{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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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, ...
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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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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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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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Spacing before and after with \newtheoremstyle

I want to define my own theorem style for examples. I want them to be numbered the same way as theorems (so Example 2.4 follows Theorem 2.3); I want them to be formatted exactly the same as theorems ...
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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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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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Decrease space before and after chapter in fncychap

I would like to decrease the space before and after the chapter name due to space constraints. I am using the fncychap. Here is the MWE: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[Glenn]{fncychap} ...
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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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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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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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moderncv banking style: How to move the title block all the way to the left?

In have used banking style in the moderncv class. I have modified things a bit. The code is so huge and messy that for me to provide the MWE would be impossible. In, the moderncvstylebanking.sty file, ...
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Extra whitespace at top of xymatrix

I'm making some slides where I want to show permutations with little diagrams of dots and arrows. Here is my attempt to depict the permutation 12345 --> 31245: \documentclass{article} ...
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vertical spacing on enumitem

In the example below I want the enumerate list to essentially be ``inline'' with the word Example from the example environment. It works perfectly with text or enumerate* (inline list), but I cannot ...
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Spurious blank space when loading a datatool database

I am getting spurious blank spaces inserted upon loading a dtltool db. The MWE below produces links to all the image files named with a prefix the same as the .tex file: But if I comment out the ...
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How to remove the skip after a listing when “\parskip” is increased with “\baselineskip”?

I've increased \parskip with \baselineskip to use the "skipped" paragrahs style instead of the default "indented" style. However, this causes all listings to automatically include a baselineskip ...
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Single Spacing Long Subsection Header in Table of Contents

I'm assembling my master's thesis in latex, using my university's provided latex style file. They mandate that if you have a long entry in the table of contents / list of figures et cetera, that the ...
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uniform spacing between words and sentences

I would like to specify a particular global setting in my thesis, so that every time I use the space tab in my keyboard, I get the exact same appearance in my latex document. As of now, that is not ...
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How can I narrow down these gaps?

I am writing my curriculum vitae, but I have one question. In the first image, there are spaces between different sections. (Between contact and phone, between education and Seoul~~,....) Thus, I ...
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Big space between subsection, text and graphics

I have a problem with space between subsection, text and image. I have code: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage{caption} \begin{document} \subsection{Some ...
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Not wanted space before marginpar

At the moment I'm working on a little report. Therefore I had to redefine the \marginpar{} command new because I wanted it in a smaller font-size compared to the 'normal text'. The code I've written ...
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Why does the setspace package change my fancyhdr design?

After hours of debugging, I finally found out that the header of my bibliography's last page is changed by using spacing in the text. Now my world is turned upside down. Please have a look at this ...
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Vertical spacing for two consecutive figure environments

I think I'm not going to solve my problem with the Floats and positioning of figures. I have 4 diagramms and I need to place them on two pages and at the end of the second page the caption for all 4 ...
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Whitespace problems with DVIPNG with LaTeX

I am trying to use LaTeX to output DVI files, then use DVIPNG to make images for, say, a website. The problem is when I take something like this: \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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How do I remove the occasional vertical space at the top of the page? [closed]

I have a one-inch top margin, which works fine. BUT, if I have a page that's particularly empty (because LaTeX decides not to start a new section toward the bottom of the page), all the text on the ...
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Removing top space of itemize inside a multicolumn

My previous question was tagged as duplicate, yet the solution given in the link does not solve my problem. I am trying to suppress the blank space on the top of the itemize environment. I tried to ...
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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 ...
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How to remove line breaks before and after theorems?

By default, in the amsthm package, when you begin a theorem, LaTeX begins on a new line, and when you end the theorem, it also jumps to a new line. How can you prevent this behavior? For example, I ...
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How to remove vertical space between header and body of text?

I'm writing a Statement of Purpose, in which I've opted to leave out the title altogether, and instead put the details of myself (name, program etc) in the header. While this works fine, I have ...
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Removing vertical space inside \maketitle

In \documentclass{article}, the \maketitle command results in a lot of wasted vertical space. Is there any way for me to remove it? In other words, I'd like the author to appear directly below the ...
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How can I decrease spaces between equations?

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \renewcommand\baselinestretch{1.5} \begin{document} \chapter{Test} Text text text text text text text text text text \begin{equation} 1 + 2 + 3 = 6 ...