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I want line spacing only for certain pages and keep the default for other pages. For example, I want no line spacing for certificate pages and line spacing of 1.5 (MS Word equivalent) for chapter pages. How to get this done?

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  • Is is possible to use separate files for the chapters and the certificates?
    – Thruston
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 9:58
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    – cfr
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 11:32

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You can load the setspace package. With it you can then set the spacing for certain sections by enclosing them in its own environment by using the tags \begin{spacing}{<length>} ... \end{spacing}.

Output

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Code

\documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{setspace}

\begin{document}

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\begin{spacing}{1.5}
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\end{spacing}
\end{document}

If you use this a lot, you can set a new command in the preamble (before \begin{document}) like

\newcommand{\bsp}{\begin{spacing}{1.5}}
\newcommand{\esp}{\end{spacing}}

so you can just type those commands, or enter a parameter by writing \newcommand{\bsp}{\begin{spacing}{#1}}, so in the document you can type \bsp{1.5} or \bsp{2}.

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