{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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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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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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Why equation Recognizes section Above While aligned Does Not

I am placing equations either right after section headings, right before them or both. I know that this is not advised, but I do believe in my context it looks better. One interesting thing I noticed ...
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Getting negative vspace to behave

My TeX code (including parameters in command definitions) that creates lyrics sheets and chord sheets of songs is generated dynamically by other code accessing database data and processing it line by ...
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XeTeX: special \XeTeXcharclass needed for null glues

\XeTeXcharclass for glues (including null ones) is 255. High punctuation spacing in French with XeTeX is based on \XeTeXcharclass and \XeTeXinterchartoks both in polyglossia and babel/frenchb. As a ...
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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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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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Remove spaces between various elements

I am trying to remove the space between the elements that I show in the following image. The space I talk about is denoted by the gray line (that line is not produced by LaTeX, it is merely a way to ...
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Defining an 'optional' description list environment

I'm trying to create a variant of the description environment that coerces any present description to be on the next line. I can't seem to get the vertical spacing right when there's no description ...
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How to add prefix to section names and create space in table of contents

I would like to add the prefix "Appendix" to appendix sections such that it appears in a table of contents. However, whenever I add this prefix using the \renewcommand command, the table of contents ...
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spacing within block and between blocks with list in beamer

I am using beamer blocks in the default theme to delimit "paragraphs" in a frame. When I use a list within a block, the vertical spacing is different compared to the spacing for a block with no list, ...
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LaTeX seems to insert an extra inter word space before a capital letter in the middle of a word

But I guess it doesn't and it's just a font issue that makes the combination look like there was a space: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} ...
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\printacronyms gives an extra line at end

I used acro package with tabular style to print acronyms. When I did that, it added an extra line to the end of acronyms list, therefore \vspace{-\baselineskip} corrects the problem. However that ...
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Spacing around figures and tables

At the moment I have the following code in the preamble: \usepackage{float} \floatstyle{plaintop} \restylefloat{table} This puts figure captions below the figure, and table captions above the ...
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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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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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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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uneven space between words

when I use itemise or enumerate the spacing between the words reduces when compared to the remaining content outside the itemise or enumerate loop .i want same spacing as outside content .
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Is there a way to control vertical spacing between minipage elements?

I have a large (7-chapter) document on linear algebra. In a part of the document where I do row/column operations, I have put the matrices in a figure within a minipage. I am getting a lot of vertical ...
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Two chapters on same page in memoir, with twocolumn

This is a follow-up to the question two chapters on same page in memoir \documentclass[oneside,landscape,twocolumn]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \chapter*{Test 1} This is a test ...
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Extra vertical space in minimal class

I am trying to get two pieces of text to align vertically. While I could probably do this with boxes, minipages, or a table, I was trying to adjust the alignment with \vspace (somewhat as a learning ...
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Weird spacing in align environment

Using this MWE: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align} x &= y \end{align} \begin{align} x =& y \end{align} \end{document} I get this (cropped) ...
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Big space between longtable/longtabu and the preceeding section header

If I add a longtable or longtabu environment directly after a \section command a very big space is set between the header and the table. In case of the second example where some text is in between ...
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How do I increase the white space between a section's title and the page header?

I would like something like this: I'm using article document class and package geometry, but I think I'm missing some definitions for the sections. I'm new at this and would like to write my masters ...
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How can I customize headings in book-class?

I am writing my master thesis in the book-class in Latex and need some help to format the headings in the document. I have a Word-template from the University which have specific formats of the ...
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Blank rule after end of paragraph while using the \input{}

At this moment I am writing my first .tex file using the \input{} command. My 'master' file will look like this. %preamble \begin{document} \input{introduction.tex} %et cetera \end{document} ...
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How can I set the space between footnotes and page number equal to the space I have between text and page number?

The page numbers are at the bottom center of my document. From time to time, I add footnotes but realised that the space between the footnotes and the page number is not the same for the case I do not ...
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Spacing in displayed equations with a piece of text in the middle

In order to avoid an excess of symbolism, I like to typeset displayed equations with some text replacing some connective, as in (\forall x\in \mathbb{N}: \{1,\dots,x-1\} \subseteq B) ...
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Editing Distance between Abstract and Intro in LyX

Here's an example of how I'd like my abstract to appear. Note that the amount of vertical space between the abstract and intro is minor. In my document the vertical space between the abstract and ...
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Unwanted vertical space at top of page before subsection heading

I have been using LaTeX for a while now, but I am very new to defining my own commands in the preamble. I am working on my thesis, and I'm using a custom .cls file which has been passed down by other ...
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Spacing after minipage

I have been playing with the code given by egreg here: How to keep a constant baselineskip when using minipages (or \parboxes)?, and I have almost succeeded in creating a two-column environment with ...
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Ragged2e preventing proper hyphenation of long chemical names

In my thesis I use chemical names containing dashes and numbers in section titles. Additionally, each compound is numbered by using the \cmpd{} command from chemnum-package. To prevent the label from ...
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Spacing in complicated equations

I have some longer term where some of the factors have a functional dependence in parentheses. When I just write this out, the parentheses are closer to the next symbol than to the symbol that they ...
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How to remove extra space above the figure

This is tex file Thus, speculatively, higher-order antibunching might play a role superior to usual antibunching. Note that such a prominence of higher-order antibunching was discovered for the first ...
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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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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 ...