{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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siunitx disturbs spacing of \, in math with xelatex

In the following example - compiled with XeLaTeX - the spacing of \thinspacing/the value of mu (used by \,) is disturbed if \SI is used in the math before: \documentclass{article} ...
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Obtain \badness or glue adjustment for each line

This might be interesting for perfectionists and/or fastidious typesetters who would like to improve the document even further (beyond the beyond the magnificence of a book with zero bad boxes). We ...
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proper alignment of pdfpages import in memoir typeblock

Finding the solution to Setting up pdfpages with memoir? turned out not to be as simple as adding the right layout parameter as an offset. The first finding was that if a twoside documentclass is ...
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Hightlight specfic digits within siunix's \num

I would like to highlight specific digits in a number. Since the number is large I would like to use \num{} from the siunitx package. Of course I can do it manually as in the MWE below, but was ...
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Wrong vertical alignment using mdframed with tight margins

When using the mdframed environment with absolutely tight margins (all set 0pt), there is too much negative vertical space of split md-frames that are placed at the top of a page. To illustrate this, ...
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Why does a linebreak in minipage flow this to the next page?

I am using zwpagelayout (see this question) but if I put a minipage with a line or paragraph break, I get weird two-page output. \documentclass{article} ...
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longtable package: Stretch height of last row on page

Consider the following code \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{longtable} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \begin{longtable}{|p{5cm}|} \hline \lipsum[5] \\\hline ...
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How can I redefine \int to put a negative space after the integral sign, but keep the limits properly set?

I'd like to modify the \int command such that it adds an automatic negative space, e.g. \! after the integral sign. Preferentially, I'd like to be able to not edit any of my code, so cleverly ...
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Changing top margin for second page only? \vspace inserts extra whitespace

I am trying to format a LaTex template for pandoc output from .md to pdf. The document is for lengthy university papers requiring very specific layout. The majority of the paper has 1 in margins all ...
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Fix the footnote separation with bigfoot

I am using the bigfoot package for the footnotes of a critical edition in the verse environment. I have defined two different footnotes (A and B). What I need is to fix the separation between them, ...
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Controlling the space in section numbers

I want to control the space around the dots of the section numbers (and subsection and so on). I think the space sometimes is too small like the one with IV . sometimes to wide, eg when it involves a ...
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floatrow - remove whitespace beneath figure

I have a page layout with exactly 40 text lines and some small pictures to distribute throughout the text. When I arrange 2 pictures at the page bottom in a row via floatrow and specify their height ...
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Frenchspacing not working in footnote

I have \footnote{\textit{Difesa della povera gente}, in: \textit{L’attesa}, p. 81; cfr. \textit{Ero disoccupato e mi hai trovato lavoro}, in: Giovagnoli, \textit{op. cit.}, pp. 232--233.}. which ...
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Using the correct amount of space around unit symbols

This is from an old package I developed back in 2003. The idea was to cover international system units (SI) and other type of units, roughly following guidelines from that document. Units should ...
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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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Zero space between bars of the same interval in pgfplots ybar interval plots

I need a bar plot (containing multiple \addplot) with following requirements: ticks between x labels (and, in this respect, my question differs from Adjusting width of ybar interval separator to ...
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Beamer: Extra vertical space with \visible

This is related to How to get rid of height differences in two beamer blocks? I'm curious why overlay commands \visible (and \invisible, \uncover, \onslide) would add an extra vertical space ...
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LOF and LOT customization in memoir

I am attempting to add LOF and LOT to my current document using the memoir class. When I try to remove the spacing above the LOF and LOT titles, I get the "Undefined control sequence. ...
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Troublesome extra space in matrix with ConTeXt

I need to display a column vector in a table and, by doing it, an extra space occurs like an empty extra number. How can I fix this please ? \starttable[|r|l|] \NC $u=\startmatrix 1 \NR ...
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Controlling delimiters in matrices typeset with TiKZ

This question is directly related to Loop Space user's answer to question Broken matrix - gaps in brackets, in which an alternative TiKZ method to amsmath matrix typesetting is provided. The ...
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How to put something on a page without disturbing the main vertical list?

I'd like to put something on an arbitrary place on a page. I'm using \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay] ... \end{tikzpicture} inside \nointerlineskip\vbox to 0pt{\vss ...
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text alignment problem in beamer

The text is aligned left even though there is lot of space on right side. Below is my part of tex file. and the output slide is also attached. Please suggest what can I do to correct this. Thanks. ...
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Having the same amount of space with and without multicol when using with titlesec and itemize

I am trying to use multicol and itemize to spread a list over several columns. I am also using titlesec to style my headings. One part of my document uses multicol and the other does not and both have ...
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Multicol and Itemize

I am using the multicol package with itemize. On the left of my two columns, each bullet point is 2 lines long, and on the right side, each bullet point is one line long. Right now, my output is ...
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Non-breaking space in cite style

I am using the .bst file "authordate-3" to create my references, with a citation in the text in the format (author, year). I would like to make the space between author and year a non-breaking space ...
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Typesetting with “odd-shaped” margins

I am considering a poster presentation that I would like to design using nonstandard margin shapes. Current standard essentially puts elements inside a rectangle determined by page size, header and ...
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First line in beamer block ignores abovedisplayskip?

If I use an an align environment within the a beamer block, the \abovedisplayskip is ignored. How can I force that setting? My MWE is \documentclass[t]{beamer} \usecolortheme{rose} ...
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Emulate tabular vertical spacing with parskip package

I would like to emulate the vertical spacing of tabular without using tabular. When the \parskip package is used, using \par leaves too much vertical space, so I thought I'd emulate it with use of a ...
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Identical space around \[ \] and the amsmath environments set to a personnal value

I wish to have the same spaces around the brackets \[ ... \] as the space around the environments align and equation (above and below, short or not) from amsmath, ideally (I set \parskip=1ex), ...
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Cancel the use of \baselineskip when at the top of page

I've defined a macro \myaddress which prints my address at the end of a document, cf. Simplify how I write my address in documents. That macro includes the use of \vspace{\baselineskip} to separate it ...
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How can I customise the table of contents like so?

I face a problem of spacing between items in my table of contents. This is what I have at the moment: I would like to change a few things: I want to put table of content in center I want to put ...
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Unwanted extra vertical spacing with tikz: is it a bug?

I am writing an environment to format its content in a box with a background and that can be split across pages. I am using a splitting algorithm similar to the one used in the boites package. I want ...
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Reduce gap between a figure and a paragraph

I put 2 figures side by side as follows: \begin{figure} \centering \subfigure[a long sentence a]{% \includegraphics[width=0.23\textwidth]{figures/cells_time_23h29.eps}} \subfigure[a long ...
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How to customize a brief table of contents generated from tocloft and shorttoc into one page?

I am writing a book with over 20 chapters using LaTex. I generated the detailed Table of Contents with the package tocloft, and a brief TOC with shorttoc. Right now, the brief TOC has two pages but I ...
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Change spacing for lists in LyX through template

I want to change the vertical spacing of a list in my resume. I am using the moderncv style file through LyX in Ubuntu 12.04. One of the list environments defined in the moderncv is Computer ...
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ConTeXt: Set mixedcolumns maximum height for vertical rule

Background Looking to ensure that the height of a vertical rule for the first page of a section is the same as the subsequent sections. Code Minimum working example to illustrate the issue: ...
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Free space in bar-chart with empty entries

I would like to plot some data set with the ybar option of pgfplot. But not all entries are nonzero. The zero entries waste space between the bars and when the plot gets crowed it is not clear anymore ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Remove vertical space between several chapters in ToC

I would like to remove the vertical space between several (but not all) chapters in my ToC (namely, the literature, the list of symbols, and the index). The following code works in the preamble to ...
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Deal with too much white space

It happens quite often in long LaTeX files that LaTeX "tries" to fill a page, but because of various priority rules to theorem environments for example very much white space and large line spacing is ...
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how to reset spacing, using the package of bu_ece_thesis.sty

I am a new user of SWP 5.5 (Scientific Workplace). I am writing thesis. For simplicity, I directly used the template of "Boston University ECE" (File-new-thesis-Boston University ECE). Now I want to ...
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Setting the spaces in a beamer mini frame

I am writing a custom beamer template and I'd like to use mini frames for the navigation in it, however I'd like to avoid having the spacing that they have by default: the problem here is that ...
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How to change spacing in a template?

I am trying to write a two column biological review using a downloaded template. I had to add few pictures(one column) in between. So to adjust the spacing the template generates spacing in some ...
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large space between section header and content

I'm using an external file to add appendices to my thesis. The external file called (supplement.tex) contains a huge list of figures similar to this. \subsection{Testing} \begin{figure}[H] ...
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Spacing between consecutive displayed equations

I'm trying to adjust the spacing between several display equations, without having to put them in AMS align environment. I inserted several display equations in a row, each creating its own new line, ...