{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 reduce a gap between words in a title of bibliography and a dot over the bibliography numbering

I am writing a scientific paper using IEEE journal Latex template \documentclass{IEEEtran} \usepackage{comment} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{ulem} ...
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Listings: add vertical padding without abusing frame

I have the following setup for my displayed listings: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{listings,xcolor,lipsum} \lstset{ backgroundcolor = \color{yellow}, ...
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Absolute Value of Horizontal Spacing in Numcases

I am interested in the absolute value of the horizontal spacing which is automatically assigned by numcases before an alignment point. For instance, what is the spacing after the comma and before ...
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Spacing after KOMA \section in multicol environment

I'm writing a two column paper using the KOMA scrartcl class and the multicol package. However, I start with a one column header, title and nomenclature section which take up most of my first page. In ...
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In which way have fake spaces made it to actual use?

I skimmed the abstracts of TUG 2014 and stumbled over "Fake spaces" with pdfTeX -- the best of both worlds by Ross Moore. The abstract says: With the 2014 version of TeX Live, new primitives are ...
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Where does this space come from?

Using colored text inside a minipage results in less vertical space being appended after the text compared to normal text. Strangely, this only occurs when the minipage is top-aligned. In the other ...
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How to adjust given lines automatically

Some of you may know the FlipBeamertheme by Phillip Tanedo (http://www.physics.uci.edu/~tanedo/files/code/FlipBeamerTemplate.pdf) I like the style of it's title. Tanedo used a picture: All three ...
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Adjusting horizontal spacing for the \hat and \vec symbols relative to the argument of \vec,\hat

I've done some intrusive changes using the unicode-math package to still use a font of my liking, a font which is not supported by TeX out-of-the-box. Passing more options to unicode-math causes it to ...
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Why does the spacing in math mode change when the text of a tikz node is centered?

Given two nodes with same content, for example $a = 1$, the spacing is different depending on the text alignment of the respective node, i.e. when the text is centered, the spacing is greater. The ...
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Customizing clean thesis

I am using the thesis template http://cleanthesis.der-ric.de/. In this template, there is no paragraph by default. As explained in Getting back the paragraph in cleanThesis?, the paragraph can be ...
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How to allow page breaks within footnotes, when using dblfnote?

Is it possible to let footnotes set in two columns with dblfnote break across pages? In the following MWE note 3 is so long that it goes to a second page together with the third paragraph, but I want ...
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Decrease spacing before chapter title in mwrep class

I thought it will be a piece of cake - I started with titlesec, but it ended up with: Non standard sectioning command detected(titlesec) Using default spacing and no format. Then I started ...
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Stopping a line break in list

I am writing a memo style document for my job that has to be formatted in a very specific manner, often without regard to good typesetting practices. I am relatively new to Latex, so I am having some ...
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Mysterious Vertical Space After Theorem/Proof Environments

I have defined my own theorem style to have 0pt above and 0pt below. For simplicity I have also set all other relevant spacings to 0pt. However, when I use a theorem or proof environment I get some ...
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How to fix the spaces of superscript text

I'm trying to typeset an old bible which has all the verses superscripted. I created a command that produces a superscript number corresponding to the verse number, and then this is increased by one. ...
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Removing white space beside images

I'm trying to display a bunch of images side by side. Originally I wanted them on the same line, but I got them to fit by putting 2 on the next line. I'd like to make the pictures bigger but the white ...
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How to remove vertical space before list in table cell?

I want to get very compact lists in table cells, but there is still a vertical space before the first list item (see screenshot below). How can I remove this vertical space? LaTeX code for example ...
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Change font spacing and size of bibunits \putbib

In the following example I would like to force my references section to be typeset in a smaller font with single (more condensed) spacing. My commands (a spacing environment call and a font small ...
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Additional space in p-type column swallowed by other cell

I want to add extra vertical space after table rows on a row per row basis. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{p{3cm}p{5cm}} Here... ...
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Chapter topmargin suddenly broken?

I just transfered a latex project to my new laptop and started compiling...everything is fine except the topmargin of chapters, it seems to be zero? I tried to change it with: ...
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Why are the skip lengths ignored in align?

I created a new command \mathloose that stretches the spacing in an equation by suitably adjusting \thinmuskip \medmuskip and \thickmuskip lengths. The command works just fine in \[ \] and \( \) but ...
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Adding horizontal labeled horizontal arrows in multicol environment

I have attached a picture of what I am attempting to create. The issue is, when trying to do this in Latex, I am messing up my spacing. I want to add a bold black arrow between the top two tables and ...
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Should \mathrm work in \gather* environment?

I am trying to use \mathrm in gather* environment, but the result is text without any spaces. How can I correct that, please? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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How to add extra space inside of a table

I wrote a simple table with this commands: \begin{table}[h] \centering \begin{tabular}{| c | c |} \hline\hline \multicolumn{1}{ |c| }{Parametro} & \multicolumn{1}{ c| }{Espressione} \\ \hline ...
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First word hyphenation in parbox with strut

I've a problem with parbox spacing in combination with hyphenation. What I like to achieve is setting parboxes in a tabular-like way as key value pairs. So I have two parboxes with a given width per ...
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One single colored letter inside \spacedallcaps

I want to change the color of a single letter inside a custom \spacedallcaps command. This command makes the specified text uppercase and changes the letter spacing. When I introduce a ...
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Trouble with spacing between section title and equations

I am trying to create a formula sheet so I only have section titles and equations in my documents. I am having trouble with the spacing between my section header and the equations that I want as the ...
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Remove horizontal space from align and equation globally

I want to cram as many equations that I can in align environment. I was able to set the margins to zero and remove the space before and after the equations. Se below example code. However, currently ...
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Problem with subcaption spacing

When using the subcaption package to place tables1 side-by-side, the spacing between a table and its subtable caption is too small if the table caption is placed above the tables and the subtable ...
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two column style, text crossing middle [duplicate]

In my paper I wish to go for a two column style to "save pages" (there is an artificial limit of 8 pages, yet even by the prof said silliness of "prepared to wear glasses as long as it looks good"). ...
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\, does not work outside math mode in plain TeX

I read in several answers here that in LaTeX, \, works just like \thinspace outside math mode. However, that is not the case for plain TeX. $ printf '%s\n' 'a\,b\bye' > example.tex $ pdftex ...
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having trouble with indenting in an enumerate environment

This is my first time using tex to format an assignment, and I am having immense trouble making this work. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,sans]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Creating figure with multiple images

how to create a figure of ( 4 x 4 ) images ? how can I manage the spaces between raws and colomns?
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How to Specify the space left of a table?

In my project I am using the xtab package. \usepackage{xtab} \begin{document} \def\hsa{\hspace{0.03in}} \def\hsb{\hspace{0.05in}} \def\hsc{\hspace{1.01in}} \def\hsd{\hspace{0in}} ...
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Spacing between paragraph of text and itemize list

My code from TeXworks below outputs a paragraph of text followed by an itemize list followed by another paragraph of text. Each paragraph is double-spaced, and the spacing within the text of each ...
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Spacing betwen centered text and prose

I have some left-aligned text followed by some centered text followed by a section of left-aligned prose. How do I make the space between the line of left-aligned text and the centered text (and then ...
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Adjust line spacing after new line

I would like to adjust the line spacing under a section when I add a new line. \setlength{\parskip}{} does not work because it only changes the spaces between sections, not between newlines (\\). ...
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Space between footnote marks and the text of the footnotes

I am new with LaTex and I would like to be able to reproduce the format I usually use for the footnotes (with MS Word or OpenOffice) in LaTeX. My footnotes look like in the following example: To ...
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Equation spacing and aligning

Can anyone help me to properly align my formula in my equation-environment. I do not manage to make a space between them, to align them that the colons are over each other, and that the smaller ...
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Artificially improving default TeX algo results for balancing interword spacing

I'm trying to build rectangular paragraphs. That is, paragraphs which are both left as well as right aligned. For large paragraphs I can tell TeX I'd like a rectangular end result. Consider the below ...
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Is there any way to have more than one word in the label in LyX?

In LyX, when I use "labeling" under "Lists", the first word I type is turned into a label followed by a large space. Is there any way to have more than one word as the label. LyX isn't allowing me to ...
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Text in Tikz node not respecting baselineskip

I'm trying to include a few lines of text in a Tikz drawing, using a custom font size. However, when defining a font size, the baselineskip is only respected for the first line. See the minimal ...
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Beginner: Problem with formatting

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} 1.The sequence \{a_n\} verconges to a if for all \epsilon > 0 \end{document}^ Output: 1.The sequence {a n }vercongestoaifforall? > 0 I don't know ...
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Spacing between multiple choice question in examdesign documentclass

Is there a way to control the spacing between multiple choice questions using the examdesign documentclass? So far I've only been able to do it by manually adding space after the last alternative, but ...
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Extra space after self-defined environment [duplicate]

I defined a new environment eq to simplify the equation, \newenvironment{eq}{\begin{equation}}{\end{equation} It works, but it seems that there is a extra space at the end of the environment, which ...
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White space between upper and lower subfigure

I am working on a paper right now. In this paper I have some figures, I am using subfigures for creating a page with two figures beside each other and one (bigger) figure beneath it. It is all clear ...
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Making bibliography \flushbottom in book class

I am using the book class and have a long bibliography (using Biblatex) at the end of each chapter. When there is a long reference around where a page break occurs, the whole reference shifts to the ...
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Vertical spacing between parboxes

I'm using \parbox for creating a flexible table-like structure of paragraphs as in the following minimal working example: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{polyglossia} % ...
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Spacing of text within a table cell

I am inserting the following text inside the cell of a table \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[pdftex, final]{graphicx} \usepackage[francais]{babel} ...
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new command definition brings extra space

Sorry for my original example code can not relect exactly what I mean. I have made a new one. I am trying to define a new command, but it seems some unwanted extra spaces are generated together. ...