{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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A lot of unexpected spaces between paragraph after inserting colorbox

I have a problem as shown in the attached picture. I guest that it comes from colorbox inside minipage. My document is a thesis of more than 150 pages. When I test this piece of latex code ...
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How to put two (or multiple) QED symbols on one line

Suppose the proof of a theorem contains a claim and its proof, and the proof of the claim completes the proof of the theorem. That is, no further text is required in the proof of the theorem after ...
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How to decrease the vertical spacing between formula and text in beamer?

Too much spacing between formula and text in beamer. When I insert the command \vspace{-0.5cm} before the formula, the spacing decreases. But the command \vspace{-0.5cm} after the formula has no ...
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Vertical placing of wide accents in superscript

The following code $\widetilde{aaa} \quad L^{\widetilde{aaa}}$ $\tilde{aaa} \quad L^{\tilde{aaa}}$ $\widehat{aaa} \quad L^{\widehat{aaa}}$ $\hat{aaa} \quad L^{\hat{aaa}}$ $\overline{aaa} \quad ...
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Spacing around math operator in sub-/superscript

Consider the following: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} What I have: \[x^{1+1}\] What I would like: \[x^{1\,+\,1}\] That is, I will like to have spacing around the operator as in ...
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Space between variables in a large equation and reduce size of powers?

\begin{equation} \resizebox{.8\hsize}{!}{$<\mathscr{F}>=\frac{\int_\Gamma d^{3\!\!N}\!\!\!q\, d^{3\!\!N}\!p\, \rho(q, p) \mathscr{F}(q, p)} {\underbrace{\int_\Gamma d^{3\!N}\! \!\!q\, ...
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Why are there no spaces in Hangul-Words (XeLaTeX - xeCJK)

This is my minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} \setCJKmainfont{Batang} \begin{document} 나는 남자를 이다 \end{document} As you see, there are spaces between the ...
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Using default values in arguments in marginsize command

I am using the resume document class to write my resume. Since I want to make my resume fit in one page, I would like to decrease the spacing at the top of the document but keep the bottom, right ...
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Change some basic details about document type resume

I am writing my resume and using template "9b" from this website. However, there are a couple of items that I would like to modify. Here is the .tex file and corresponding screen-shot after ...
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Avoid insertion of space below section title with aboveskip, belowskip in listings environment

I was using the listings package to place source code in my document and I noticed that the space between the text and the lstlisting environment was to little. So I changed the \aboveskip and ...
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How do I make 3 columns on a single line in a document?

I'm writing up a report in Latex and on one of the lines I'd like to have 3 headings 'Case 1', 'Case 2' and 'Case 3'. How do I do this just for one of the lines in the document?
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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 leading and trailing whitespace on Chapters in memoir

I am pretty new to Latex so apologies if this is a simple question. I would like to reduce the amount of whitespace that surrounds a chapter title. Here is the chapter section (please note it is a ...
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IEEE template: figure creating space in second column?

I am having this problem: I'm not sure what the issue is. The TeX I'm using for that figure: \begin{figure}[b] \centering \includegraphics[width=1.0\columnwidth]{figures/lowflowstitled.png} ...
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French spacing with xelatex and Minion Pro

I've just installed the full version of MacTex 2014 on my MacBookpro running OSX 10.8.5, and I'm surprised by the output of this minimal document compiled with xelatex, \documentclass[]{article} ...
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how to set a fixed interatomic distance in chemfig package?

Using - with the \chemfig command of the chemfig package, interatomic distance is automatically calculated and the link between atoms is drawn. But interatomic distance is set as the distance between ...
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change the fontsize of text and space between columns in a table

I try to make a table to a two columns document but the space between columns and the fontsize in the table is big and extend more than the space I would like to fill. How could I reduce the space ...
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Beamer ToC: vertical spacing compressed when making ToC in columns environment

I am trying to adapt the Beamer table of content to my needs. I use the columns environment to change the lay-out of frames with a lot of white space. This works fine in most cases, but when I use it ...
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Too much white space around column!

\documentclass[a4paper, 11pts]{exam} \usepackage{multicol, setspace} \usepackage{textcomp, booktabs,colortbl} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \setlength\columnsep{40pt} \onehalfspacing \begin{document} ...
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How to insert a dashed line over a bigwedge symbol so that the dashed line behaves like overline would?

I want to insert a dashed line over symbols \bigwedge and \bigvee in such a way that it looks exactly like a solid line over the same symbols. I know how to insert a solid line over those symbols (for ...
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Vertical space in table columns

I am creating following form. The table is meant to be filled manually using pen or pencil. But the space that becomes available in each line is limited (vertical). How can I increase vertical space ...
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How to prevent new sections from going to next page or paragraphs in LaTeX

I am working on my two-column article. I notice that often when I use the \section{} command in LATEX, the new section appears in the next column (or even next page), even if the first column or page ...
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Space between Figures [duplicate]

I am trying to find a way how to reduce the space between two figures which are not on the same page. Basically the screenshots explains it: On the upper page the space between the Header and the ...
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I don't know why I'm getting these white spaces in my PDF [duplicate]

I was just doing a project in sharelatex and from one time to another the white spaces shown in the figure appeared, the white spaces are the ones between subsections. I've spent 20 minutes trying ...
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Vertical space in longtable

I have the following table in which I have placed an extra vertical space between the lines. That space "works" in every line but in some cases it show no effect (space between the derivative and the ...
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after figure before section spaces

While I am writing my thesis, I have a problem with spaces. I have a figure(or table) at the end of a page. The following page starts with a section(or chapter). The problem is if a figure(or table) ...
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Vertical spacing options in tables built under the tabularx package

Goals: Add a space above and below the text line containing the Table 1's column headers. Add a space below the second hline. Add a space above the third hline. The code below contains the ...
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Recommend way to get angular velocity in degree with siunitx

The siunitx package has a special macro for setting angles in degrees called like \ang{42}, which renders as , i.e. sets no space between the number and the unit as recommended and in contrast to the ...
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Classicthesis remove cleardoublepage after part

I am trying to remove the double page break after the start of each part in classicthesis v4.1. I believe I need to modify the following code on lines 376-381 of classicthesis.sty: ...
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Mapping ‘space + character’ into ‘non-breaking space + character’

I have files containing fragments of Old English texts. These files use the letter wynn (ƿ (U+01BF) and Ƿ (U+01F7)) which I want to print as modern w (U+0077) and W (U+0057). This I have no problem ...
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Aligning a parbox inside titlesec

I'm trying to produce a document with section numbers in the page margin. I found a pseudo-solution which llaps the section numbering to mimic the result. I'm not happy with the way the number and ...
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Twoside footer produces extra vertical space

The below code produces the correct spacing for odd side pages but incorrect spacing for even side pages. Correct spacing: Wrong spacing: In my attempt to optically distinguish between the two ...
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phantom command not working in beamer poster template

I am using the Jacobs Landscape beamer poster template, and want to simply add a little phantom space at the beginning of a line within a block, but whatever I have inside the {} prints. The block is ...
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Vertical space between two tables

When doing something like this: \begin{longtable}{llll} % Stuff here \end{longtable} \begin{longtable}{llll} % Stuff here \end{longtable} What command (I don't know the name of those, I mean ...
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Rotated Text in Table Extending into Rows in Lyx

I'm trying to create a table with some rotated text in it, but the rotated text is extending into the rows below the cell, as shown here: Here is what my screen looks like in Lyx: I've tried ...
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Remove the spacing on the left of a section title

I'm using this to modify my \section, \subsection and \subsubsection commands: %Sections \makeatletter \def\section{\@startsection{section}{1} {\z@}{10pt minus 0pt}{10pt minus ...
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Vectors and indices

I'm trying to write a vector, r, which is raised to the power two. Currently this is what I'm using $\vec{r}_{i}^{2}$ but the vector arrow and power of two are overlapping. Is there anyway I could ...
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Uneven spacing between parbox

I have uneven vertical space between two parboxes and between a parbox and beginning of a new text paragraph. How to fix these? Here is a minimum working example. \documentclass{article} ...
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mdframed breaks vskip option in quoting

Csonsider the following MWE. Without the call to \surroundwithmdframed, the vskip argument to quoting works. With it, it doesn't. Can anyone suggest a workaround or fix? Thanks. ...
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Unwanted spacing in bibliography entry / white space in reference

EDIT:after fixing the first problem with Harish Kumar's renewcommand, this problem came up: I have a problem with the "white spaces" which are produced in the bibliography. I've found a couple of ...
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Change horizontal spacing for subscripts in equation environment

I would like to adjust the spacing prior and after a subscript to reduce the required horizontal space. With this small mwe \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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How to change the line spacing in my list of figures?

I am using the book documentclass and have a list of figures. After much trouble I noticed that there is a blank line to separate figures that are in different chapters, but not if they are within the ...
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\hphantom in \tabulary produces extra vertical space instead of horizontal

Inserting an \hphantom to indent a table row works in tabular, but in tabulary it produces extra vertical space instead. Since these are left-aligned L columns I would expect the space at the left ...
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Vertical distance in tikz-qtree nodes

I have put together a language tree using the following code (MWE): \documentclass[b5paper,11pt,twoside,one column,openright,draft]{memoir} \usepackage{rotating} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} ...
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How to leave spaces in a formula [closed]

I want a space in between the variables in this formula (monadic first order temporal logic). I tried using \, and \hspace{} but both do not seem to work. Can somebody help me out? sample formula: ...
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Add space between two images

Hello I want add space between two images like this: \begin{figure} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{test1.png} \vspace{2cm} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{test2.png} ...
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Add vertical spacing into list of figures for each section (scrartcl)

I have found several posts and questions from people wanting to remove the vertical spacing automatically added to the list of figures, but my problem is (exactly) the opposite: I'm using the ...
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How to set total space of footnotes?

How can be set the size of the footnotespace? I'm trying to get a visually constant body text, i.e. the main text should always look the same block. In order to do that, I'm leaving a large amout of ...
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How to reduce the gap at the begining 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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Negative space equal the length of a string?

I'm trying to create symbols, like the Interrobang (basically the ? and ! combined into one punctuation mark), that are the result of two overlapping symbols. Something like this can be produced with ...