{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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why is there no space after \sc when using it as a macro? [duplicate]

Here is a MWE that explains it: \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\scmacro}{{\sc macro}} \begin{document} why is there no space after \scmacro even though there is space in the document? ...
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reduce space before and after verse environment

I want to reduce globally in a document the vertical space before and after a verse environment. The MWE shows the problem, with output: I would like not to use other packages, because I want to ...
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Alignment problem with enumerate

This simple table is not working out for me. The first item in the table does not align with the others, see picture. I can not figure out why not. Thank you. \begin{enumerate} ...
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Aligning numbered elements with custom spacing

I am trying to achieve the following result: 1. Section 1 Some text here 1.1 Subsection 1 Some text here (a) Some text here (b) Some text here (i) Some text ...
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How to make two lists of text appear side by side and lined up

I'm new to Latex and this forum. I want to make two columns of text: SAT:--------------------------SAT Subject Tests: Critical Reading: 800------------Biology: 800 Math: ...
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\nopagebreak in longtable results in undesired negative vertical space

System: XeTeX Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99992 (TeX Live 2015/W32TeX). MWE (with a grid superimposed to help visualizing the issue): \documentclass[12pt]{book} ...
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Centering the section headings, but having the multines horizontally aligned wrt to the first line of the title

EDIT: I tried the solutions by @Bernard and @egreg. both the solutions work for multiline headings, that is to say that, the title is centered and all the lines of the titles are at the same distance ...
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Spacing after description environment

I'm using the description environment for a list. The problem is that the text after the description list appears like this: item1 item2 item3 text text ... while I want something like this: ...
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Longtable spacing: \LTpre and \LTpost don't seem to work, boldface adds extra space

I use XeTeX Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99992 (TeX Live 2015/W32TeX). I am typesetting a book with lots of sloppypar with longtables. I followed this thread to use \LTpre and \LTpost to reduce spacing ...
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Reducing the huge space before the first line of the KOMA letter class

How can i reduce the vertical space to the start of the letter? \documentclass[fontsize=12pt,firstfoot=false]{scrlttr2} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{% ...
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What is plus1filll? [duplicate]

In the beamer manual on pg 64 they introduce the following suggestion on how to insert a horizontal navigation bar \insertsectionnavigationhorizontal{.5\textwidth}{\hskip0pt plus1filll}{} They ...
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pushing contents against the right margin, if there is space

I'd like \mycomment in the document below to be such that it automatically puts its argument against the right margin on the current line if it fits and otherwise against the right margin on the next ...
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apply spacing rules of a usual character to a special one

My question is, in short: how to apply the spacing rules for the french guillemets «, » to the single guillemet ‹ and ›, when I enter them directly from the keyboard (or copy paste) ? the spacing ...
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Operator with different spacing for binary operations

I want to create a macro \d where something like $4+\d x$ is interpreted as $4+d\! x$ but $\int f(x) \d x$ is interpreted as $\int f(x) \,d\! x$ In essence, I want the macro to ...
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Spacing before parenthesis in math mode

Suppose, I have something like \overline{q}_{l m_1}'(i) \overline{q}_{l m_2}'(i) \overline{q}_{l m_3}'(i) Now, this renders to which looks rather unpleasant. How can I reduce the spaces in front ...
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Reduce space in TOC between section groups

I have the following TOC: section 1 subsection 1.1 ...................... 2 section 2 subsection 2.1 ...................... 2 How can i reduce the spacing between the first 'group' of ...
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tex4ht turning the unbreakble space by ~ into unbreakable space in the html

Following my problem concerning spaces from unbreakable (thin) space inside « », for tex4ht I edited my message with the following use of the working trick from @michal.h21 ...
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keeping \parskip=0pt in HTML with take4ht

I have a problem with setting \parskip=0pt, not in my .pdf, but in my .html I want a new environment with \parskip=0pt, but make4ht -ul myfile.tex does not respect my deifnition. There seems to be a ...
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How to equalize the spaces above and below the theorem?

When I use the following code, \documentclass{amsbook} \makeatletter \def\ps@spheadings{\ps@empty \def\@evenhead{\normalfont\scriptsize \rlap{\thepage}\hfil \leftmark{}{}}% ...
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How to prevent XeLaTeX from dynamically enlarging or shrinking space after comma?

See the following output. Question How to prevent XeLaTeX from dynamically enlarging or shrinking space after comma? force XeLaTeX to break long sentences automatically without having to ...
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unbreakable (thin) space inside « », for tex4ht

EDIT: @michal.h21 you tip works well, but if I use a numerical code such as &#8201; for thin space, instead of its name &thinsp; in your modified trick, \def\mythinspace{\HCode{<span ...
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Prevent small, automatic spaces from splitting a word

I'm not sure if this is fundamental to LaTeX, or if this depends on the viewer, but I am facing the following phenomenon: \texttt{\textit{C}D} When I run pdflatex and view the result (in Okular) ...
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Correct way to write words with - in formula

I am wondering if there is a generally preferred way to write words with - in formula. For example: $k-distance$ or $k \textit{-} distance$ of maybe something better?
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Spacing around variables in math-mode

I'm using mtpro2 for math. In the original math-alphabet (the font mtpro2 uses), the letters seem to have greater spacing around them than what I would like. For example: $ GM = tc^3 $ produces ...
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how to make the in-line math equation as shown in the figure beautifully arranged in text?

When discussing and explaining some math equations, I sometimes prefer to use in-line equations (created by use $ ... $ in the text) in the text environment, as shown ONLY in the last two lines. ...
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CurVe document class: Adjust the space between entry's key and content

I am editing my CV with the CurVe document class. Is there any way to freely change the default space between the entry's key and its content? (as shown by the red arrow in the image below) A ...
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Why does Latex add arbitrary spacing between equations when using multicolumn?

After using multicolumn to divide up the page into three columns, some of my equations massive space in between the texts For example: The left most column, we see that there are spaces between the ...
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priming labeled arrows correctly

Using two macros to get the labeled arrows and its primed counterpart: \newcommand{\labarrow}[1]{\ensuremath{\overset{#1}{\rightarrow} }} ...
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Using ctexart documentclass and compile with pdfTex, is it possible to automatically add space between Chinese and letters or numbers?

In xelatex, space is automatically added between Chinese and letters, even if the there is no space in tex source. See here. But I found xelatex is slow, so I want to use PdfTex. So here is the ...
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Spacing in displayed equations with a piece of text in the middle

In order to avoid an excess of symbolism, I like to typeset displayed equations with some text replacing some connective, as in (\forall x\in \mathbb{N}: \{1,\dots,x-1\} \subseteq B) ...
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tabularx: use empty space between X and r

Want to use the empty space between X and r: \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{Xrrrr} \hline & X1 & X2 & X3 & X4 \\ \hline A & 1\% & 2\% & 2\% & 2.0\% \\ B & ...
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List of Boxes Detail

I was wondering if someone knows how to "tell" LaTeX to print an Index of Boxes ("Recuadros" for me), in a similar way to the regular Index of Tables. In the last case there is an extra space between ...
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colored underline with vertical spacing

How can I add a vertical spacing between the underline and other items by adjusting the \colorunderline command? \documentclass[12pt,b5paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{color} ...
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XeTeX: special \XeTeXcharclass needed for null glues

\XeTeXcharclass for glues (including null ones) is 255. High punctuation spacing in French with XeTeX is based on \XeTeXcharclass and \XeTeXinterchartoks both in polyglossia and babel/frenchb. As a ...
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Remove space after cases environment

After I write a begin cases environment, usually there appears a big space which bothers me. I do not know how to remove it. $\Hom(V,U)=\begin{cases}\{i:V\rightarrow U\vert i(v)=v, \forall v\in V\}, ...
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Changing the dimension of an arrow

I'm drawing a commutative diagram using the package tikzd. The problem is that the lenght of the arrows is too much. So I'm tring to find a way to reduce it. I'm using the command \arrow to draw the ...
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Exponent + square root + fraction: how to make look nice?

I have the following equation: \begin{equation}}e^{i\sqrt{\frac{\omega\mu_0\sigma z}{2}}}\end{equation} It is a fraction within a square root which is part of an exponent. Any idea how to make ...
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Columns Environment Spacing

I'm making a poster using beamerposter and I'm having some trouble with column spacing. I want to have a column that spans the entire width of the poster for my title, institution, etc. and then 3 ...
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Space after symbol and the letters after the symbol

I got this table. \begin{table}[h] \caption{Table caption} \centering \renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.25} \begin{tabular}{ l | 1 | 1 | 1 } \hline Something [Nr] & \Delta y ...
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Anki latex spacing

I am using Anki with the following header: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \special{papersize=3in,5in} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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space between item and paragraph in enumerate

I'm writing a list in this form: \begin{enumerate} \item Question 1... \item[a)] Something 1... \item[b)] Something 2... \item Question 2... \item[a)] Something 3... \item[b)] Something 4... \item ...
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How to have multiple lines of intertext within align* environment?

So I have two sets of equations that I'd like to be aligned, but they're broken up by two lines of text, the second of which should be indented. MWE with Comments \documentclass{article} ...
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Using \textstyle with \pmod

If I'm in a displayed equation but I want the \sum symbol to appear as it does in inline formulas, I can just put \textstyle in my equation. I thought that writing \textstyle would also force \pmod to ...
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Suppress spurious blank/newline created by a package

A package I use creates a spurious line break. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ()(\usepgflibrary{arrows.meta})()% spurious line break ()(\tikzset{mytip /.tip = ...
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Extra space around nodes in forest multiline mode

In multiline mode (align=center) in forest, there is extra vertical space around the node. The first tree below is not in multiline mode. The second is in multiline mode, and there is extra space ...
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How to make the spaces tighter

I would like to ask you if you can tell me how can I redefine the command of \frenchspacing in LaTeX so there will be a little bit (only a little bit) tighter spaces between words than spaces in the ...
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Remove spaces above and below cmidrule [duplicate]

I'm using booktabs to create table and use cmidrule to span a line across a few columns. The problem is when the cells have background color, the spaces around cmidrule makes it look really bad. ...
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How to do the spacing?

Could somebody please help me out with this. I want the three functions to start at the same place after the names as in the picture. I'm not sure in which environment I should do it. This is what ...
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How to view the result of \showthe\abovedisplayskip in TeXnic Center?

How is it possible to view the value of \showthe\abovedisplayskip in TeXnic Center + MikTex 2.9 + Windows 7? I tried writing the command in a document (type article) and view the result as pdf is ...
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real MetaPost space

In MetaPost I label something with: Label(1)(percent, ", 269 GiB") (inwards, 0) withcolor (1, 1, 0) ; Unfortionately the space after the comma and the space between 269 and GiB is represented by a ...