{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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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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fleqn document class option, long text lines, and hyperref package

When the fleqn option is used, the vertical spacing before an equation placed right after a "long" text line (exactly \linewidth I would say) is improperly set up. See below: From the mathmode user ...
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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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center and \centering both add space above; \centerline does not

The nag package suggests I use the center environment in LaTeX, rather than the TeX \centerline command. When I do that, however, I find that the former inserts a blank line above the line (in my ...
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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 ...
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Increase height of fancyhdr header

How would one increase the height of the \fancyhead{} so that the text in the main body, doesn't collide with the title? I have the following MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt,oneside]{article} ...
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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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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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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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Vertical space between chapter title and top in book document class

Does anyone know how to change the distance between a chapter title (or table of contents title, or...) and the top of the page, when using the book document class? I'm satisfied with the rest of the ...
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Increasing Letterspace for words in caps or small caps

Some typographers say it's a good habit to increase the letterspace when writing words in caps or small caps. So my question is, how to do it with pdflatex and/or xelatex? And while we're at it, which ...
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\colon for maps in opposite direction

Using \colon gives correct spacing for a map $F\colon C\to D$ in one direction. But writing $L\colon C\rightleftarrows D\colon R$ for a couple of maps in both directions (e.g. for an adjunction) gives ...
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How to remove top and bottom whitespace of longtable?

I am using longtable instead of tabular environment and noticed that it puts some additional whitespace at the top and at the bottom of the table. Is there some way to remove it (something less hacky ...
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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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Size of TikZ ellipse node

When I set the minimum size of an ellipse in a tikzpicture environment, it expands into a circle if the inner content does not grow as large as the ellipse shape itself. Is there any way around it? ...
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how to display upright letters in math mode without manually creating space?

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \title{Title} \author{Author} \begin{document} \maketitle $\{ n \mid n\ \mbox{is\ even} \}$ \end{document} Since it is a relatively rare occasion for me to ...
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Best practices for spacing regarding fractions and roots?

My problem is that I am about to write a longer mathematical text, and it will be filled with integrals. Integrals tend to be filled with pesky fractions, square roots and what not. Personally I feel ...
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control vertical space before and after verbatim environment?

How do I control how much vertical space appears before and after a verbatim environment? With the following source (run through pdflatex): \documentclass[varwidth]{standalone} \begin{document} text ...
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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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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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Extra page at beginning of appendix containing big figures

I have an appendix that contains two full-page figures. The first page of the appendix is always blank except for the title -- I suspect this is a common problem with appendices of full page figures. ...
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Compute remaining horizontal space in align environment

I use align* often and sometimes it is preferable to add text to the right hand side of an equation instead of using \intertext, or \shortintertext, which tends to interrupt the math flow. This is ...
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parenthesis around underbrace too big

I have the problem that I want to have an equation with underbrace but the surrounding parenthesis shall not include the underbrace, i.e. should have the size as if the underbrace wasn't there. Here ...
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Space on the right hand side of a unary math operator

I know that \mathop{...} is used to give some space on the both sides of the binary operator. Could anyone tell what to use to give some space only on the right hand side of an unary math operator? ...
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Hyperref adds vertical space to listings

When I input a listing with \lstinputlisting from the listings package, I get an additional vertical space, when I use this in combination with the hyperref package. As the picture shows, a certain ...
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Spacing after itemize inside a tabular

I have a problem with the spacing after an itemize inside a tabular. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{framed} ...
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ignoring vertical space due to underbraces in cases environment

In the following formula, I would like to change the rendering such that the lower end of the "cases" brace looks as if there were no underbraces. Is that possible? I already tried \smash and negative ...
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Suppress \unspace command to force biblatex to add spaces (DIN 1505)

DIN 1505 requires breakable interword spaces in front of punctuation. A bibliography entry is supposed to look like this: Lastname1, Firstname1 ; Lastname2, Firstname2: Title : Subtitle [...] ...
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Change spacing around binary operators

I'd like to change spacing around binary operators and this issue is discussed there: How to change default for spacing around binary relations? Is there way how to change spacing in math and ...
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Tabular: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines

I read all the questions regarding the error message Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines but I am still not sure if my code is correct. The problem is with the tabular of a table. ...
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Remove spaces after a custom definition

As scientific species names should be written in italic, I have adopted a shortcut to do this in LaTex by creating a definition in the preamble: \def\GM{{\it Gadus morhua~}} Then it's easy to call ...
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Horizontal Spacing: double \hspace removal?

\addvspace can be used to create commands which can be stacked together without creating unnecessary padding. This is useful for creating commands which start and end with \addvspace so that they can ...
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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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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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Excess vertical space in mdframed ending with display math environment

When the mdframed environment ends with an align there is excess vertical spacing at the bottom. I would like to adjust the MyBoxedEnvironment environment such that the vertical space at the bottom ...
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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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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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How to repeat text

I get interesting errors with the following macro. Mostly it works, but I get extra spaces after \noindent (but not after \newline). I tried using \loop or \whiledo (from ifthen) but get stack ...
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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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Putting a coloured background behind text without adding whitespace

Consider this: I want to be able to highlight text like this without adding space around it -- so each word in the first line should line up with the corresponding word in the second line. (I know ...
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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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Change vertical space of chapters temporarly in Table of Contents

I have grouped sections nicely below of chapters in ToC, so that there is no space between chapter and following sections, but there is some space between last section and following chapter. All this ...
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latex tabular issue

I am creating a tabular in LaTeX. I want one column to be as small as possible, with no inter column spacing, so that it's just enough to fit the text. I know the answer to this question: I need to ...
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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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How to distribute narrow expressions along a line?

I want something like this: two narrow equations/words equally distributed along the linewidth. I used next code: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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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 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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Spacing between tables

I need to adjust the vertical spacing between three tables as defined in the following MWE. \vspace{30pt} only works for between the second and third table. I'm suspecting this has something to do ...
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LaTeX: how to change indentation of chapter and sections in report document class?

It seems like relative to the paragraph text, the chapter and section titles have a default indentation that I'd like to manually set. Is there a way to do this using \setlength{\...}{} ? I'd ...
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Wrapfigure apparently creating dummy space on a following page

The example below is a newsletter with two news items. The first item has a wrapfigure to include a graphic. The second does not But the resulting PDF (made with PDFLaTeX) has a blank area close to ...