{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 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 ...
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Setting the space between fixed page header and float text block [duplicate]

I searched for previous answers, but none solves my question about how to set the space between fixed page header and float text block. \headsep changes the position of header, rather than the ...
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Remove whitespace around an enumeration in a table

I've tried using the enumitem suggestion given on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4968557/latex-very-compact-itemize, but I still see white space around my enumeration: \documentclass{article} ...
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Less whitespace and no indent at the same time using enumerate

I would like to ask the following: I would like to use the theorem environment in my latex code. I also have some definitions and examples and I would like to let these environments look the same. ...
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Big space between subsection, text and graphics

I have a problem with space between subsection, text and image. I have code: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage{caption} \begin{document} \subsection{Some ...
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Spacing for subscripts in mathmode with \textcolor

It is possible to use \textcolor in math-mode; however, it changes the spacing of subscripts. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[usenames]{xcolor} \begin{document} $Y_i$ vs $\textcolor{red}{Y}_i$ vs ...
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Why does horizontal space after ampersand becomes less?

Why does the space after the equals sign becomes less if I use the lower code, i.e., if I put ampersand after equals sign? \begin{align*} A&=B \end{align*} \begin{align*} A=&B \end{align*}
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How to suppress extra vertical space before/after fancy Verbatim environments?

I am using fancyvrb's DefineVerbatimEnvironment to create differently-styled verbatim environments for user input and output. When two or more of these follow each other, there is extra vertical space ...
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how to reduce the space between subfigures with \subfigure

I want to put figures in rows, but the vertical space between sub-images is too large, how can I reduce the space between them? Note: The template uses \usepackage{subfigure}, so it cannot use ...
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how to remove unwanted space between pages [duplicate]

I am writing a thesis in LaTeX with predefined styles which works fine. However, sometimes, when I finish a sub-section and start writing the new sub-section, LaTeX automatically stretches the text ...
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How can I reduce top margin in scrlttr2?

i'm having problems searching for the solution. I'm writing a simple letter and I see that top margin is too large. I tried \setlength\topmargin{-50pt} recommended in this answer, but nothing ...
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Remove space below numbers/bullets in itemize/enumerate environments

I am using itemize and enumerate environments and while I have removed the indentation using the enumitem package I also want to remove the space below the numbers/bullets. ...
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spacing in list of figures

I would like to fix the spacing between the figure number and the name of the figure as shown in the following image: The list is auto-generated. you can find my LaTeX files in the following link: ...
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get rid of whitespace after postheadhook thmtools

I want to get rid of the stupid white space after the postheadhook \newline (see before asdasd) in the following example: %!TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode % ...
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Soul package and spacing problems

Similar problems with soul package can be found here and here. But since my problem is simpler than those (even related with spacing) I guess that it could have a simpler solution. The problem ...
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color environments influence spacing

I would like to mark revised parts of a large document in color, and up to now always used \usepackage{xcolor} \newcommand\rev[1]{\textcolor{red}{#1}} to then do Lorem ipsum dolor \rev{git} amet, ...
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Vertical space before list environment

I use list environments for short text. In myitem environment I define new space between items. How I can reduce vertical space before first item? This space is bigger than between paragraphs. ...
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how to flush right in same line?

In the following MWE, how can I have Spring 1985-86 flush right but in the same line as ABC with Bolton 808 flush left but in the following line? Would there also be a way using tables or tabular? ...
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Micro-Typography with Luatex

Since I wanted to use Opentype with Latex, I had to go with Luatex and consequently am now missing some features of Microtype (spacing, kerning). (I tried converting my openfonts but failed) Here is ...
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Move array in array down

I have the following code \begin{array}{rl} \textbf{fetcher} : \mathcal{T} &\to \mathcal{T} \\ (P_{\star}, w) &\mapsto \bigcup \limits_{p \in P_{\star}} \left( {\setstretch{1.25} ...
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very bad underfull hbox

I would like to include a progress bar in my presentation and, when in draft mode, a page number below the progress bar. I have the code to do this, and it looks great, but I get one instance of this ...
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Parcolumns: Unbalanced Columns

I'm using parcolumns to help design a resume but it's giving me some trouble by adding lots of extra space in the left and right columns. Code (compile with XeLaTeX): \documentclass[10pt]{article} ...
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Question about seemingly random indentations after compiling [closed]

So I have been working on a large, 360+ page document, and after working on a few pages of tables, the tables have begun to indent with no apparent reason. Now I don't consider myself a nooby here, ...
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Control line spacing of section headings

I use macro and titlesec package to create custom \section heading. \documentclass[final]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{titlesec} \titlespacing*{\section}{0pt}{1em}{0.3em} \def ...
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Is there any horizontal skip after which the space character `\ ` is removed automatically?

Let's consider the following TeX macro: \def\theorem#1{Theorem (#1).\enspace} Try to use it: \theorem{Dirac} A simple graph with $n$ vertices\dots Then TeX produces two spaces after "Theorem ...
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Equation incl. number on the same line as theorem environment

I have this: \begin{lemma} \begin{equation} L_b \circ L_a = L_{L_b(a)} \circ L_b. \end{equation} \end{lemma} and I would like the equation to be on the same line as the lemma, with a number ...
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Chapters with long descriptive titles

I have document which require me that chapter headings consist of two parts: (1) Chapter number (Chapter 1, Chapter One etc.) or any other text with similar function and (2) descriptive title below ...
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IEEEtran: IEEEParstart overlapping letters

I'm creating a IEEEtran document, I noted that if I use: \documentclass[twoside]{IEEEtran} \begin{document} \IEEEPARstart{?`}{Qu\'e} es lo que es tan inusual en la microelectr\'onica?. La respuesta ...