# Too large line spacing with different font size (\tiny) in beamer

When using the \tiny font in slides created with the beamer package I find that the spacing between lines in a wrapped paragraph is too large. (This only happens when mixing fonts within one paragraph.) How do I avoid this?

Minimal working example:

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
Large Text. And then smaller like so: \\
{\tiny In mathematics, the method of considering a minimal counterexample (or minimal criminal) combines the ideas of inductive proof and proof by contradiction.[1] Abstractly, in trying to prove a proposition P, one assumes that it is false, and [...]
} \\
(excerpt from \texttt{https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimal counterexample})
\end{frame}

\end{document}

• @fuenfundachtzig Could you maybe accept the answer to mark the question as solved? – MERose Nov 21 '16 at 9:46

I found the answer on comp.text.tex: You just need to add \par after the tiny text (and remove the \\) like so:

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
Large Text. And then smaller like so: \\
{\tiny In mathematics, the method of considering a minimal counterexample (or minimal criminal) combines the ideas of inductive proof and proof by contradiction.[1] Abstractly, in trying to prove a proposition P, one assumes that it is false, and [...]
\par
}
(excerpt from \texttt{https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimal counterexample})
\end{frame}

\end{document}

• It is because the line spacing is calculated at the end of the paragraph. Without the \par the paragraph ends outside the } and thus outside the \tiny – daleif Nov 8 '13 at 9:46
• So par is like \\ but in addition tells LaTeX that it needs to (re-)compute the line spacing, right? – fuenfundachtzig Nov 12 '13 at 11:33
• No \par is paragraph end, the definition of \\ varies from the context it is being used. In normal text it is the same as \newline. However, 99% of all cases, a user should never use \\ or \newline in the text. – daleif Nov 12 '13 at 15:13