{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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How to edit `\makeletterclosing` to insert graphic of signature

I am using this popular formal letter template from Latextemplates.com. However, at the end it uses the command \makeletterclosing to print the closing message (something along the lines of "thank you ...
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A problem with small caps extending only a few words in a footnote

Since \sc command seems to make the whole line after it appear in small caps, I use the following tufte inspired command newthoguht to get around the problem: \providecommand\newthought[1]{% ...
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Fill space created by \phantom with other text

I am looking for a command I am pretty certain to have used before but which I cannot recall (and I did search for it): I want to create (horizontal) space of some length, e.g. created using ...
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Can't get two equations to align using eqnarray

I'm trying to align two equations using eqnarray. Sample: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \subsubsection*{\begin{center}Variance equations\end{center}} \begin{eqnarray} \mu = ...
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Troublesome extra space in matrix with ConTeXt

I need to display a column vector in a table and, by doing it, an extra space occurs like an empty extra number. How can I fix this please ? \starttable[|r|l|] \NC $u=\startmatrix 1 \NR ...
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Change spacing above and below chapter [duplicate]

I have following document: \documentclass[final]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{titlesec} \titlespacing{\chapter}{0pt}{0pt}{0pt} \begin{document} \chapter*{Chapter One} \lipsum{1-5} ...
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Overline over a symbol with an index

For example, if I want to write a closure of a set, which is denoted A_1, should I use $\overline{A_1}$ or $\overline A_1$ (or something completely different)? For me, the more logical choice seems ...
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Is there a way to reduce the gap between double hlines (\hline\hline) in the tabular environment?

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{c | c} cell 1,1 & cell 1,2\\ \hline\hline cell 2,1 & cell 2,2\\ \end{tabular} \end{document} I would like to reduce ...
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How to obtain “tight” lists with nonzero parskip in memoir

This: \documentclass{memoir} \nonzeroparskip \tightlists % \usepackage{enumitem} % \setlist{nosep} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Ut purus elit, ...
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Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph error

I have the following source code to display a information in a specific format: \newcommand{\headerrow}[2] { \begin{tabular*}{\linewidth}{l@{\extracolsep{\fill}}r} #1 & #2 ...
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Insert a breaking (not no-breaking) space after text provided through macro [duplicate]

Is there a way to force lualatex to insert a single space that is not no-breaking? Why I ask: In my documents I have to refer to certain standards, program names or other oddities quite regularly. ...
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Vertical space every third row in a table

I have the following code to put an extra space (a carriage return) after every second row. How can I edit the code to put the extra space after every third row instead? \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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How to reduce the gap at the begining of chapter 1? [closed]

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{mnnit} \usepackage{graphicx,times,epsfig,amsmath} \usepackage[Sonny]{myfancy} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{5} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{subfig} ...
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Different horizontal (!) spacing of delimiters with `\left`, `\bigl`, `\Bigl`,

I use \arrowvert as a middle delimiter. For example in the definition of sets, i.e. \lbrace x \arrowvert x < a \rbrace. Moreover, I try to avoid \left, \right and \middle but use the AMSmath macros ...
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beamer, \vfill and itemize

I would like to place, in some frames, a texte, on the bottom right of a beamer slide. I have made a command which place this text by \vfill\hfill. In a normal class (as article), it works perfectly. ...
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longtable sometimes starts new page when we are near the top of the page

Most of the time longtable does exactly what is required, but sometimes it starts a new page when it is near the top of the page and there is plenty of space for the entire table on the current page. ...
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How do you center a statement and italicise it without making it a theorem?

I want to have a statement in my proof with an implication sign in it, I want it centred and italicised and I want it numbered. (1) How do you do this? \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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Make uppercase letter have same width as number in math mode?

I want to have \[ \begin{array}{c} \phantom{+} \, 39A_{12} \\ \underline{+ \, 488_{12}} \\ \phantom{+} \, 866_{12} \end{array} \] but the spacing looks awkward with the "A". Is there a way to get ...
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ConTeXt: How to enforce spacing below a columnsetspan?

I'm using columnsets with floating columnsetspans, and I would like to enforce a small amount of vertical space below a columnsetspan and the following text, outside the frame. Here are some example ...
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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 ...