{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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Reduce horizontal width of miniframe in beamer

I have a beamer presentation with only three sections. Right now they are spaced at equal distances across the slide, but I would like to compress them so that they are spaced evenly in the left hand ...
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How to space before and after a `minted` code block with bgcolor?

I'm using minted to format code samples in my document, and I have set a bgcolor option to make them stand out. By default (as in Harish's answer below) the code block will naturally have some ...
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LaTeX Chapter start on same page, spacing error

I'm trying to use this code for no use of \clearpage for chapters in a report. \makeatletter \patchcmd{\chapter}{\if@openright\cleardoublepage\else\clearpage\fi}{\par}{}{} \makeatother The command ...
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Moving a colorbox down and right not working with vspace and hspace

I have trouble positioning a box and am not sure why this is happening. First, the expected behavior. I want the box to appear 1cm left and 1cm down from my text, like this: \documentclass{article} ...
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What's the difference between ~ and {\mbox{$~$}}

I'm looking at the source code of a book where I found: D.{\mbox{$~$}}Knuth What's the purpose of this?
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Spaces added to occurrences of “{}” in the TeX code

Can anyone explain how to get rid of spaces that are automatically added around arguments provided in curly braces in the main part of a text? Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Autoscale to fit images between paragraphs

Does anyone know to to place an image to fill up a space between paragraphs? My situation is that I have two minipages that must fall on the same page, but they dont take up all the space. Right now ...
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Reduce space after title in two-column article

I have a standard article in two-column format without author or date, only a title. I would like to reduce the vertical space after the title. I tried using \vspace*{-1cm} after \maketitle, but the ...
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List of Todos item whitespace

How can you remove the whitespace between items in \listoftodos from the todonotes package? Update: MWE with correct spacing: \documentclass[twoside,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[dutch]{todonotes} ...
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Changing frame size in mdframed

I am trying to place a box around a definition. Using the package mdframed, I have managed to do so. However, the box is too large, in particular too tall, and it is covering up text appearing above ...
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Space above quote in moderncv banking style

How can I decrease the space above the quote using moderncv banking style, as in the following image: Mock code: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} \moderncvstyle{banking} ...
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Automate correct spacing after ! in math mode

$(2n)!/\bigl(n!\,(n+1)!\bigr)$ $${52!\over13!\,13!\,26!} + 33!! - y$$ $(2n)!/\bigl(n!(n+1)!\bigr)$ $${52!\over13!13!26!} + 33!! - y$$\bye How could we automate the spacing after !? As explained in ...
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Split the title of a table into more than one row

Suppose I had the following; \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{|c|c|} \hline \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{Table1} \\ \hline A very long equation with k as input & Answer \\ \hline 1 & ...
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Vanishing spaces between words inside a QRcode

When the text of a QRcode comes from a \newcommand{\TextInsideQRcode}, the spaces between the words vanish. Is there a way to maintain the spaces between the words ? \documentclass[]{article} ...
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Eliminating whitespace around characters within TikZ nodes

I want to "glue together" single characters in TikZ by putting each character in a node and placing them next to each other. However even with inner sep=0 and outer sep=0 there remains a space. The ...
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how to add blank space before colon in figure caption

my thesis template is using caption package for figure captions and when i added figure like this \begin{figure}[h] \centering ...
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Too high footer on (custom) title page in scrartcl

I wanna have custom title page in my document created with scrartcl class. I'm using titlepage environment (which I believe sets thispagestyle=empty). Still I have rather high footer: just as in ...
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Avoid table overlaying with another column in IEEEtran

I am trying to create a table which is occupying end to end in the IEEEtran paper. If the table comes in the first column, then the text on the right column overwrite the remaining columns of the ...
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How to save space displaying “max x \in [a,b]”?

I just create a summary for usage in my exam and there are a lot of information worth to be on this summary page. k=1,...,n below max is a waste of space (I have more than 10 of these wasted lines ...
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How to control space after a \makebox

This MWE is part of an exam. Before each question I put a box in the left margin that includes the question number and the max score. For this MWE only, I changed the \makebox into a \framebox to ...
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How to allow for some space between introduced Programming Code and text

I'm using the following ( the latex code is not from my authorship, I just used one from a question I asked here a long time ago.) \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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French spacing for semicolon in math mode

When writting mathematics in a french document, you should use the semicolon instead of the comma to separate the coordinate of a vector or a point (for example). The problem is that in math mode, ...
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How do I add a space at the beginning of each line

I am a beginner with TeX. I am trying to put a few spaces at the beginning of the line. Or a tab, whatever would work. But whatever I try it just puts space on the first line. My questions: How do I ...
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I want vertical space between my picture and paragraph, both horizontal and vertical spaces needed

{get rid of the graphics if needed] Can anyone show me how this can properly be written? How should I use paragraph? I'm honestly lost \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Make `enumerate` start from a new line [duplicate]

I'd like to put enumerate on a new line, but cannot use \newline because there is no line to end! Here is the code: \newtheorem*{quoz}{Teoremi del quoziente} \begin{quoz} % \newline here does not ...
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Impact of enclosing lines with curly brackets [duplicate]

When I compile the following (almost identical) two pieces of code, there is much more vertical space between both words in the first example than in the second example: % Much space between the ...
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Horizontal spacing in “align” mode

I write gamma symbol with indices in normal math mode as follows; \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $$ \Gamma^{\alpha} \\ _{\mu \nu} $$ \end{document} This is ...
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Spacing rules for operatorname

When does extra space get inserted by \operatorname? In the example below it appears extra spacing is inserted in the second and third case, but not the first. Why? \documentclass{report} ...
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Some extra space in references IEEE

I have write this code (a simple citation): \noindent to an acceptable level of approximation. Alternatively, some authors~\cite{roussas1997course} simply require that: And used this command, for ...
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operatorname and mathbin spacing

It seems like operators (e.g. \sin) don't mix nicely with binary operations (e.g. \circ). An example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\sin \circ f$ $\mathrm{sin} ...
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LaTeX Beamer: Define \itemsep globally

In LaTeX Beamer, I'm trying to set \itemsep globally. I've already tried the following, but it doesn't work: \documentclass[14pt]{beamer} \setbeamertemplate{itemize/enumerate body ...
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Undesired spacing before \sqrt[n]{x}, proper way to fix?

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ J(\sqrt[n]{x}) \] \end{document} compiles into this: The spacing after the opening parentheses is ugly. What's the ...
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Less spacing at the end of equation lines using Split environment

Does anyone know why in the equation produced by the following code, the plus signs at the end of the first and second lines have less space on their left sides compared to the other plus signs? and ...
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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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figure 2 for Crossed Ladders Problem

I'd like to draw triangle like the following: but using the following code which produces: The code must represent the structure of the triangle, like that: ...
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figure 1 for Crossed Ladders Problem

i would like creat report for the solution of that problem http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1124801/crossed-ladders-problem so i need to create some figurs with latex to make solution more ...
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Itemize and multicolumn : top space despite topsep being set to 0pt [duplicate]

Please consider the following MWE : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{longtable} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{array} % Thanks daleif ! \makeatletter ...
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change delimiter (slash) size in math mode

I use the division sign, together with an underscore and smash: $\underline{\smash{X/P}}$ The result is the following: How can I reduce the lower part of the slash, so it does not suppress the ...
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Align bullet points in two side-by-side itemized lists

I'm trying to create two side-by-side bullet point lists in a document, where each point lines up with the corresponding point in the other list, even when one of the points has multiple lines. So ...
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Too large gaps between equations or paragraphs [duplicate]

I am using a specific preamble for my thesis, a preamble which I cannot say I completely understand. Sometimes large gaps appear between paragraphs or between text and math equations although there is ...
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Why <space> is ignored after a block and esc-<space> is not?

My setup: web2cTeX (TeX Live). Consider these two files, which are supposed to produce the same output. --- file1.tex --- \centerline{ab}\ % cd \bye --- file2.tex --- \centerline{ab} % cd \bye ...
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Image covers whole of a column and not at desired location

I am new to Latex and want to insert a figure into my document. I used following commands: \begin{figure}[hbtp] \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{PTS.eps} \caption{Figure PTS} \end{figure} ...
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@{} removing the vertical line for the header row of table

I'd like to remove the horizontal spacing between the text and table lines. I am using @{}, but it removes the vertical line of the table for the first row. Does anyone know why? ...
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I want a really small underbrace

This question is related to, but distinct from Oversized \underbrace's label causes unwanted spacing. My issue isn't with the spacing of the label, but with the size of the underbrace itself. ...
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Why does hanging indent with \everypar mess up table spacing?

I'm trying to add a hanging indent to every paragraph of a particular column of a table: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} ...
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unwanted vertical spacing in supertabular with babel

I have a question regarding supertabular and babel. Whenever I'm using different language specifications inside a cell, there is a slight vertical space, which is not there when there is no language ...
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Alignment of CV Reference in ModernCV

I'm using the latex template for CV from here CV Template. For reference, I added these lines \newcommand{\cvdoublecolumn}[2]{% \cvline{}{% ...
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Problem Using \hfill to Justify Text [duplicate]

I am writing a resume using the scrartcl,currvita, and classicthesis packages. Everything else is fine but I have run into a problem correctly justifying some dates along the right side of the page. ...
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Why is the spacing different after a multiline array environment?

My goal is to get equal line spacing between text and array environments. This mostly works without any modification, except for one case: If the array environment consists of more than one line, the ...
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Left-justified text forced to the right

I am creating a letterhead or other heading to be used at the top of invoices and the like and am having an issue with the spacing of one element: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...