I need to write a entire document with line spacing equals 1.5 cm. I've searched about it and found that there is three kinds of spacing: single, double and 1.5, but I need my document to be EXACTLY 1.5 cm (centimeters!). How do I do that? Is there some relation between "LaTeX spacing" and "centimeters"? I mean, for example,
A 1.5 spacing is approximatedly x cm (What is the value of x?)

Thanks everybody!


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If this is LaTeX, try \setlength{\baselineskip}{1.5cm} anywhere after \begin{document}; if Plain or thereabouts, type \baselineskip=1.5cm directly.

  • Do I put this after \begin{document} or at the preamble? Sorry, I'm new in LaTeX...
    – Derso
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 0:01
  • You can do it anywhere in the document; but for consistency's sake, do it in the preamble to make it global.
    – jarnosz
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 0:06
  • @erreka no \begin{document} does \normalsize which will reset the baselineskip (unless \normalsize is also redefined to use 1.5cm space) so after \begin{document} is easier. Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 0:11
  • I stand corrected. I'll edit my answer accordingly.
    – jarnosz
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 1:14

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