{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Vertical spacing in tables with math

How can I force LaTeX to vertically center math in a table taking into account subscripts, superscripts, etc? It appears from the output below that LaTeX vertically centered the $JV$ and added the ...
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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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Removing whitespaces caused by separate source files

I have an article which consists of multiple files, a main file with following section includes: \include{Introduction} \include{ProposedProtocol} \include{Comparison} \include{FutureWork} ...
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Removing a half-blank line and precisely calculating a space

Consider the following MWE: Some text, Some text, Some text, Some text, Some text, Some text, Some text, Some text, Some text, Some text, Some text, Some text \begin{enumerate} \item This is a line ...
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Add \par only if last paragraph did not end with displayed math

Background: I have named "sections" (sections for rest of this question) which are conditionally displayed or suppressed based on parameters. To simplify the test case below, these are controlled by ...
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\frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text

When we write it by hand we usually align the 1's in numerator and denominator. Should I change it manually, i.e. defining a command for typing the sum of the geometric progression or is there a ...
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How to measure the vertical space that was typeset without placing it into an environment?

I would like to achieve automatic clearing of a {floatingfigure} at the beginning of a new \section for texts automatically created by Pandoc. For this to work, I am in need of a way to measure the ...
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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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Citing in mla style using & adjusting authortitle-ticomp (and not biblatex-mla)

MLA without biblatex-mla I'd like to set a document conforming to the MLA style. As I was recommended elsewhere, I don't want to do this with biblatex-mla, but instead use the more robust styles that ...
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vspace has no effect in parcolumns

I have following template for my resume wherein I am trying to get rid of the space between two education fields (space between two university entries, this causes my resume to go to second page). The ...
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listings bug: space after quote collapsed when inlined with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: listings bug: space after literate replacement lost with spaceflexible/fullflexible columns I seem to have stumbled upon a minor bug in listings (version 1.4 as of ...
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Writing a limit so that the subscript goes directly underneath

When I write $\lim_{x \rightarrow p} f(x) = q$, the subscript x \rightarrow p appears to the right of the limit, instead of directly underneath it. When I try $\displaystyle \lim_{x \rightarrow p} ...
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Space after comma in units package

I have a problem with using the units package. In my thesis I used it sometimes in math environment, sometimes not. Now I realized that there is an addition space after the comma in math mode. I think ...
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Do starred commands eat up space after them?

Do starred commands eat up spaces after them, like unstarred ones do? That is, is \somecommand* nextword equivalent to \somecommand*nextword? And: Does it depend on the particular way a starred ...
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Defining \xthinspace: Thin space only if not followed by certain characters

Following this 2005 thread from the XeTeX list, I’ve defined a \spaceddash command and assigned it to the Unicode em-dash character U+2014 “—”: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Is there any opposite of newpage?

Is there any command which is the opposite of \newpage/\pagebreak/\clearpage, i.e. which goes back a page instead of going forward, similarly to the way you can use \vspace to move the current ...
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putting spaces within text block

I have a block of text that I would like to automatically break in blocks of equal length. Something like what \num does with numbers. What I need is a definition for what I called \makeBlocks. The ...
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How to define commands that do not consume any space

I want to create an environment that generates special tables and graphs. Inside the environment the user should be able to execute predefined commands that either modify the behavior of the final ...
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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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Reducing white space above date in Letter Class

How can I reduce the amount of whitespace at the top of the page in the letter class? I've added some text to serve as a letterhead, and everything is lined up... but starts way too low! Does anyone ...
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hyperlinks in biblatex

I'm making a biblatex style to solve an issue with the standard styles: if you have a reference with a doi field, it just prints the DOI number, with a clickable link if hyperref is enabled. But a ...
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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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Remove indent with \cite

I don't want to have a space between my bracket and the default square bracket generate by the package cite. When I write: (\cite{ref1,ref2}) the result is: ( [1], [2]) instead of ([1], ...
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“Fill in the missing words” needs line breaking before a \phantom{word}, and a list of removed words

Apologies for the very long title. I'm writing a "fill in the missing words" document. I have made a makro \fjern{} ("remove" in Norwegian) which underlines the argument and places it in a phantom ...
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Vertical spaces above and below longtabu

This is, in a way, a follow-up-question to New table-environment, spaces and enclosing { } in a new environment, which has already been answered conveniently by @egreg. Please compile this MWE to ...
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Aberrant vertical spacing with {align} and friends?

Consider documents with the following preamble: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} Question #1. Why do we get bad alignment with the following code? \noindent ...
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How to append code to a section?

In my scrartcl document I want to change the spacing between sections and the first paragraph. Since I am using the parskip package, the parskip is set to a non-zero value. The \section command uses ...
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Space above chapter with titlesec

The following code gives me some space above the chapter title, that I'd like to avoid: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} \usepackage{titlesec} \titleformat{\chapter}[frame] {} ...
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merge consecutive skips like css

I have a series of figure-like paragraphs generated by a command of mine, and would like to have a minimum amount of vertical space above and below these figure-like paragraphs, but I don't want the ...
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Strange behaviour of titlesec, with colored titlerule

With the following MWE, i get the Section title underlined in black : \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \titleformat{\section}% ...
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\frenchspacing not setting the space factor codes correctly?

When I type \showthe\frenchspacing, I get the following output: > \frenchspacing=macro: ->\sfcode `\.1006\sfcode `\?1005\sfcode `\!1004\sfcode `\:1003\sfcode `\;1002\sfcode `\,1001 . Shouldn't all ...
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Spaces before biblatex-mla shorttitles

I'm using LuaLaTeX with the biblatex-mla style for \autocites* quotes in my text. But before shorttitles like "OED" the spaces are missing. How can they be inserted? Here is a minimal working example: ...
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Spacing between items containing a parbox

I would like to make a list, each entry of which has two pieces of information: a date range, and a description. If there are two separate date ranges that apply to an item, I would like to be able to ...
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LaTeX sphack family of commands.

LaTeX offers a number of commands that can be used in macros that want to be invisible i.e., not leave any extra space when used in the middle of text. These macros include \@esphack, \@bsphack, ...