{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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Auto spacing in math mode

I have a long line of math expression, which is as follows: $verylongword verylongword verylongword verylongword verylongword verylongword verylongword verylongword verylongword verylongword ...
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Label variables of equation using tikz without using itemize - followup question

I have tried to implement a solution I found here for my problem. I do however hit a bit of a snatch. If I just add some text above and below of the example, the graph and the text get on top of each ...
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How to position two figures side by side with custom alignment? [duplicate]

I would like to put two figures side by side such that they are centered on the page and have an arbitrary (given) space between them. Although there are a lot of similar questions here, none has ...
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What commands are there for horizontal spacing?

I know that \: in LaTeX produces a space when rendered. Are there any alternatives, because my LaTeX renderer doesn't support \: (it renders it as text), and there is no help / FAQ that I can find.
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Remove unwanted vertical space before and after environment in footnote

I am trying to make my own environment for (left-)indented blocks inside hanging footnotes, in which the normal quote environment doesn't work, it's left indent being the same as that of the indent of ...
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Remove vertical space after new chapters in listofalgorithms

When generating list of algorithms, the command \listofalgorithms automatically inserts a 10pt vspace after the last algorithm caption in a chapter. I need to remove this vertical space in such a way ...
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Disable vertical spacing in Clean Thesis [duplicate]

When I use the article class in latex and I have a definition, followed by a huge align environment, latex produces the following output I am using the thesis template ...
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Document paragraph spacing changes

I'm a bit confused about the paragraph spacing in my large document. To begin with my document has spaces between the paragraphs, which looks nice. However about halfway through it changes to no ...
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How to reduce space after authors block? (ieeetran)

I'm using \documentclass[10pt, conference, compsocconf, letterpaper]{IEEEtran}. How can I reduce the space between the authors block (with their affiliations) and the text? Right now I have: Paper ...
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TikZ Spacing Between Arrow and Node

I'm attempting to draw a simple diagram comprised of three nodes arrange in a triangle. I'm having a difficulty with getting the arrows to "connect" to one of the nodes, there's a small space between ...
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Use verse environment in footnote

When a verse environment is put in a footnote, it starts a new line, leaving a blank line at the top. How can I start the verse in the first line? A MWE \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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\newcommand and spacing

How can I define my own shorthand command, but making sure that the spacing afterwards is correct? \newcommand{\abc}{\textsc{abc}} produces 'ABC,' but has the problem 'ABCmoretexthere' (i.e. no space ...
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Remove vertical space before and after align with enumerate / make multicols align to the top

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[top=3cm,bottom=3cm,left=3.2cm,right=3.2cm,headsep=10pt,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb,amsthm} \usepackage{enumitem} ...
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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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Remove spacing from \part?

Currently, trying to reduce the line spacing when I use the \part command. Ideally, I am currently trying to achieve the following result below: Part I: Project Scope With the surrounding padding ...
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Letterspace all caps in document

How does one letterspace all uppercase letters in a document? I can achieve this for small caps with fontspec: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[SmallCapsFeatures = {LetterSpace = 7.5}]{Warnock ...
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Trying to get the spacing right after an expanded sequence [duplicate]

I've defined \newcommand{\foo}[1]{\textbf{#1}} \newcommand{\bar}{\foo{Bar}} Now, when I compile \bar tender --- tend your \bar. I would like to get Bar tender - tend your Bar. but what I ...
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Big algorithm causing big mess

I am writing a document in which I needed to include the description of the Number Field Sieve (NFS) algorithm as mentioned in the book by Crandall and Pomerance. The algorithm's pseudo code is ...
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Reduce inter-word spacing in run-in \paragraph style

I'm quite new to Latex and slowly writing/making my book (electrical measurements, some signal processing, that stuff), but sometimes I get trapped in probably trivial issues. My first writing is with ...
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mdframed does not attempt to stretch or shrink vertical spaces within its content

When the content in an mdframed environment is overfull, mdframed will rather break the page instead of iteratively shrinking the vertical length up to the specified minimum. The following output ...
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How to mimic spacing around \bullet with \DeclareMathOperator?

I'm trying to define \conjunction by means of \textbullet instead of \bullet, since the latter looks too big in logical formulas. How can I make the spacing around \conjunction to behave like the ...
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No space following macro without argument

With a macro such as: \def\naive{na\"{\i}ve} I find that the space which I would hope to follow it, is absent. So, with the \naive approach I get the naïveapproach in the output. How do I ...
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Adding tabs or creating my own command

I have a problem adding tabs and I can't use a tabular environments (like tabular or tabbing) because I can't mix it with enumerate environments. Is there a way to add a simgle tab like in any text ...
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Add a “Space” in LaTeX [duplicate]

How do you add a "Space" in Latex? What is the syntax of a simple space? I tried using: \hspace{1}
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Add extra space between groups of rows in a longtable except at a pagebreak

I am working on a table where I need to add extra space between groups of rows. I have currently been doing this by ending all but the last row within a group with \\* (which prevents a page break at ...
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What is the right way to use the `\!` spacing command?

I have noticed that I hardly ever use the \negthinspace command \!. This is because I don't know how to use it properly (I do use other spacing commands quite a bit, because I can better understand ...
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spacing between lines/paragraphs with tikz

I know that when I include graphs/tikz, first LaTeX calculate the space needed for the graph. If there is not enough space, it pushes the graph to the next page. And to make the first page looks ...
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1.5 + 1.5 > 3 : difficulties aligning columns in tables

I made 4-column table and a separate 2-column table. I thought if the columns were twice the size they should align but they don't. What is the problem? \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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fleqn document class option, long text lines, and hyperref package

When the fleqn option is used, the vertical spacing before an equation placed right after a "long" text line (exactly \linewidth I would say) is improperly set up. See below: From the mathmode user ...