# Strange line space behavior with vspace

I noticed an unexpected different line spacing of the titlepage what drives me crazy. The left page is the MWE, the right page without the \\ in front of Name.

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\begin{document}

\centering
\Huge
\textbf{UUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUU}
\vspace{\baselineskip}\\
\textbf{UUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUU}
{\rmfamily\Large
\vspace{5\baselineskip}\\Name}

\end{document}


Any idea what causes this? Thanks alot!

Cheers, Stephan

If you use \vspace in horizontal mode then it is added after the current line. which is almost never wanted, use \\[12pt] in preference.
If you use a font size command and close the group before ending the paragraph the line spacing restores at the group end so the paragraph uses large fonts on a normalsize baseline and inconsistent spacing. Always include a blank line or \par before the }