{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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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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Difference between \mskip and \mkern

What are the differences between \mskip and \mkern? The TeXbook writes the following (ch. 18): You can insert math glue into any formula just by giving the command ‘\mskip⟨muglue⟩’. [...] ...
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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 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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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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Too much space around wrap figure

I am using the wrapfig package to have my text around the figure but there is too much space around it as you can see below. Here is the code that I am using, I looked at the wikibook on LaTeX for ...
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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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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 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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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} ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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\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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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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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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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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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} ...
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Grouping the list of listings by chapter

I am using the listings package. I want to print out a list of listings, which I can do. The thing is that in the other listings the typesetter "groups" figures/tables by chapter. Is it possible to ...
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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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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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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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\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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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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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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Adjusting left/right margins of a wrapfig

Is there a (simple) way to adjust the white space to the left or right of a wrapfigure? I'd like to reduce the whitespace on the left side of a right-floated figure. Adding \hspace moves the figure ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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\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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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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Empty line (in code) before enumerate environment

I like my code to look like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item test text \begin{enumerate} \item 1 \item 2 \item 3 \item 4 \item 5 ...
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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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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 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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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 ...