# Change line color and thickness and line spacing

I am new to LaTeX and I am creating a resume.

I have added a black line.

1)However, I would like to know how to specify a color and line thickness for this line?

2) I would like to know how to adjust line spacing? I know I can use \setspace. I am not too happy with \singlespacing and onehalfspacing. I am looking for something in between these 2. I want to be able to manually adjust the line spacing (is there a parameter that I can set?).

3) For the last row, I am trying to do tab then "Sixth Form" but I do not understand why latex is not allowing me to do it ?

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage[top=0.7in, left=0.3in, bottom=0.0in, right=0.3in]{geometry}
%\usepackage{setspace}
%\singlespacing

\oddsidemargin=0.0in
\evensidemargin=0.0in
\textwidth=6.5in
\marginparwidth=0.5in
\textheight=9.0in
\pagenumbering{gobble}
\begin{document}
\centerline{\huge \bf My Name}
\vspace{2.5pt}
\centerline{$\bullet$ Address $\bullet$ (Country code)phone number}
\centerline{Email}
\noindent{\LARGE \bf Education} \\
{\line(1,0){475}}
\hspace{10in}{Sixth Form } \hfill{Time}
\end{document}


You can use \setstretch{..} to set a different factor, although in general changing the baseline from the one intended in the font design usually doesn't lead to an improvement.

Other comments, you loaded the geometry package (usually the best way of setting page dimensions) but then over-rode all its settings by setting lower level LaTeX parameters:

\oddsidemargin=0.0in
\evensidemargin=0.0in
\textwidth=6.5in
\marginparwidth=0.5in
\textheight=9.0in


\centerline{\huge \bf My Name}
\vspace{2.5pt}


\centerline and \bf shouldn't really be used in LaTeX they are hang overs from plain TeX (\bf is not even defined by default, just added as a compatibility layer by the document class). Whenever you have a font size change it is best to include a paragraph end (\par or blank line) within the same scope, otherwise you set large text on a small baseline.

Similarly

\noindent{\LARGE \bf Education} \\


Avoid \\ except in tabular etc. This should be

{\LARGE\textbf{Education}\par}


\line is only intended fro picture mode, I was surprised it didn't give an explicit error here but apparently not. Use \rule

{\line(1,0){475}}


Should be

\noindent\rule{\textwidth}{.4pt}\par


Or to change the width and colour

\usepackage{color}

\noindent\textcolor{red}{\rule{\textwidth}{5pt}}\par

• How can i set the length of \rule ? Sep 22 '13 at 23:39
• @asd the first parameter of \rule I used \textwidth but you can make it 6in or 0.5\textwith or .... Sep 22 '13 at 23:40
• @asd This is standard LaTeX syntax, across all commands taking lengths, perhaps you should start with a tutorial such as lshort which is available in all tex distributions. .5\textwidth is half of \textwidth ie half the width of the printed area. You can not use 0.5 units have to be explicit. Sep 22 '13 at 23:50