{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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Modifying whitespace before and after list separately using enumitem package

I use the enumerate package to modify the amount of space related to lists. One of the options this package can easily modify is topsep. However, this variable controls the vertical space both ...
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Shorthand Adjustment

How to combine the two lists below into one list, sorted, with the elements of the first in italics. Also, what is the code to modify the blank space separating abbreviations and definitions? I am ...
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No spacing between enumerated items with \usepackage{enumerate}

I use this code now: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{enumerate} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item a \item b \item c \end{enumerate} \end{document} I want to decrease the line ...
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White space problem using multiple \ifnumequal

I am trying to produce slightly different documents based on a single numerical input. But when I use multiple \ifnumequal commands to get the correct bit of text it produces really strange white ...
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Is \\[<len>] as bad as \\ for new lines?

I have heard on multiple occasions that one should rather not use \\ to force new lines, unless one uses it in environments like tabular or align, and it is advised to use \par instead. How about ...
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Color overshoots when using \cellcolor without intercolumn space

When creating highly regular tables, I'm quite fond of the custom C column type shown below that accepts a width and centers the content, without having me worry about intercolumn space messing ...
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Increasing vertical space after equation in paragraph with short previous line?

The problem I'm aware that LaTeX the spacing around equations in a paragraph differs depending on how long the line of the paragraph immediately preceding the equation is. When the preceding line is ...
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Indentation in footnote

I have a small Problem with indentation in LaTeX footnotes: \documentclass[draft,12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[footnote,printonlyused]{acronym} \begin{document} foo\footnote{foo: ...
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Adjusting the width of a displaymath environment

I want to adjust the width of an displaymath environment whose contents (a tikzcd diagram rather than an actual equation) are too wide to fit in the margins. The obvious thing to do is to use the ...
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Is there such thing as “visual-only whitespace”?

I want to write IBAN numbers and noticed that if I write DE12\,1234\,5678\,9123\,4567\,89 I am getting the half space I would expect but when copy-pasting it, the white space vanishes (as mentioned in ...
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Set initial line after chapter title relative to top margin, not relative to end of chapter title

I want to set the initial line of text in every chapter to start at the same position on the page relative to the top margin of the page, and not relative to the last line of the chapter title. I ...
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header rule margin with boxes

I'm creating a document with a box in the header and an other one in the footer. But I would like to have the same space between the bottom of the top box and header rule and between the top of the ...
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Using the \tab Command

I have seen several cases of people using the \tab command to insert a specific amount of space between objects (as opposed to the \hfill command which uses any remaining space). However, I have ...
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What are the differences between \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent and \\[2cm]?

I am designing a titlepage for my report and I am a bit confused in deciding to use either \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent or \\[2cm] (for example). Shortly speaking, what are the differences between ...
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How to make a new line without indenting?

How can I make a new line without it being indented? Here is what I have so far: \documentclass[11pt, oneside, reqno]{article} \usepackage{amssymb, amsthm, amsmath, amsfonts} \usepackage{bardmacros} ...
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Line with a \hbox is overflowing right margin, why?

Let's say I have a hbox inside a paragraph like this: Do you like me? \hfill\hbox{\quad$\bigcirc$ Yes\quad$\bigcirc$ No}. If the text of the question is longer than this "Do you like me?", the line ...
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How to reset the space between the label and the content of the item

As described above, I need to enlarge the space between the label and the content of the item of the section of Table of content (\l@part to be exact). and I typed the command ...
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spacing between symbols in math mode

The following code will \begingroup \everymath{\displaystyle} \scriptsize $XXXXXXX(XXXX(A,B,C),XXXX(D,E,F)) \leftarrow XXXXXX(A,B,C) \wedge XXXXXX(D,E,F) \wedge XXXXX(XX(A,B),XX(D,E)) \wedge ...
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Conditional spacing based on length of chapter title

In LaTeX, (or possibly XeLaTeX), how can one achieve the following: A double spacing a 1- or 2-line chapter title, and single spacing under a 3- or more-line chapter title. A triple space ...
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Typography: floating vs inline illustrations

I understand the use and purpose of floats containing figures and tables. It makes a lot of sense if you think about the overall aesthetics of the page. However I find the graphical distance between ...
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Spurious Vertical Space Introduced by multicols (Additional Case)

This seems to be a duplicate of Spurious [?] vertical space introduced by multicols, but the solution from there does not seen to work for me. Basically I want the case of using multicols to not ...
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Standalone: unique page per equation without white space

I'd like to create a document with several formulas and each formula is supposed to stand alone on a page. Here is an example: \documentclass[preview,varwidth ,multi,border=1pt]{standalone} ...
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Is there any possibility of decreasing extra space before the equation when line nearly breaks in the following?

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Preliminary Theorem 1.1.2. If $(\lambda_1,...,\lambda_n)$, $(\mu_1,...,\mu_n)$, and $(k_1,...,k_n)$ ...
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Line spacing in ToC, LoF, and LoT

I am currently writing my thesis in Latex and the thesis is supposed to be double spaced, so I have used the \doublespacing command in my latex file. The problem: Chapter or Section Titles, Figure ...
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How to avoid a spurious space when combining frame, centering and another environment?

I want to create a special environment in beamer, which combines several environments, one of which is center. However, when using my newly created environment, I get an additional space in comparison ...
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Formatting figures on a single page without leaving space at the bottom

When Using 6 figures in a single page, I am forced to make figures small. But, this arrangement leaves a lot of empty space at the bottom. How to enlarge image without having to move them to different ...
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How to insert two white spaces at the beginning of a line

I want to insert two white space at the beginning of a line. How can I do that? I want something like this This is first line This is second line This is third line This is fourth line
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Overfull \hbox (15.0pt too wide)

I have multiple tables which look like this: \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{|l|X|l|} \hline \textbf{ID} & \textbf{Description} \\ \hline 336858 & The description \\ \hline \end{tabularx} and ...
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boxing the entire page

Sorry if you don't understand me, but English is not my native language. Is it possible to put a frame at x cm from the right and left edges of the page and at y cm from the up and bottom edges of ...
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Space between two column minipages [duplicate]

I'm using the OpenFonts version in this repository, which is a resume template for CS majors: https://github.com/deedydas/Deedy-Resume In the resume template, there are two column minipages created, ...
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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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Multiline equations within parentheses [duplicate]

I have two equations which need to be broken into multiple lines. One of the equations has a coeficiente factored out, so that it is of the form X = A(...very long...). The other does not. The ...
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How to reduce spacing between figure and text

I want to reduce spacing between figure and text (not caption) and between paragraphs. I'm using revtex4 package (two column style).
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Equal spacing between \begin environments, any text based environment and inline maths

I'm creating a document with a lot of \begin...\end environments, single lines of text with or without inline maths and long paragraphs with or without inline maths. The problem I'm having is that ...
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Spacing between poem title and poem text

I'm writing a book of poems using the book class. Most of the poems are pretty short and I'm only putting 1 or 2 poems on each page. The problem I'm having is that latex is putting a large space ...
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Vertical space in TOC (references entry)

The references entry has a vertical space in the TOC page, something like that How could I remove this space and make the references section just like a chapter in the TOC?? I'm using the memoir ...
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Space after comma in units package

I have a problem with using the units package. In my thesis I used it sometimes in math environment, sometimes not. Now I realized that there is an addition space after the comma in math mode. I think ...
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Vertical space between matrices

I am writing some lecture notes in Econometrics and I want your advice on how to insert some vertical space between two matrices so the result will be easier to follow. Here is the minimal example: ...
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Use non-breaking space after name initials with biblatex macros

I want to enforce biber/biblatex to place non-breaking spaces between initials and last names of authors. Example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,natbib=true]{biblatex} ...
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Adjust spacing between linebreaks

I would like to adjust the spacing between two lines within a gather environment. My MWE is this: \documentclass[]{scrreprt} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \chapter{Chapter 1} Lorem ipsum ...
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LaTeX table of contents header spacing

Here is my issue. The code below, which I found on a pdf devoted to memoir class title pages, compiles to form this: Unfortunately, the Table of Contents is a bit too low for my liking. I'm hoping ...
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biblatex: Putting thin spaces between initials

This question led to a new feature in a package: biblatex Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style, rule 2.1.5 states "Add little or no space within strings of initials." If ...
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Need Help in formatting my Book - Chapter headings - Headers

I am a Chemical Engineering graduate and I am helping my mentor in typesetting his book. He has given me the text and equations in MS Word and I have to convert the same in LaTeX. I used Adobe ...
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Precisely placing a letter on another with tikz

I'm trying to design a logo using tikz although I'm a total beginner. I pretty much would like to show 2 capital letters each with a lowercase letter placed on it's vertical leg. I tried ...
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Extra space not wanted at the end of a title page

I did a title page using the titlepage environment and used \vfill between the entries (for instance name, title, date, etc.) so that they would be equally spaced and the whole title page would fill ...
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\setlength not working

I am having trouble with setting space before and after a table. Here is my code for a ten-column table: \begin{tabular}{cccccccccc} \toprule .. .. \bottomrule \end{tabular} As you can see, it ...
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Too much empty space after “verse” environment due to long footnote

I have a paper in which a section starts with a series of 4 verses (in the verse environment), and the first line following the verse environment has an extremely long footnote. The problem is that ...
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First column of multicol lower than the rest

Using the multicol package, I get a layout like this: I would like all columns to be aligned properly. I have tried using tables and arrays, but they won't allow my equations to be numbered. (I need ...
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Spacing of fractions in TeX Gyre Pagella Math

Using TeX Gyre Pagella Math with xelatex, some objects like \frac12 just seem way too large compared to the rest of the equations. Have a look: In the first line, the numerator looks like it's ...
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LyX is leaving a big gap between paragraphs in the place where float (figure) should be

I just want to ask about why is LyX leaving a big gap between paragraphs surrounding a figure?. Not all paragraphs, but only between those paragraphs where I inserted a float (figure). The figure is ...