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I am using the Easy Thesis template to write my thesis.

I want my abstract to be in double spacing.

By default this template has an environment for "abstract" in the class file.

\newenvironment{abstract}
{
    \thispagestyle{empty}
  \begin{center}
    \setlength{\parskip}{0pt}
    {\Large{\bf{ABSTRACT}} \par}
    \medskip
  \end{center}
}

I have tried to use the command \linespread{1.6}\selectfont in the environment above and in the abstract.tex file. Unfortunately, nothing happens. I did not get double spacing.

Can I get some help on how to go about this?

Appreciate any help.

I also browse website but solution is given for memoir class and not for Thesis.cls.

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    Try \baselineskip=2em for example, inside the center. – Sigur Aug 24 '15 at 7:25
  • Nothing happen... – Vijay Aug 24 '15 at 7:28
  • OK. #Sigur it works if I place the command after the end{center}. Thank you. Just for verification, is 2em=double spacing ? – Vijay Aug 24 '15 at 7:32
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    Sorry, you are right. The command should be outside center to have effect on the abstract contents. em is the width of the capital M in the current font. So it changes automatically when you change the font. Of course you can use another units, but I like that. Usually I use 1.5em. – Sigur Aug 24 '15 at 7:35
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    It should work if you put \linespread{1.6}\selectfont just after \end{center} – egreg Aug 24 '15 at 8:32