{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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Reflowing marginpars typeset using pdfsavepos

I'm trying to typeset marginpars more accurately on the correct side of the page using a solution based on pdfsavepos by David Carlisle. (The code below is a slight alteration of it.) I got most of ...
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Moving an enumerate up

I am trying to emulate a table with nested enumerate lists. From my reading, using a table is impossible - lets assume that is true. I am generating the latex from javascript. What I am trying to do ...
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Nested enumerate (enumitem) interferes with suppressing vertical space after theorem heads.

In the post How to suppress vertical space between theorem heads and enumitem environments? David Carlisle suggested a piece of code that helps suppressing vertical space between theorem heads and an ...
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How to avoid \parskip being applied to \listoffigures etc.?

Follow-up question of Why are \listof{}{} and \listoffigures styled differently?... With the issue mentioned above I finally managed to design my \listof{}{} and \listoffigures as desired but one ...
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Spacing between figures and texts

I'm having some issues dealing with figures. It happens that when I have a page with some text and then it comes a figure, with H property, who doesn't fits into the same page as the text, the text ...
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Relation spacing error using =& in aligned equations

The middle equation in the following example seems to have wrong spacing around the = sign. The only difference is that I used =& for aligning around the = sign rather than &=. This worries ...
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`\hfill`-like spacing in math mode without using `align`

In question 83509, a way of getting \hfill-like behaviour in the align environment is described, but for my purposes, I need one that works in the equation environment. (I want to display some ...
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Permutation cycle notation

How do you nicely denote a permutation via cycle notation? Ie, the cycle \[1 \mapsto 2 \mapsto 3 \mapsto 1\] can be done by something like: \[ (1\quad2\quad3) \] using \quad, but that seems ...
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Make an invisible vbox

I'm placing a PDF meta information in a \vbox in a plain XeTeX document, and I would like it to behave as if there were no box at all (so any additional \vskip after the \vbox will appear). Right now, ...
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It doesn't hyphenate words ending with “—”

UPDATE Well. After a while, I decided to see again about this “problem”, and just discovered that in pdfLaTeX, using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and the — (the unicode —, not the ligature ---) it ...
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Is there way to put hard space after defined words?

In Polish typography, one should avoid putting prepositions at the end of the line. Example: Nie wiedziałem, że nie umieszcza się przyimków na końcu strony. - bad Nie wiedziałem, że nie umieszcza się ...
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How can I force a \hspace at the beginning of a line?

My code is this: \setlength{\parindent}{0ex} \texttt{ x\hspace{1ex}\hspace{1ex}\hspace{1ex}y \newline \hspace{1ex}\hspace{1ex}\hspace{1ex}\hspace{1ex}y } What I'd like to see is: x y y ...
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Distance between footnote and the line above it

How can I edit the distance between footnote and the line above it?
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Ellipsis with a period/fullstop

While quoting how ellipsis should be used if few sentences are omitted in between. (ommissions are not clauses or words or phrases, but sentences). For example if there is a passage like: This is a ...
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Redefining \maketitle to put a maximum of information in a page

I'm currently writing LaTeX articles containing all of my lessons content in order to have it on a very few pages instead of the heavy thing the teacher gives us with exercises, demonstrations and so ...
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Spacing before and after with \newtheoremstyle

I want to define my own theorem style for examples. I want them to be numbered the same way as theorems (so Example 2.4 follows Theorem 2.3); I want them to be formatted exactly the same as theorems ...
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TikZ: remove margin, padding, border around nodes containing images

I want to create a simple figure where images are connected with arrows. Here is what I did: \begin{tikzpicture} \node[](A) {\includegraphics[width=0.2\textwidth]{a}}; \node[right=1mm of A](B) ...
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Using a negative space \! to differentiate between functions and products

In Physics, I often have functions like f(x), but also multiplications like y(-x). I would like my math to be easy to understand, so I am looking for a way to suggest function calls and ...
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Undesired spacing before \sqrt[n]{x}, proper way to fix?

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ J(\sqrt[n]{x}) \] \end{document} compiles into this: The spacing after the opening parentheses is ugly. What's the ...
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Decrease space before and after chapter in fncychap

I would like to decrease the space before and after the chapter name due to space constraints. I am using the fncychap. Here is the MWE: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[Glenn]{fncychap} ...
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Uneven vertical spacing displaymath

I would like to ask you why we have uneven vertical skips between the first two and last two vectors, coming from the source: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \[(a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h)\] ...
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table of contents: adding a vertical space

In a table of contents that has been generated with LaTeX's \tableofcontents command, I would like to add a vertical space before a Chapter item in the table of contents. One way that I have in my ...
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Align (center) header row in table

I use @{\hskip 50pt} to separate columns in my table. The problem which arises is that I add this extra space after a multicolumn. This also moves the header row so that it is no longer centred. Is ...
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booktabs and tiny horizontal space

In a regular table, I'm trying to remove the small horizontal space before the first column and after the last one as achieved with package booktabs with the option @{}. How can I do that? Please ...
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Length parameter for vertical skip space in a math environment?

I learned here that I can use \\[<len>] to explicitly set the vertical skip space between lines, e.g., <len> set to 3ex. I'd like to set <len> to, say, 2-times the normal length in ...
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Vertical spacing for two consecutive figure environments

I think I'm not going to solve my problem with the Floats and positioning of figures. I have 4 diagramms and I need to place them on two pages and at the end of the second page the caption for all 4 ...
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Tune space around section headings

I am using \Huge centered section headings but the space generated around the heading is too big currently: I would like to reduce the space around the heading (The "Créé à son image" text) to make ...
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Too much spacing in document

Suggestions needed to get rid of the space that is left blank by latex for no apparent reason. I have tried \vspace{-0.5} but it is not helping. If I go any higher with we space the text overlaps ...
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What is causing different spacing between a header and content on one page only?

I have found that for only one page (so far) the spacing between the header and content is different from the spacing on all the other pages. You can see this behavior in the images below (from pages ...
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How can I decrease spaces between equations?

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \renewcommand\baselinestretch{1.5} \begin{document} \chapter{Test} Text text text text text text text text text text \begin{equation} 1 + 2 + 3 = 6 ...
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How can I reduce padding after figure?

\documentclass{mwrep} \usepackage[draft]{graphicx} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage[all]{hypcap} \makeatletter \g@addto@macro\@floatboxreset\centering \makeatother I use figures with captions. ...
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Condense the space between bibliographic entries

In order to save space, I would like to condense the bibliography, specifically, reduce the amount of vertical space between entries. Currently, it seems there is double-space between consecutive ...
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How can I put more space between bibliography entries (biblatex)

My bibliography (made with biblatex) has all items close to each other. I would like to introduce some space between them, e.g. half a line. How can I do this?
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Obtain \badness or glue adjustment for each line

This might be interesting for perfectionists and/or fastidious typesetters who would like to improve the document even further (beyond the beyond the magnificence of a book with zero bad boxes). We ...
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Creating a new environment with one optional argument

I want to create a new environment with one optional argument in LaTeX. Here is what I used: \newenvironment{argument}[1][]{% \par \noindent \textbf{Argument#1:} \noindent} {} When there is no ...
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When should we use a blank line?

I only know that we have to make at least one blank line between two adjacent paragraphs. My question is: What is the proper way to make use of a blank line ? For example: Is it recommended to ...
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Why does \vspace, after section heading, sometimes jump/snap in discrete steps?

Well, this is one question that I've had for a long time, and one that always gets me extremely irritated. However, this time I'm even somewhat happy - that I can ask the question at all; and that is ...
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What, if anything, is the advantage of \bigskip and friends over \vspace?

What are the advantages to using \bigskip, \medskip, and \smallskip instead of just using \vspace{somelength}?
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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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Italic Correction for Linux Libertine Font

I was looking for a new font for the manuals of my LaTeX packages and found the Linux Libertine most pleasing. However it seems that it doesn't support italic correction (yet). I assume that a font ...
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How do I ask beamer to exactly fill up a slide?

Inspired by a recent question with a very similar sounding title, I would actually love to implement auto-magic vertical stretch for beamer slides (where, maybe unlike full documents, I think makes a ...
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Canonical way to typeset spacing in abbreviations

In a comment to When one should use spacing line \quad or \, Herbert claims that e.\,g. is the canonical way to typeset spacing in abbreviations (this is not about spacing before or after ...
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No spacing between enumerated items with \usepackage{enumerate}

I use this code now: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{enumerate} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item a \item b \item c \end{enumerate} \end{document} I want to decrease the line ...
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Obtaining the default section spacing into the \titlespacing* parameters

I'm using the book class. I want to modify the spacing before and after my sections using the \titlespacing* command. However, before I do that, I want to let its parameters be such that they ...
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non-invasive kerning/spacing modification: what options are there?

Once in a while, you may want to (1) adjust or create a kerning pair (or, better yet, kerning class) in a font, or (2) adjust a particular glyph's sidebearings. examples of scenario (1) would include ...
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How to remove the whitespace BEFORE itemize/enumerate?

I'm somewhat of a LaTeX noob, and this is driving me completely nuts. When I type \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} Some text \begin{itemize}[noitemsep] ...
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Setting the column gap in a twocolumn (or multicol) document

I have a document that uses twocolumn with scrbook. How can I set the width of the space between the two columns?
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Change whitespace above and below a section heading

I want to change the spacing around a section heading so that there is less of a gap between it and the paragraph that follows. I found the following commands \usepackage[compact]{titlesec} ...
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Adjusting space between array rows and columns

\documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage{babel} \begin{document} % ... \[ \begin{array}{ccccc} x(1) & = & \frac{x(0)}{1} & = ...
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Is there a method just write `---` to get an em-dash, putting thinspace both before and after it?

Is there a method just write --- to get an em-dash, putting a thinspace both before and after it? The situation about break is similar with the original ---.