{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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horizontal spacing in equations

I am trying to replicate the same exact output as plain math mode would give for a simple polynomial formula but using \matrix because I want to right-align the terms in the polynomial or leave some ...
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Macro spacing mystery [duplicate]

I get different spacing results when I define a \hspace directly or as a macro. Directly: \documentclass{article} \title{Title} \author{Daniel Domingues \hspace{0.2cm}$\diamond$\hspace{0.2cm} ...
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Changing space before chapter without titlesec package

I am sorry if this is a repeated question, I could not find anything similar on the forum search. How to adjust the space before the chapter heading without using titlesec package. I tried this code ...
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ignore a word in spacing [on hold]

I want to set a specific spacing, because I can only work with one column in a tabular. I would be able to set the spacing in the tabular like so: `exampletext\kill\vline` however then I don't know ...
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pgfmathsetmacro increases border size [duplicate]

Upon creating some graphs with TikZ, I noticed that the border at one side was much larger than it needed to be. The cause seems to be the \pgfmathsetmacro command: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Bibliography on separate page in Revtex 4-1

How do I force the bibliography in Revtex 4-1 to appear on a new page? The default is that it appears immediately after the main body text. "New Page", "Page Break", "vspace{}" and combinations of ...
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Listings: add vertical padding without abusing frame

I have the following setup for my displayed listings: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{listings,xcolor,lipsum} \lstset{ backgroundcolor = \color{yellow}, ...
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Figure spacing carrying over to next page

I'm trying to make an image align with the text it's positioned next to. I've managed to make the top align fine by using \setlength{\intextsep}{0em}%, but for some reason the bottom vertical spacing ...
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Matrix in matrix: how to adjust vertical space?

Normally, I'm kind of a Latex guru and I find solutions to problems easily with sites like this, but now I encountered something I cannot find an appropriate solution for: I have matrices within a ...
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Even vertical spacing in multline and gather environments

Using fractions or expressions with sub- and superscripts may lead to uneven vertical spacing in math environments spanning several lines (i.e., align, gather, multline,...). A fix for align was ...
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How to create additional space below Section headings followed by Subsections in the Table of Contents

I am preparing my thesis using the apa6 document class. I'm using the tocloft package to format my Table of Contents and List of Figures. In the TOC, I can't figure out how to add space BELOW section ...
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Why does Latex swallow the whitespace after \LaTeX command? [duplicate]

The sentence LaTeX is fun is produced by \LaTeX\ is fun Why does Latex tend to swallow the space between the words 'Latex' and 'is' unless the space is escaped by a backslash?
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Custom acronyms via \def

I'd like to define acronyms via the \def command. I know that the acronym package exists, but that's too much typing (\ac{myacronym} vs. \myacronym). The problem that I have is that for ...
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Using prefix notation

I want to show prefix notation in my document, somewhat like this: + (x 5 3) (- 6 4) However, I want to enter it in maths mode, but maths mode removes all the spaces, so I get +(x53)(-64) Which ...
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How to reduce space between words in gsm package

I used gms package (a special package of AMS, provided for their Graduate Studies in Maths serie) to write a math book. I got a problem with space, and then I want to narrow a line by reduce the ...
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spacing in description with items wrapped in minipage

I'm trying to prevent items in description environment from breaking by wrapping each one in a minipage. (Perhaps that's not a good approach, but let's put that aside if we can for my question.) When ...
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CM fonts kerning in math superscripts

Using CM fonts with either a traditional engine or XeTeX, an expression such as $D^rf$ produces too much space between the r and the f in the output. It's easy to fix manually by inserting a \!. ...
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Positioning and spacing of tables

I'm new to LaTeX and I already know that my question seems too stupid. Actually I'm writing a text as follows: The exact dimensions of the system are listed in Table……\\ \begin{tabular}{|c|c|} ...
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Writing on the last line of a page

I would like to put a phrase like "turn the page" or something on the bottom of a page, preferably on the last line. I may use \vspace{ } with some trial and error. I was wondering if there is a ...
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longtabu bottom caption too close

I want to add the longtabu caption bottom of the table. I know this is not good. But I was told to do so. When I do it as in the code sample, the caption comes too close to the table. But after the ...
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How to set the space between two index entries with the same character

When I make an index, I get only between the different characters (b,s,t) an optimal vertical spacing. \usepackage{makeidx}\makeindex \index{book} \index{summer!sun} \index{summer!heat} \index{sound} ...
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Set linespread in algorithm environements

My algorithms are really complicated and I want to \onehalfspace their lines to make them more readable, while keeping the rest of the document singlespace. How can I do this so it will automatically ...
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It doesn't hyphenate words ending with “—”

UPDATE Well. After a while, I decided to see again about this “problem”, and just discovered that in pdfLaTeX, using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and the — (the unicode —, not the ligature ---) it ...
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Indent Theorem like \hangindent, but for multiple paragraphs

I would like to create a theorem style which indents the theorem exactly like a \hangindent would do, expect that the indention should continue for all paragraphs of the theorem. For example: ...
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Messed up margins in memoir-class

I am using \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,11pt,leqno,openbib]{memoir} to write my thesis which has 5 chapters and each chapter has different sections. My problem is, every time I start a section, the ...
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Vertical spacing in `\newcommand`s [duplicate]

Consider the piece of code. \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\hello}{Hello world!\vspace{12pt}Hello again!} \begin{document} \hello \end{document} This produces the following output. ...
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Spacing on a specific formula

Latex is formatting this formula all squished together. How do I format it properly? $\varphi' \gets \left\{ C_n \setminus C_i \middle| C_n \textrm{does not interfere with} C_i\right\}$ EDIT: ...
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Handling spacing between multiple lines of a title text

For my thesis I have a very long title and it spans three lines. The spacing between the lines are coming out to be very less. I tried adding `\smallskip'. This has improved the spacing between first ...
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Increasing horizontal space between chapter number and chapter title in scrreprt

I would like to change the distance between the chapter number and the chapter text. A poor way to do it would be renew \thechapter, but this affects section titles too. Other answers seem to suggest ...
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Large gap in typesetting before group of displayed equations

I'm new to LaTeX; my lab professor said it would be great to have our first lab typed up nicely. I plan on doing research in my future, so I figured learning LaTeX early would be an excellent ...
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Placing text between horizontal lines generated by \rule: equispacing

How to fix the vertical spacing between the text and the lines? In the following MWE the vertical space between the text and the line below it is much greater than the vertical space between the text ...
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Tabular derivations with bussproofs [duplicate]

I am trying to typeset derivations in the CCG grammar formalism. These are just derivations as in type theory, but with words as the initial premises. I've tried to typeset them using the bussproof ...
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Add image, after long space in begin environment [Title changeable]

MWE \documentclass[a4paper,twocolumn,12pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage[listings,skins,breakable]{tcolorbox} ...
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Long space in italic format

MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} 120 kHz ’e \textit{120 kHz ’e} \end{document} and output, Sometimes this red line is getting longer. Why ...
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Reduce spacing between lines

I have alternating lines and texts. Example may be a sign-in sheet where there is a line on which a person sign and his name is written immediately below this line. The following code generate the ...
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siunitx table with separate-uncertainty is too wide

I'm using a tabular environment with the siunitx type S and the package option separate-uncertainty, like in the example below. In the resulting document, the columns are too wide, and the 3rd column ...
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Footnotes: Large space between text and number in justified text

I have inserted a footnote in a justified column. However, the space between the text and superscript is huge. How do I keep the superscript number next to the text?
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SIG Proceedings template, figure*, clearpage and section spacing

When using either of the two SIG Proceedings templates (normal or compact), the height of a figure* influences the spacing before a \section, \subsection or \subsubsection. Minimal example: ...
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Why do coordinates in Bezier curves add to the padding in TikZ?

I have a little tikzpicture drawn with a Bezier curve, that I use in the text. I noticed that it has an unusual amount of horizontal white space, more than e.g. a circle: \documentclass{article} ...
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Remove space after figure and before text

I have a figure in my paper (I am using IEEEtran package). After this figure there exists a space between the figure and the text. How can I reduce the size of this white space. To be specific the ...
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Squeezing a paper into a page limit - with IEEEtran

I'm working on this draft for a submission to some conference which - woe is me - uses IEEEtran. I could rant about that class for days, but never mind right now... the point is, I need to squeeze ...
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List Of Listings Overlapping Text

I'm attempting to generate a list of listings for my dissertation. The university doesn't have a standard LaTeX template, but there is a pretty good one generated sometime ago that does the trick. The ...
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Decreasing space between title and body in scrartcl

Here is a MWE using scrartcl. If I just have a title, and no subtitle, author, date, or any of that other stuff, is there a clean way I can decrease the space between the title and the body, here ...
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XeLaTex error with spaces in name MiKTeX 2.9 update

Since the last MiKTeX 2.9 update, I am unable to compile .tex files with spaces in names, e.g. "file with spaces in name.tex" Any minimal file, as \documentclass[12pt, twoside]{report} ...
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Extra vertical space when using align and no numbering

I think I've found a small bug in the way the showonlyrefs=true option in mathtools works. Consider this semi-minimal example: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % UFT8 - ...
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Titlepage and vertical space

I need to reduce the vertical space up the title of the only front page. I'm using the book class and specifically the titlepage enviroment. \vspace{-2.0cm} doesn't work... Any suggestion?
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Annoying space before the first item in an enumeration which starts a theorem

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \newtheorem{Theorem}{Theorem} \begin{document} \begin{Theorem} On the other hand, this one has only one claim. \end{Theorem} \begin{Theorem} ...
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Same caption space

I want to have the same vertical spacing between figures/listings and their captions. Currently, the space between figure and caption is shorter than that between listing and caption. What should I ...
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Customizing pgfuml (distances)

I'm using pgfuml to create some sequence diagrams. As you can already see in the examples on the pgf-uml Homepage, diagramms get very crammed if you insert many descriptions. Text and arrows overlap ...
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Remove vertical space around align equations

Formed with the alignment occurs in the equation some gaps. I tried to indicate with red arrows. This is without gaps like I mentioned with the ellipse how can i do? Sorry for my English. ...