{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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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Removing strange vertical space after first (customized) \item

I have a custom environment properties (that is almost ready for release to Github) that works like so: \begin{properties} \item[no max in reals] \forall a \in \Re, \exists b \in \Re : a < b ...
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What's causing extra white space to the left of my standalone TikZ image?

I have extra whitespace to the left of a TikZ image produced in a standalone environment: I don't know why this is occurring. I thought perhaps the left projector bounding box, but the right ...
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Increase space between listings env. and surrounding text

How can I set the space between a listing (lstlisting) and text that surrounds it? Is there a parameter I can set at the beginning of my document, that controls this? I tried framesep, but it just ...
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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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Spaces behind \textgreater not working as expected

I have the following code: \textit{WMC \textgreater average} But the text looks like this: WMC >average It does not even change if I add even more spaces. So what am I doing wrong?
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Footnote being pushed to after a float page.

I have somewhat bizarre footnote placement in a document that I'm typing. Unfortunately, I'm also having trouble reducing it to a minimum not-working example as this behaviour seems to depend on many ...
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Why are there no spaces in Hangul-Words (XeLaTeX - xeCJK)

This is my minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} \setCJKmainfont{Batang} \begin{document} 나는 남자를 이다 \end{document} As you see, there are spaces between the ...
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Use of optional argument stretch in \parbox

I'm having some difficulty on how to use the "stretch" optional argument of \parbox. Is it supposed to equally interspace lines of text inside a box of determined size? If I code it like: ...
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Gauss package: gmatrix not equivalent to corresponding amsmath environment

The following quote is taken from the gauss package documentation: The package defines a new matrix environment gmatrix which behaves just like Latex's and AMS-Latex's matrix. But when using ...
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How do I stop a table where the margin falls, rather than using the textwidth command?

I've been having some problems with nesting tables in the tabularx environment. Basically, I would like each table to stop at the margin. Ordinarily, I would achieve this with \textwidth as the width ...
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TikZ: remove margin, padding, border around nodes containing images

I want to create a simple figure where images are connected with arrows. Here is what I did: \begin{tikzpicture} \node[](A) {\includegraphics[width=0.2\textwidth]{a}}; \node[right=1mm of A](B) ...
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Numbers too close to figure captions in List of Figures, can this be fixed without changing the class?

On my List of Figures page, my figures go up to 4 digits, such as Figure 13.14. This causes the figure list to be right up against the text, such as: 13.9 My figure 13.10My next figure I need to ...
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How can I hide the chapter headings number on LaTeX and change the spacing?

I'm writing my Thesis but I have run into some layout troubles, I'm using the standard book document class, which results in my Chapters headings in the form of: Chapter # Name of my chapter ...
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Troubleshooting extra spaces

My document has lots of extra whitespace appearing between various elements. The problems appear around one macro which appears multiple times. After every line in the macro, I've placed %'s, however, ...
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titlesec: Vertical space that I don't want

Again me, still trying to emulate a very specific layout... I used the titlesec package to define chapter and section titles, and am very pleased with the outcome... except of some ponts' worth of ...
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Reduce Spacing In $<a>$

In math, one often needs to put a letter inside the symbols <>, e.g. to denote a cyclic group <x> generated by some element x. However, plain text displays the symbols < and > as an ...
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Multiple authors don't fit on one line

I am working with the article class. I have four authors. Unfortunately, they are just a tiny bit too wide to fit on one line. (I'm talking less than a quarter inch from the margins I had set.) How ...
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Swallowed space after \tnote

I'm using threeparttable to add table notes to a tabu tabular*. A common use case is to have a note at the end of a cell. If the note is however not added to a cell's last word, the following space is ...
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Add a symbol in ToC between the section number and its section

My problem is that there exists an overlap between the symbol to introduce and the section title; it is manifest with two \heartsuits \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tocloft} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Grouping Negates Effect of \centering

Why does the use of \begingroup, \endgroup negate the effect of centering in the MWE? The MWE below yields a left aligned figure (not desired), with subsequent text on the left (desired): But if ...
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Spurious blank space when adding a member to a database within \foreach

The MWE adds blank space proportional to the maximum value of the \foreach iteration: Why is this and how do I eliminate this additional space? Note: This problem seems similar to an earlier ...
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How to write spaces between Korean words with XeCJK?

I'm just trying to get LaTeX output spaces between Korean words. At the moment all it can do is to give long chains of syllables just like in Chinese or in Japanese, ignoring all the spaces I set. ...
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Removing vertical space before and after tabbing environment

When I write \begin{tabbing} \hspace{4in}\= \kill % set up two tab positions {\bf University }, {\it City, NW} \> PhD, Physics (2007-2011)\\ \end{tabbing} Methodology and numerical ...
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Include image with spaces in path directory to be processed with dvips

I have the following image that I wish to include in my document: wget http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/figures/1471-2164-10-37-1-l.jpg -O exampleImg.jpg I need to compile via dvi. I covert ...
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Spaces in files names in \input or \includegraphics

I'm going crazy... I have a file I want to include which path is C:\Users\Matthieu\Documents\Folder withOneSpace\myFile.tex. (As you can see with the \, I'm on windows actually) I tried the ...