# Better way to remove extra space around the quote

There are extra spaces around the extensive (indented and long) quotations. My current solution to eliminate them is as follows:

\begin{quote}
\vspace{-\baselineskip}
Lorem ipsum...
\vspace{-\baselineskip}
\end{quote}


Is there any better handling for this issue?

My setup:

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage{apacite}
\usepackage{natbib}


## 3 Answers

Without packages, you can redefine quote to issue zero \topsep.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\renewcommand{\quote}{\list{}{\rightmargin=\leftmargin\topsep=0pt}\item\relax}

\begin{document}

\lipsum*[2]
\begin{quote}
\lipsum*[3]
\end{quote}
\lipsum[4]

\end{document}


Maybe you want to set the topsep to another value.

The good solution is to use the quoting-package.

\usepackage[noorphans,vskip=0.5ex]{quoting}


Change all your

\begin{quote}
[citation text]
\end{quote}


to

\begin{quoting}
[citation text]
\end{quoting}


I suggest you read the manual to learn the other useful options.

• Thanks, but I found another workaround. – Mustafa İlhan Jan 7 '16 at 17:46

Below lines worked for all quotes.

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\AtBeginEnvironment{quote}{\vspace{-\baselineskip}} % before block quote
\AtEndEnvironment{quote}{\vspace{-\baselineskip}} % after block qoute

• Not really the best idea. – egreg Jan 7 '16 at 18:05
• @egreg But mustilica deserves honour for trying to find a solution. – Sveinung Jan 7 '16 at 22:28