# Linespread in titlepage with \huge [duplicate]

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What is the right way to increase the line height or spacing between lines in the titlepage environment when you have \huge titles?

I tried to increase it using the \linespread command but whatever value I give it, the two lines of the title remain too tight with each other, with a couple of letters g and f that happened to be underneath each other ending up touching each other.

Update Here is a sample of what I have in my titlepage:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{times}

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\begin{center}

\newcommand{\HRule}{\rule{\linewidth}{0.5mm}} % Defines a new command for the horizontal lines, change thickness here

\center % Center everything on the page
\HRule \\[0.4cm]
{ \huge \bfseries \linespread{2.0} This is a sample of a long title which I wish to get a little more line spacing for but linespread doesn't seem to work.}\\[0.4cm]
\HRule \\[1.5cm]

\vfill % Fill the rest of the page with whitespace

\end{center}
\end{titlepage}

\end{document}


## marked as duplicate by David Carlisle, jub0bs, Gonzalo Medina, Alan Munn, WernerApr 16 '13 at 1:07

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• Don't expect others to reproduce your problem from scratch: please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – jub0bs Apr 16 '13 at 0:33
• please always show a document that shows the problem. Although a guess: If you have text like {\huge some text} that is wrong, it should be {\huge some text\par} then will get a line spacing to match the font size. – David Carlisle Apr 16 '13 at 0:33
• @DavidCarlisle its not a duplicate of that, I already checked it. I am going to put a sample, but its as you're saying essentially. – jbx Apr 16 '13 at 0:41
• The question is an exact duplicate, you should always include a paragraph end in the size change. – David Carlisle Apr 16 '13 at 0:48
• @Jubobs Added a MWE, sorry for omitting it originally. – jbx Apr 16 '13 at 0:50