{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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Spacing between items in quote environment

I am wondering how to change the spacing between block quotes within one single quote environment. I would like to change this globally, and without having to use an environment other than quote. ...
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gb4e: phantom, spacing

In order to provide my interlinear examples with a preamble line providing context, I use \pream and \pglt from gb4e: remove extra space below preamble/header lines. This works perfectly fine, unless ...
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Paragraph delimiters that disappear at the tops and bottoms of pages (like \vspace)

Books of poetry, or collections of short prose expressions, are often delimited by ornaments. I would like a command that inserts an ornament between paragraphs, but that disappears at the top or ...
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How to add an empty line between paragraphs?

I have two sections which I'd like to separate by an empty line. Every time I press Enter, LyX removes that empty line between paragraphs. How do I prevent this?
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Shift page up slightly. Can't get \enlargethispage*{-2\baselineskip} to work

How would I shift up my 2nd page to the 1st page? There seems to be a lot of space left on the 1st page but I can't get the 2nd page to move up to the 1st page. I tried using ...
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Package parskip to add more (or remove) vertical space

If you want vertical space between your paragraphs and no indentation, then as I have seen, the best solution is to use the parskip package. But in the documentation that package has no options, so ...
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Fix spacing of a chemfig in tabular environnement

I have a tabularcontaining several chemical formulas and unfortunately, even though the text is spaced correctly the molecules touch the border like this: Code : \subsubsection{Groupes} ...
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Space below the box in mdframed package doesn't appear

I am using the mdframed package along with the options skipabove and skipbelow and although the vertical space above the box is appearing, as it should, the space below does't appear! What am I doing ...
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How to automatically remove additional space introduced by primes of left superscripts?

I need to use left superscripts. I know that there are packages as mathtools, tensor and leftidx. But they all suffer from the same typographical problem. If I typeset a left superscript and this ...
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Extra Space in beginning of Reference

I am facing an issue in my PhD thesis. Reference 1 & 4 are fine, in 2 and 3 there is a extra white space in beginning (i.e) after the reference number. Source Code ...
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HZ typesetting system in plain TeX

How can I use the hz typesetting engine with plain TeX and pdfTeX? I read about it in TUG Vol 36 no.2, Peter Karow.
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How do I remove extraneous whitespace after a section heading?

No matter what I do, I can't make the extra whitespace in the right column go away. I want the paragraph to be just below the heading, but Latex keeps trying to align the bottom of the columns. How ...
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Align equal signs too much spacing in cases

I am trying to write two equations that will be aligned at the equal signs and also connected together at the left with a curly bracket (like a piecewise definition), but when I use the \begin{cases} ...
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Irregular spacing around a user-defined environment

I have defined an environment for consistently typesetting a pair of alternative assumptions being made. The idea is that wherever I make an assumption, the assumptions are indented and on the left ...
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Reduce space before and after an environment

A simple(?) question, how do I reduce the space before and after a environment? I suppose I'm after a redefine environment command that I can put at the top of my document. Example I'm using ...
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Vertical Spacing inside theorem environment

I am using theorem environment to separate different exercises assigned as homework. So my plan is to write exe's description, move a few lines below and then give my solution. I am using \vspace{3cm} ...
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Uneven spacing around blockquote

For my dissertation, which I am in the final stages of formatting, I am required to use double-spacing for the main text and single-spacing for blockquotes. But this has somehow produced the annoying ...
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\hbox overflow, Friggeri fancy CV

I'm VERY new to LaTeX so the searches I have done have lead to zero progress in solving my problem. I've been playing around with the entrylist parameters on the .cls file to no avail. My essential ...
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Vertical line in longtable

I would like my vertical line to be slightly detached from the horizontal lines. I am using \usepackage{longtable}. \footnotesize \begin{longtable}{r | p{10cm}} \caption{My caption 1\label{1}}\\ ...
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Missing spacing above theorem name

The following MWE \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{amsbook} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{parskip} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \newtheoremstyle{pcap} % name {\topsep} ...
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breaking line in gb4e [duplicate]

I use gb4e for my linguistic examples. When the example is long, gb4e breaks it into two lines (of the first and second, glossing, lines). However, I sometimes want to break it at a certain point. How ...
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Using frame within textblock in beamerposter

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[orientation=portrait, size=custom, width=60, height=90, scale=1.4]{beamerposter} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \usetheme{Madrid} \begin{document} ...
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uneven space between words

when I use itemise or enumerate the spacing between the words reduces when compared to the remaining content outside the itemise or enumerate loop .i want same spacing as outside content .
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Vertical box spacing [duplicate]

I'm having some issues with the vertical spacing around \parboxes. It seems to depend on whether or not the \parbox in question contains one line or more. Here is some example code: ...
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Abstract title space

How to diminish the space between text and abstract title? I'm using \usepackage{abstract} \usepackage{titlesec} packages and have such styles for header spacing and abstract font size: ...
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Header / Footer space on indexes

I really tried to find the answer by using google. The problem is that I don't know how to properly express my question. On the first Page of my Index I have way more space in the header and way to ...
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Problem copying text from pdf - spaces being stripped

I have the following minimal working example: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} é canção \end{document} I need to use the utf8 argument ...
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Create blank space after automatical new line

I do not know how to create blank space (something like \hspace{10mm}) after automatical new line if the paragraph inserted is longer than one line. Here is an example how it should look: The ...
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Add spaces to the start of lines in a blockquote

I'm trying to typeset a poem in a \blockquote, but the spaces at the start of each line disappear when I make a PDF. How do I allow the spaces to remain at the beginning of each line of the poem? ...
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Adjusting space when using the “lettre” class

I am quite new in writing letters with LaTeX, and I am wondering whether there is a way to adjust the space between the end of the sender's e-mail address and the subject of the letter (see picture ...
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Creating a right aligned signature block

I would like to create a signature block for the title page of my dissertation. A requirement is that the block must be aligned with the right side of the page. Within the block itself, everything ...
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How to delete the contents of the current paragraph and “re-start” from the beginning?

I want to use an environment defined in a 3rd-party package which I cannot modify. Stripped down, the definition looks like this: \newenvironment{myenv}[1]{ % some stuff here \textbf{#1} }{% some ...
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Endfloat: Spacing of multiple tables per page at end of chapter

As an alternative to having each table or figure on a separate page at the end of each chapter, I'm using a command to put an \mbox around each figure/table. How can I control the spacing, as some ...
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How to modify line spacing per entry of bibliography?

I am using Easy-Thesis template to write my thesis. I downloaded this template from writelatex website. I am using natbib to format my bibliography style. This generate nice layout for the ...
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How to change the spacing between the headline of bibliography and the first bib entry?

I use the \printbibliography command to generate the section of bibliography for my thesis. The spacing between the headline (e.g. Bibliography) and the first reference (e.g. [1] P. Alfeld, "XXX") ...
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Table spacing and alignment

I'm having some problems with tables: 1) Right now cells are centrally aligned (horizontal & vertical). I would like to centre the cells horizontally only so that the text remains at the top of ...
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How can I use the unit mu in an hspace?

I tried combining hspace with the "math unit" mu inside a math environment, like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $\delta \hspace{1mu} f$ \end{document} But this leads to the ...
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Why does the limit of my sum sometimes go underneath and others to the right?

I have the same summation but sometimes the bottom limit appears underneath as I want, and others it jumps to the right? Is there any way to ensure the limit sit underneath? These sit to the right. ...
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How to reduce the gap at the beginning of chapter 1? [closed]

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{mnnit} \usepackage{graphicx,times,epsfig,amsmath} \usepackage[Sonny]{myfancy} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{5} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{subfig} ...
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How to reduce space in beginning but not in end of itemize

This refers to my question. How to reduce space in begining of itemize? [topsep=0] also reduces space between the itemize and text below to itemlist. I just want to reduce space in the beginning, ...
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How to reduce space in begining of itemize?

I am writing one list after one text. Following is list items: 1. Pen 2. Hen 3. Ten I need to reduce spacing between text (Following is list items:) and beginning of list (Pen). How can ...
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Is there a way to control vertical spacing between minipage elements?

I have a large (7-chapter) document on linear algebra. In a part of the document where I do row/column operations, I have put the matrices in a figure within a minipage. I am getting a lot of vertical ...
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“$a, b$” vs. “$a$, $b$”

I have two questions. Would you use Let $x, y$ and $z$ be real numbers. or Let $x$, $y$ and $z$ be real numbers. ? Which one is better? Would you use For $x, y\in\mathbb R$ we have ... or For $x$, ...
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Strange spacing in inline listings (listings package)

I am using the listings package to typeset some code. I've defined a lstlisting environment, based upon the standard Haskell environment, and added a number of literate replacements, including: ...
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How can I remove the extra vertical space above the first equation in a cases environment?

This problem seems to be related to the AIAA class that I have to use to submit the paper that I am writing, as I cannot reproduce it with other classes. The latest Aiaa.cls class file can be ...
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\vfill does't work after upgrading texmaker

I recently upgrade MikTex and TexMaker to the latest version (2.9.5840 and 4.5 respectively) for another reason. the problem is that the command \null \vfill before and after column content won't ...
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interword spacing latex in a table

I have a table with words separated by commas. Latex puts additional spaces in between these words which look a bit odd. \begin{table*}[!tb] \begin{center} \begin{scriptsize} \begin{tabular} ...
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Adding floating space between main text and footnotes

I have to typeset a text with several widows and lots of footnotes. The editor told me to leave an additional blank line between the main text and the footnotes and to use this space to print the ...
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how to reduce the space in a equation in latex?

general, the equation in latex looks like: But in some paper, the equation looks more compact, like There is less space among the equation. How to make such a configuration?
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Suppressing whitespace at end of environment

This must have been answered before, but I'm afraid I can't find it. I'm defining an environment and I want the end block to be formatted immediately after the end of the contents, without ...