{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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Prevent cleardoublepage in scrbook between chapters

For a new term paper i want to try out a template of our university which is based on scrbook. However, my first chapter is to short (1/2 page) that the second chapter follows after a \cleardoublepage ...
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Reducing space after a result of a command

I've got a command defined like this: \newcommand{\abc}[1]{ \ifthenelse{\equal{#1}{a}}{abca}{} \ifthenelse{\equal{#1}{b}}{abcb}{} } And later in my document I use it like this: \abc{a}, ...
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How do I override the \item spacing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vertical space in lists I have the following list being generated for me: \begin{itemize} \item Introduction (this chapter) \item Yum and RPM in datacenter/cloud ...
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Word-for-word center-aligning of parellel lines of text in LaTeX?

I'd like to prepare a LaTeX document using a common format of displaying both Chinese characters and the corresponding romanization (pinyin) above each word. For an example, please refer to this page ...
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Proper way of vertical spacing before/after environments

I am trying to typeset my thesis. I have to put predefined vertical space before and after some specific environments like equation and table. Since there are many instances of these environments I do ...
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What is the proper use of \@ (i.e., backslash-at)?

In this answer, \@ is used after a period and before an \xspace, presumably to indicate that the preceding period (in "etc.") was not sentence-final. In these tips, \@ is used before a period and ...
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Memoir parskip package

How do I get the same effect as using the parskip package when using the memoir class. I want no indents, and spaces between paragraphs. What is the proper way to do this in the memoir class?
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Extra line of vertical separator using itemize in tabular

I'm creating a resume based off of the example tutorial HERE. It's fairly simple, actually -- just a two columned table with dates on the left and job on the right. I prefer bullets vs. a paragraph ...
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How do I change the number of spaces inserted in WinEdt 6 when I hit the Tab key?

The default behavior for WinEdt 6 seems to be to insert 4 spaces when you hit the Tab key. I'd like to change this to 2 spaces. I managed to do this in WinEdt 5, but can't seem to figure out how to ...
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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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Unequal space between paragraphs and header-footer

As you can judge from the page below, the vertical space between the text and the header line and the text and the footer line is not equal..... This is much more prominent in a PDF reader so I am ...
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How can I change the spacing before theorems with amsthm?

I have a spacing problem. Whenever I include a theorem environment, \begin{theorem}\end{theorem}, the theorem appears very close to the previous line. The spacing is much less than the normal spacing ...
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biblatex/multicol: Incorrect vertical space after bibliography heading

I'm trying to typeset a bibliography inside a multicols environment, but with the heading as a single column (using multicols' optional argument). I've noticed that the vertical space between the ...
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Bibliography spacing with BibLaTeX (and two columns)

I need to fine tune the distances marked as A, B, C and D in the figure below. Any suggestions? In particular, I would like B=0pt, and the other three to be small. I am using BibLaTeX and two ...
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A problem about \xxxdisplayskip

I try to decrease the \abovedisplayskip and \belowdisplayskip to 3pt for save paper while equation including "large" math formulas has less sep between surrounding text than "normal" math formulas, ...
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How to expand summation notation on both sides of equal sign

I think you get what I am trying to do, but I dont know how to align the equal signs the entire way down and still have the vertical ellipses. Assume $\displaystyle \sum_{i=1}^{n}\alpha ...
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Subfloating images with same margins left/middle/right

Currently I have the following code: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \subfloat[htb][left]{\fcolorbox{plotBord}{plotPadd}{\includegraphics[scale=0.3]{figs/bla1.png}}} \hfill ...
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Avoid large spaces between text and equations

I use the options \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.25} \setlength{\parskip}{0pt} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} in the preamble of my document and most of the time the document looks like intended. ...
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An equation skip problem — amsmath package and \above/belowdisplayskip

I have been puzzled by a problem about math equation skip for days. I set the \lineskiplimit, \lineskip, \abovedisplayskip and others length macros before and after equations all to zero, but there ...
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I want to fill all the space between paragraphs on a page with a grid(graphic)

I took an example from another answer to a similar question (How to define a figure size so that is consume the rest of a page?). On a page of an exam paper I want the following: Question ...
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How can I make vfill to work without adding any text before?

Using \vfill between two texts works: \newpage bla \vfill blabla but it doesn't work if there is no text before it: \newpage \vfill blabla How can this be achieved?
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Math mode accents and spacing

I'm using accents to produce a variant of the \in operator but when I place an accent on it, as in \tilde{\in}, I get spacing that is different from \in, see the example and the image below. My ...
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global vertical space of items & subitems in beamer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: length between nested lists Possible duplicate: length between nested lists In order to better distinguish groups of notions, I'd like to be able to control ...
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Reduce linespread between \item globally

Because of a page limit for a report, I would like to decrease the linespread between individual \items. I know this is generally not a good idea, but I really need the space. How can I achieve this ...
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Add asterisk after labels in enumerate

I would like to add an asterisk after certain labels in the enumerate environment. So for example \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item Kuttel \item* Daddeldu ...
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How to create a table with equally-spaced rows?

Several years ago I succeeded to create a table below. But now I forgot. Maybe I used a \rule with zero width. Is there another smart method to accomplish this mission? I used longtable to make the ...
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Should I put a space between a number and its unit?

No too much more to say. \( 2.63\si\ohm \) looks odd. But it might be the correct way. \( 2.64\,\si\ohm \) looks much better IMO. What about the \,? Sould it be bigger, smaller or there is no really ...
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Proper spaces with verbatim

there is following code: \begin{verbatim} pc:~$ ls folder1 Documents folder2 New Folder folder3 folder4444 Downloads folder5 Pictures ...
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Too much space after sections when I change parskip

I changed the parident and parskip of my document. But now there is a huge empty space after the sections. How can I reduce the space after a section? \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{scrartcl} ...
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Spaces within a set of tuples

I want to have a set of tuples spaced with ":". I tried the following: $\{1:1, 1:0, 0:1, 2:1, 1:2, 2:2\}$ but in the output, there is a space between the number and the colon. How can I get rid of ...
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Length between nested lists in beamer

How do I adjust the length between nested lists? For example, in the following, I would like to adjust the distance where it states "distance here" \begin{itemize} \item one %% distance here ...
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Dynamic stretching of text

For the needs of a running title (in header), I would like the text of a running title (in header) to be stretched over the page. So far, I stretch it manually (using LetterSpace and WordSpace in ...
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Space after lettrine

When using the lettrine package, there are often additional spaces after the small caps: It can get even bigger than that actually. It seems to me that this is because lettrine uses an mbox to ...
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Reduce white space before and after multicols environment

I wonder how to reduce the vertical space before and after a multicols environment. I have something like below \begin{multicols}{3} { \begin{equation}\sum F_x = 0\end{equation} ...
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Removing a backslash “\” when passing arguments to newcommand

Consider the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{glossaries} \makeglossaries \newcommand{\NewS}[4]{ % Q1: How can I use argument #1 without the backslash in the ...
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weird spacing with \, and and babel

When using XeLaTeX and babel "francais", I sometimes get weird spacing: e.g. \, makes a wider space than the regular space (see what happens on the second line here). ...
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Longtables and caption: spacing problem

I have been using the \longtable environment and I have an issue with the captions. All captions appear at the bottom of each part of the table, which is the result I wanted. However, there is a quite ...
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Spacing after footnote superscript

I'm writing my thesis for my Computer Science degree. I have a lot of footnotes and my advisor has told me to remove the spacing generated by the superscript of the footnote. This footnotes are ...
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Help understanding/debugging spacing around headings (and other places)

I am trying to get my headings set up to meet my university's thesis formatting requirement. I'm using the titlesec package because it has the ability to suppress the spacing before the second heading ...
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KOMA Script footer line height

How to increase footer text distance from the separator line so that it looks like header? You can see the distance from footer text to line is less than header....
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Reduce vertical space at the bottom of a 'ruled' 'newfloat'

I have defined a custom float using the newfloat command from the float package. My custom float uses the ruled style, defined in the same package. This is a minimal example of what I'm doing: ...
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Pushing indices into inter-column spacing in tables automatically.

I have a table that is very slightly to wide for the page. It contains table notes \tnote{} and these are what made my table too wide. Now I recall from the documentation of one of several packages ...
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Using display style fraction in a matrix environment

I'd like use the \dfrac command in a bmatrix environment as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ \begin{bmatrix} \dfrac{\partial f}{\partial x} \\ ...
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Spaces width between the words

What is the width of the spaces between the words (by default) that LaTeX uses for text formatting?
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Why doesn't math \fontdimen's work with XeTeX?

Why doesn't the \fontdimen-command change anything with XeTeX? \input pgffor \def\chfndims#1{\foreach\dim in{13,...,19}{\fontdimen\dim#1=20pt}} \font\mymathfn="XITS Math:script=math" at 10pt ...
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Reduce space between Sinput and Soutput

I'm using Sweave in the book document class, and I'm getting really huge spacing between Sinput and Soutput evironments. \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage{Sweave} \usepackage{boxedminipage} ...
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Using \jot crashes \intertext’s spacing

As mentioned in Intertext vertical spacing, there seems to be some inconsistencies in spacing around AMS’ macro \intertext, even without changing the length of \jot. But if I’m using a longer \jot to ...
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Adjust settings that determine when sections should start on a new page/column

I'm using titlesec in a two column environment, and sometimes my sections start on a new page or the second column, and leave blocks of white space at the bottom of the previous page/column. I am ...
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Reduce Space Between Characters in New Command

I'm not satisfied with the new command I've made. My code: \newcommand{\ps}[2]{\mbox{P}_{#1}\left(#2\right)} $\ps{Y}{y}$ %example My problem is that there's too much space between the subscripted Y ...
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How to change the interword spacing?

I'm trying to enlarge the interword spacing, because with ITC Kabel's default spacing it's sometimes hard to decide where is the space between two words. I read the manual of the microtype package, ...