), there is too much negative vertical space of split md-frames that are placed at the top of a page. To illustrate this, ...
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Unwanted vertical separation between tcolorboxes

I am trying to make printer labels for the spine of ring binders. The text is designed to be printed on label paper sheets with A4 format, having top and bottom margins of 26.5mm and left/right ...
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Upright text in math mode for chemical elements [duplicate]

I have a line as follows: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} {$d_{(O_{1}-Zn/Mg)}(\SI{}{\angstrom})$ \end{document} showing: I don't want the letters to be ...
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Too much vertical space after long section title using titlesec

I'm using titlesec to change the style of my section titles. Sometimes, when the title is long, but just short enough to fit on one line, some extra vertical spaces is add. The following MWE ...
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Fix the value of the vertical space before/after \Large

Is there any way to fix the value of the vertical space before and after {\Large ...} to be 1.0em? Sometimes I use {\Large ...} just after or before a theorem and the theorem spacing requirements seem ...
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Reducing space between first and last name in casual moderncv template

I'm converting my resume into the moderncv casual template. I came across a couple examples of this template in action that I quite liked. However, when I started using it, I noticed the space between ...
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Spacing after first line with titlesec using runin option in titleformat

I'm using the titlesec package to format my (sub)section titles. I'd like to use the runin option in \titleformat to place my subsections titles within the first paragraph of each subsection. However, ...
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equal column spacing in longtable

Does anyone know how to get equal spacing between columns in longtable? My code is attached below. Thanks. Franz \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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Page-specific \nomlabelwidth in nomenclature

In order to keep symbols and descriptions in a nomenclature with the nomencl package vertically aligned, \nomlabelwidth has to be set to the maximal symbol width. This has effect on the whole ...
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Default value of the space between rows in a tabular environment

Consider the following MWE. \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} \vspace*{\fill} \begin{tabular}{l} \textbf{« Ah ! comme la ...
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Double vertical spacing : how to fix this?

Consider the following : \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, amsthm} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shadows} ...
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phantom wrapper of a word around a shorter one

It would be very handy for me if I could write something like: \phantomwrapper{long word or text that fits in one line}{shorter text} and the phantomwrapper would create just the amount of ...
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How much space is a line, vertically?

How much space is a line, vertically ? E.g. something like "1.5em" ?
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Remove whitespace after item in description

how can I remove the whitespace after the item in the description? Example: this code: \begin{description} \item[First]\footnote{Here goes the footnote} lorem ipsum ... \item[Second], which is my ...
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Redefine \middle| to insert space before and after itself

I want to use \middle| inside of brackets like this. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \left\{\frac{1}{n} \middle| n>0\right\} \end{equation} \end{document} ...
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Removing blank space above bibliography items

How do I properly remove the space above bibliography inserted without the respective caption? Please see the screenshot below with the inconsistent spaces being delimited by red lines. Two-column ...
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Indentation of list in a theorem environment

Typically, the body in a theorem environment begins on the same line as the heading. If the text begins with a list, the first line looks a little funny due to the indentation before the label. I'm ...
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Spacing between superscript and left parenthesis

I'm wondering why Latex adds an extra space between a superscript and the left parenthesis as in this case \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \let\originalleft\left \let\originalright\right ...
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A problem with `amsthm` and positive `\parskip`

I want my paragraphs to be separated by some whitespace and not indented. However, there is way too big a space between end of a theorem and begin of a proof (an MWE follows). What are my options to ...
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Reducing chapter and section spacing for scrbook

I'm using scrbook document class and using chapters and sections. The spacing between chapters and sections is quite large, too large for my taste (before and after the chapter and section). So my ...
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How to change spacing between caption numbering and text?

Like in an IEEE paper, after the figure caption numbering, there are two letters spacing: Fig. 1. Bla bla Not like Fig. 1. Bla bla I would like to have the former.
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Libertine fonts: spaces in PDF files

I am having trouble with the "libertine" font package using TexLive 2014. A PDF file generated will display properly, including interword spaces, but when I save from Acrobat to some other format ...
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How to reduce the space between the hat of overset and the symbol?

I would like to place the \rightharpoonup on r and get them closer. I had tried the \overset and \Rvector package. But the spacing of the former is too much. And the latter performs bad when placing ...
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Arbitrary positioning in math mode without size restriction

In the MWE below, are all general methods, of achieving arbitrarily shifting of symbols up or down or left or right in math mode, represented? If yes, that is the answer. If no, what good methods are ...
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Given a 3x4 table of images, how do I make all the images the same size and remove vertical space so the table looks seamless?

I'm using a table to format a series of images. My goal is to create an image array where the transition from one figure to the next is seamless i.e. no white space anywhere. My problem is that the ...
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How to reduce a gap between the enumeration and the context from above it?

\documentclass[xcolor=x11names,compress]{beamer} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{enumitem} I have a following code \textbf{Definition 1.1} A {\it{design}} is a pair ...
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ragged2e breaks soul package \textbf{} spacing

If you compile the XeLaTeX below you will see the output is not-as-expected for the bold part of the text i.e. it is: underline underline boldboldbold In other words the spacing of the bold elements ...