# Handling spacing between multiple lines of a title text

For my thesis I have a very long title and it spans three lines. The spacing between the lines are coming out to be very less. I tried adding \smallskip'. This has improved the spacing between first and second line, but not between second and third. How can this be achieved?

\documentclass[a4paper]{report}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\rule{\textwidth}{1.6pt}\vspace*{-\baselineskip}\vspace*{2pt} % Thick horizontal line
\rule{\textwidth}{0.4pt}\\[\baselineskip] % Thin horizontal line

{\LARGE\textcolor{navy} {\smallskip \uppercase {Towards automating the generation of derivative nouns in Sanskrit by simulating Pāṇini}}
} % Title

\rule{\textwidth}{0.4pt}\vspace*{-\baselineskip}\vspace{3.2pt} % Thin horizontal line
\rule{\textwidth}{1.6pt}\\[\baselineskip] % Thick horizontal line

• Please, Could you give a MWE ? – flav Apr 17 '15 at 6:50
• \smallskip cause one skip. What you want is \baselieskip=1.5\baselineskip – John Kormylo Apr 17 '15 at 17:22

I would provide the following instructions:

• Most importantly, add a \par instruction at the end of the material to be set in \LARGE, to get better line spacing.

• Remove the instruction \smallskip at the start of the LARGE material

• Add three \noindent instructions.

• Add a \medskip instruction to even out the distances between the title material and the pairs of rules.

• Fix the spelling of the color for the title material; I believe it should be "Navy", not "navy".

(I don't know which font you use; Computer/Latin Modern -- the font used in the screenshot -- doesn't appear to be set up to recognize the uppercase forms of the characters ā and ṇ.)

\documentclass[a4paper]{report}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage[textwidth=370pt]{geometry} % choose textwidth here
\begin{document}

\noindent
\rule{\textwidth}{1.6pt}\vspace*{-\baselineskip}\vspace*{2pt} % Thick horizontal line
\rule{\textwidth}{0.4pt}\\ % Thin horizontal line

\noindent
{\LARGE\textcolor{Navy}{\uppercase {Towards automating
the generation of derivative nouns in Sanskrit by simulating Pāṇini}}
\par} % Title

\medskip
\noindent
\rule{\textwidth}{0.4pt}\vspace*{-\baselineskip}\vspace{3.2pt} % Thin horizontal line
\rule{\textwidth}{1.6pt}\\% Thick horizontal line

\end{document}


You have to issue \par before closing the scope where \LARGE is in effect.

You also should use \MakeUppercase rather than \uppercase and define equivalents for the UTF-8 characters ă and ṇ.

\documentclass[a4paper]{report}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage[textwidth=370pt]{geometry} % choose textwidth here
\usepackage{newunicodechar}

\newunicodechar{ā}{\=a}
\newunicodechar{ṇ}{\d{n}}

\begin{document}

\noindent
\rule{\textwidth}{1.6pt}\vspace*{-\baselineskip}\vspace*{2pt} % Thick horizontal line
\rule{\textwidth}{0.4pt}\\ % Thin horizontal line

{\noindent\LARGE\color{Navy}\MakeUppercase{Towards automating
the generation of derivative nouns in Sanskrit by simulating Pāṇini}\par} % Title

\medskip
\noindent
\rule{\textwidth}{0.4pt}\vspace*{-\baselineskip}\vspace{3.2pt} % Thin horizontal line
\rule{\textwidth}{1.6pt}\\% Thick horizontal line

\end{document}


It's easier using \color{Navy} rather than \textcolor{Navy}{...}; the only required precaution is to have the \color instruction after \noindent.

You can better control the rules and the spacing before, between and after them by using the lower level \hrule instruction, rather than \rule.

Also, using \centering seems better.

\documentclass[a4paper]{report}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage[textwidth=370pt]{geometry} % choose textwidth here
\usepackage{newunicodechar}

\newunicodechar{ā}{\=a}
\newunicodechar{ṇ}{\d{n}}

\begin{document}

\hrule height 1.6pt
\vspace{2pt}
\hrule height 0.4pt
\vspace{\medskipamount}

{\centering\noindent\LARGE\color{Navy}\strut\MakeUppercase{Towards automating
the generation of derivative nouns in Sanskrit by simulating Pāṇini}\strut\par} % Title

\vspace{\medskipamount}
\hrule height 0.4pt
\vspace{2pt}
\hrule height 1.6pt

\end{document}
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