# Editing Distance between Abstract and Intro in LyX

Here's an example of how I'd like my abstract to appear.

Note that the amount of vertical space between the abstract and intro is minor. In my document the vertical space between the abstract and intro is rather large. I've tried to manually edit the vertical length by using single spacing or custom spacing between the abstract and the intro, but I did not notice any difference.

Source Code of Intro and Abstract:

\begin{abstract}
\begin{doublespace}
\noindent Abstract\end{doublespace}

\end{abstract}
\maketitle

\section{\noindent INTRODUCTION}


Source Code of Entire Document:

 \documentclass[oneside,english]{amsart}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\usepackage{setspace}

\makeatletter
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Textclass specific LaTeX commands.
\numberwithin{equation}{section}
\numberwithin{figure}{section}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% User specified LaTeX commands.
\title[Short version]{Long version}
\usepackage{mathtools}

\makeatother

\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
\begin{abstract}
\begin{doublespace}
\noindent Abstract\end{doublespace}

\end{abstract}
\maketitle

\section{\noindent INTRODUCTION}
\end{document}


How can I edit the vertical space between the abstract and the intro?

• Adding a \vskip x cm just before \end{abstract} should do the trick. – Bernard Nov 21 '15 at 21:00
• @Bernard how can I enter it there? The only way I know to how to enter vertical space is by using the tabs. How can I edit the source code to do this? – The Substitute Nov 21 '15 at 21:01
• Maybe I've misunderstood. Isn't that what you want? – Bernard Nov 21 '15 at 21:02
• Add a negative skip. For instance \vskip -2\baselineskip. – Bernard Nov 21 '15 at 21:13
• Just is case, try \mbox{}\vspace*{-2\baselineskip} (with the *). – Bernard Nov 21 '15 at 22:25