{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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Changing ALL spacing in a TeX document

I'm taking an exam and I'm allowed a two side page with information on it. Naturally I want to put as much as possible on it so: What are all the spaces that I can change to fit as much information ...
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Create empty box sized according to imaginary content

In LaTeX, is it possible to create an empty box that has exactly the dimensions of some content given? Example: \emptybox{abc} would insert an empty box of the size as if "abc" was printed there.
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Vertical spacing between numerator and division symbol in \dfrac

How can I fix the vertical spacing between the numerator and the division symbol when entering fractions. Eg. in the following code, the spacing between a and the division symbol is greater than one ...
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How do you remove a space before a citation in LaTeX?

I have something like \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cite} \begin{document} Blah Blah (\cite{All14}) \bibliography{Ref} \bibliographystyle{alpha} \end{document} But LaTeX keeps placing a ...
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How to remove/change the vertical spacing before and after an \algorithm environment?

I saw a question that tells me how to change the spacing in an algorithm environment, but I don't know how to do remove/change the space before and after an algorithm environment like: % remove the ...
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Difference between control space and non-breaking space

In my answer to How can I get following layout? I've used non-breaking spaces ~ (ties) to align monospaced text. Actually I rather meant control spaces \ , but they're less convenient to type (and ...
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Non-invasive replacement for \fbox?

I am trying to create a macro that improves on \fbox by working correctly in all cases and by being minimally invasive with respect to padding. What I've got so far works fairly well, but I'm having ...
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How can I fit my table of contents into a single page?

When I use \tableofcontents I get all my contents in a single page except for a line that goes on the other page, how can I make all in the same page?
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How to add vertical space struts after hline?

I know the table trick of adding "struts" in the first line after and the last line before a \hline. I use it throughout my document, and it looks good that way. However, now I am working within a ...
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underfull \vbox

What do the following messages mean? LaTeX Font Info: Try loading font information for U+msa on input line 205. ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.8\tex\latex\amsfonts\umsa.fd" File: umsa.fd 2009/...
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Mixing math character classes (e.g. \mathord to the left and \mathrel to the right)

It is possible to have a symbol or group behave to the left as if it had one particular math character class and to the right as if it had another? One typical case where this comes up is when one ...
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how to reduce the distance between the picture caption and the picture?

I found that the distance between the picture caption and the picture is a little large, as we can see in the picture I use the code as follows, thus, how to reduce the distance between the caption ...
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Grouping the list of listings by chapter

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Change text color in table, preserve ability

I'm having difficulty creating a new command for \rowstyle that allows me to color the text of different rows in a table and preserve my ability to space out the columns and not induce space between ...
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How to make 4 equal paddings (left, right, top, bottom) in a table cell?

I want each cell in a tabular to have 4 equal paddings of exactly 15pt each. How to make 4 equal paddings (left, right, top, bottom) in a table cell? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array,calc,...
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Add four images on a beamer frame

What is the best way to add four images on a beamer frame? I am using \documentclass[slidestop,compress,11pt,xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif} \definecolor{LHCblue}{RGB}{4, ...
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What are the different kinds of vertical spacing and horizontal spacing commands available?

@egreg gave a very nice and thorough answer to What are the different kinds of boxes in (La)TeX?. It seems it would be nice to have a similarly thorough answer to controlling spacing. I'm not ...
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Different \marginparsep for odd and even pages?

What is the most robust way of increase the effective \marginparsep on even pages only? I have been playing with outdented lists, section heads etc. which leads to an issue with margin notes: I need ...
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Vertical space between headlines, tables, images and the following text too large

Is there a way to globally set a value (or minimum and maximum value) for the vertical space between, for instance, headlines, tables, images and the like and the following text. Right now I have ...
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Tikzpicture with overlay takes up space

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay] \node [circle, fill=red!90!black, minimum width=15em] at (current ...
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Non-breaking space in \citet using natbib?

When adding citations in the body of a document I'm used to write ... in some interesting paper~\cite{interesting}. So that (if I'm using numbered references) the word “paper” and the citation ...
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Increase spacing in split environment

I'm writing long equations with the split environment: \begin{equation} \begin{split} ... \\ ... \\ ... \end{split} \end{equation} The problem is that the single lines are a bit high, and there is ...
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Removing extra space with \pmod command

When using the \pmod command as a subscript to a sum, I often encounter some extra unwanted space. For example, writing \[ \sum_{n \equiv 1 \pmod{k}} ... \] produces the following image: Does ...
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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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\addvspace can't replace \vspace

I want to replace \vspace with \addvspace in a command. When so doing, I get obtuse "something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item." errors. I'd appreciate an explanation of why this happens and how ...
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Too much space after integral sign with unicode-math and lualatex

(I had a feeling this was a duplicate, but couldn't find an older question about it. Forgive me if I'm just bad at searching.) Consider the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Space between the two slashes in “http://” too big

I'm using a lot of links with http:// in my document, but the two slashes are too much separated, I'd like them to be more near each other. How do I do this, in a neat way? I'm using a sans-serif ...
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How to remove top margin above \tableofcontents

My contents page would fit on one side, if LateX wouldn't force an automatic whitespace block on top of the table of contents. Is there any way to remove this block and have \tableofcontents start at ...
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Math Spacing in the presence of a trailing/non-trailing comma

I thought I knew how to use a \hphantom{} but don't know of an easy way to handle this case due to the comma. I want to get the text aligned for the X row. I added the appropriate \hphantom{{}+1} ...
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Unwanted vertical separation between tcolorboxes

I am trying to make printer labels for the spine of ring binders. The text is designed to be printed on label paper sheets with A4 format, having top and bottom margins of 26.5mm and left/right ...
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\parskip inserts extra space after floats (and listings)

This question seems to be a duplicate of How to remove the skip after a listing when "\parskip" is increased with "\baselineskip"? but the answer given there doesn’t work although ...
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Extra intervals before and after flushright environment

I am preparing questionnaire template in LaTeX. I have the following code (simplified): \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \framebox{\parbox{4cm}{ \textbf{3. How often do you have a ...
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How can I control the horizontal space between minipages?

I'm trying to place two mini pages next to each other, one with text, one with an image. But my code has them spaced really far apart. How can I bring them together horizontally. I've tried \hspace ...
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xelatex + frenchb introduce extra spaces before some characters in lstlisting blocks

When using babel 'frenchb' with xelatex, spaces are introduced before colons and other characters. This is great for prose, but this is also being applied to code snippets. This yields an unacceptable ...
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The line spacing in the list of algorithms

This is my code: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[chapter]{algorithm} \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5} \begin{document} \begin{spacing}{1.2} \...
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A macro for optimization problems

This question is an extension of Using an array environment inside an xparse command. I was advised to make a separate question for the extension. I would like to thank egreg very much for his help. I ...
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Custom ToC — Put vspace only below chapters that have sections in them

I’m using the titletoc package in the book class. Currently, my chapter entries are configured like this (I left out the unimportant parameters for simplicity): \titlecontents{chapter}[0pc] {\...
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How to reduce the space between the author block and paper text? sig-alternate.cls

I am using the template sig-alternate.cls, but I find that the space between the author block and the paper text is too large, how can I reduce this space? Edit: I want to reduce the space between ...
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Apply \intextsep at top of page

In trying to provide an answer to this question: Two column trouble - positioning of figures and text, I realized that I need to shift the wrapfigure up to account for the extra spacing that the \...
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Remove additional space around \underbrace{…}

How do I remove the additional space that is added when using \underbrace{...}, to get the same width in both lines: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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Different space between \align and \equation

Why produce the align and the equation environment different space between the text. And what can I do, that it have the same? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Long ...
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Keeping the distance between mathematical symbols consistent?

In order to make text flushed both left and right, latex adjusts the distance between words, and to a lesser extent, the distance between characters within a word. This is good, however it also ...
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How to affect the vertical gap between the glossary's name and its body

I'm using the glossaries package for producing of nomenclature/symbols/acronyms lists, but I don't know how to influence the vertical gap between the glossary title and the first glossary entry. ...
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How to remove space after image caption? [duplicate]

I am writing one article in which i need to write one image and its caption. I found space after caption seems to be more than normal. \begin{figure}[!ht] \centering \includegraphics[width=0.7\...
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Spacing around inline equations

What is the parameter determining spacing and stretchability around inline equations? I want to tweak spacing exactly but cannot find where the parameters are.
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Different spacing around equation and align

In my document, I use align and equation, depending on the length of the equation. They are spaced differently, as you can see on the picture below. I read that comments in the empty lines would help,...
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How do I prevent LaTeX from showing a whitespace following a quote when in an lstlistings environment? [closed]

When I am inside the lstlistings environment, it seems that using a quote such as (') or (") will toggle on the showing of whitespace indicators (small little half rectangles). Am I doing something ...
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Indentation in list environment

How can I specify explicitly both the indentation of the label and the actual item's text from the left margin in a list environment. I would like to achieve the following:
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Negative phantom inside equations

The following code produces a negative phantom (from the comment in this answer): \newcommand{\negphantom}[1]{\settowidth{\dimen0}{#1}\hspace*{-\dimen0}} However, when used inside an equation like ...
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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 ...