{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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Need space between footrule and footnote

I'm formatting a dissertation and need a small, vertical space after my footrule before the start of my first footnote, but no space between the footnotes which follow. I've tried the following ...
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Itemize and alignment of text

I would like to look my text like this: \item Parameter and the text should continue at the same "tab space" \item Variable so it looks like this Can seem to find an easy way to do this. ...
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Adding a hrule between hboxes decreases their vertical distance

Using pdftex. Given two sample programs test0.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hbox{Y} } \bye test1.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hrule \hbox{Y} } \bye gives the following outputs. test0.png test1.png So, ...
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Spacing around a table

I am trying to set all spacings around and within a tabular environment to be equivalent with standard paragraph text. The table heading and the table should have no indentation. I placed comments ...
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Writing “Proof of . . .” cleanly in svjour3

Perhaps I am spoiled by amsthm, but I rather like being able to freely rename the proof environment, especially when there are intervening statements. For example: Example 1: nice behavior ...
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skipbelow does not work for combination of mdframed and thmtools

I am trying to alter the space below a theorem box, which is created using thmtools and mdframed. \documentclass{scrartcl} % % \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{thmtools} \usepackage{mdframed} % ...
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How to obtain a justyfied paragraph with correct word-spacing in tabular environment?

I'm trying to obtain a tabular with three columns of text vertically aligned on top (using array package and p{'width'}), but I can't figure how to obtain a regular spacing between words, like a ...
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How to reduce space before \paragraph

I am using \documentclass[11pt]{article} and I would like to reduce the space very slightly that is put in before each \paragraph{Some text}. A MWE. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} ...
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Shrinking the text in verbatim mode [duplicate]

I need to deal with loads of code lines in verbatim mode and append them to the appendix. That is, I may not need to show them in a fancy way but I want them to occupy least amount of space. As you ...
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Typesetting with “odd-shaped” margins

I am considering a poster presentation that I would like to design using nonstandard margin shapes. Current standard essentially puts elements inside a rectangle determined by page size, header and ...
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How to reduce the gap between the header and the figure in Latex

Please help me reduce the gap between the figure and the header in my code. I tried using position specifiers like h! or H but those take the figure on to the header slightly. I tried using vspace* ...
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Unwanted vertical space/glue between consecutive custom \section macro calls

I am using XeTeX. I need to redefine the \section and \subsection commands in order to use some macros which don't behave well with the titlesec and/or sectsty packages. I found some code to do ...
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Change space style using listings package

I'd like to make all space characters in the code gray. Is there an easy way to do this? Is there something like spacestyle (I've commented it)? \documentclass[a4paper, 10pt]{book} ...
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tcblistof, book class and vertical spacing

It deals with the displaying of the tcblistof feature with the package tcolorbox, which differs from the classic \listoffigures when used with the book class. In the example below (with tcolorbox v ...
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Justifying text and removing unwanted space

Using LaTeX text justification, sometimes the output tend to have more space in order to be justified from right and left as shown in the following picture. Between the Dr. and Lloyd is more space ...
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Spacing problem at List of Figures

I use Lyx 2.1, document class : Report. My problem is that the titles of figures are written on the numbers at List of Figures.
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Detect actual start of text

I have conditional which is sometimes suppressed, and if it gets typeset needs to be noted. If the conditional text begins with an environment which adds vertical space prior to the actual start of ...
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Adjust parameters of resumed lists

When an enumitem list is resumed there is some additional vertical space that is applied as can be seen in the difference in the vertical alignment of the 2nd item: I assume this is related to ...
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different spacing aroung equal sign for display/text mode [duplicate]

as I wanted to increase the space surrounding the = sign in my equations, I changed the thickmuskip length in the preamble \setlength{\thickmuskip}{14mu} It works fine, and I like the result in ...
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line spacing among paragraphs and displaymath issue

Currently, I am writing an academic paper in latex and facing some issues. It might be due my lack of expertise in Latex or ignorance of some tricks or tweaks. Currently there are two issues i am ...
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How to eliminate the gaps before and after \frac{}{}?

The macro \frac add a gap (approx 1.2pt) before and after the whole fraction. You could compare \[\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\frac{1}{1}\] and ...
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remove space in latex

I am using the following sample for creating a poster in write latex. http://www.latextemplates.com/template/jacobs-landscape-poster However, in the space above results, I have some extra space left ...
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Section spacing suddenly dynamic

I'm using LaTex in combination with MikTex and just recently introduced the fancyhdr package to my thesis. For some reason, when using the \subsection or \subsubsection commands I sometimes get the ...
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No space between three-digit table number and title in List of Tables (KOMA-script) [duplicate]

I have KOMA script report in LyX (2.0.6 on Mac OS X 10.9.3) where there are more than 100 tables per chapter. For all the tables with more than thee digits (numbered chapter number dot table number) ...
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Customize the display of a theorem

I have a theorem for which I do not have a proof. What I mean is that I have a paragraph under it, but I do not want it to start with the word Proof. Instead I want that only the first line of the ...
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The text-equation space in two equations is extremely different; even though I left no blank lines

I am introducing this text and equation: Con la energía del punto cero pasa una cosa muy similar: utilizando la ecuación \ref{E_ZPE}, y sustituyendo las tres frecuencias $\nu _{i}$ experimentales ...
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Avoiding extra vertical space between groups of equation environments

I need to write a long list of numbered equations. I know that I could use the environments gather or align, but either with the gather environment I cannot have any alignment or with the align ...
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How can I improve the look of my table? (no white space, nice font size, and not going off the end of page)

I just want a nice plot but I try different things and sometimes it goes of the page, or there is white space (like now). I would like adequate spacing between lines and varying font heights. Here ...
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(La)TeX equivalent of MS Word's “Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style”

I'm using a quote environment to add some references at the beginning of sections with two custom commands. If I have more than one reference, the \list nature of the environment automatically adds ...
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Vertical spacing around lhs2TeX code block in floats

How do I get the appropriate vertical space around a \begin{code}/\end{code} or \begin{spec}/\end{spec} in a figure? Here is a basic example with fancyhdr added to show the top of the page: ...
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`helvet` and `moveleft` in resume

I have several questions about the following code: %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % Medium Length Graduate Curriculum Vitae % LaTeX Template % Version 1.1 (9/12/12) % ...
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Classicthesis chapter title formatting

How can I modify ClassicThesis to format chapter headings with the word "Chapter" followed by the roman numeral chapter number, a verticle space, and the chapter title? As many know, the default looks ...
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How to set the distance between figures with subcaption

How I can control the distance between figures without modify the width? For example suppose I have 3 images of width 0.20\linewidth. If I add another image of width 0.20\linewidth it will fit on the ...
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Semantics of negative glues

This question is about the semantics of glues like 0pt plus -1fill, where the coefficient in front of the fill is negative. The following minimal example shows my attempt to figure this out ...
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Space between Caption and image

i have gone through all answers related to this question. But in my case nothings seems to be working.. I wish to reduce the space between image and caption. But none of the method is working. Here is ...
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Line spacing in ToC, LoF, and LoT

I am currently writing my thesis in Latex and the thesis is supposed to be double spaced, so I have used the \doublespacing command in my latex file. The problem: Chapter or Section Titles, Figure ...
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Mathematical description of TeX's infinite numbers?

TeX has things like infinitely stretchable spaces and infinitely bad penalties. Since Knuth is Knuth, I assume these are a carefully thought-out implementation of some well defined non-Archimedean ...
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Spacing behavior changes with empheq

If I replace an align* environment with the empheq environment (of align* flavor) the spacing behavior changes: With empheq the spacing depends on the amount of text in the last line of the previous ...
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Change document-wide interletter, interword and interline spacing

According to the 2012 paper Extra-large letter spacing improves reading in dyslexia, some spacing adjustments could make reading easier for dyslexic people, namely Add 2.5pt to interletter space 3 ...
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Spacing in labels of a list

I entered the following code in LaTeX: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item[[$\Rightarrow$]]necessitiy \item[[$\Leftarrow$]]sufficiency \end{enumerate} \end{document} I ...
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In an avm, can the horizontal space between the brackets be set manually?

I've created a simple attribute-value matrix using a custom style file avm.sty which is explained here. However, it is so narrow that the right bracket overlaps with the text. ...
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lstlistings messes up spacing before subsequent section headings [duplicate]

I'm typesetting a grammar specification for a programming language, which leads to many short snippets of grammar and example code interleaved in the document text. The issue I observe is that an ...
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Pulling up the whole text body

I want to pull up the whole text body nearer to the header so that I can have some spacing below. Please suggest how to do this. I am using the following coding - \pagenumbering{arabic} ...
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tab is not working in latex

I am new in the world of latex . At this time , now I am writing thesis . I want to have tabs in tex document . For this purpose , I have written the following code . \hspace{2cm}$ \mathbf{a_{11}x_1 ...
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Can I use microtype (or something else) to 'amend' a ligature's spacing?

Say I have the following source: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \ExplSyntaxOn \NewDocumentCommand \Dash { } { \leavevmode \unskip \nobreak \hspace{\halfspace} \textemdash ...
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Space character: stretch after full stop

Is there a way to define certain instances of the space character to occupy a certain length in justfied text? The consistency of the size of the space after a full stop in a 12pt article (using ...
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Keywords with spaces in Listings

I want spaced keywords in listings (that is, keyword, with spaces in between). Now, there are some questions in this site already answered, like this one, where the official answer is that “it is not ...
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Large image should ocupy all page without blank space around

I'm new to LaTeX and although my supervisor does not use LaTeX, I've decided to do my master thesis in LaTeX. However, I'm having a problem with the images. I have big images generated through R. ...
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Vertical space between caption and main text

I am trying to adjust the vertical space between my captions and the main body of text below it. It is likely to be packages interfering with each other, but I am not sure which. Herbert suggested ...
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gb4e leaves extra space before translation

gb4e leaves extra (unwanted) blank line space between gloss and translation. Same problem as here: Why is the gap between the translation and the last line of the gloss so wide in my interlinear ...