I want double spacing between my lines so I used this:


Now I also want a single double space between my paragraphs, what should I do in that case?

If I didn't change anything in my tex file, I would get a sort of a double double space (4 spaces). I can't tell that for sure, because I do not know how to measure a double space in tex file, but I am giving an approximation. Thus, to cut this short, if I want one double space between my paragraphs, what should I do?

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    Please provide a minimum working example (MWE).
    – A Feldman
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 1:09
  • Maybe you want to change \parskip
    – StrongBad
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 1:47
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    Welcome! By default, the spacing between paragraphs is the same as that between lines. Since this seems to be what you want, you shouldn't have to do anything. If that's not what you get, something in your code is responsible. What exactly nobody can really say without knowing the code. If you do wish to change \parskip (and I've misunderstood your question), then don't change it directly. Load parskip if using a standard class, at least. (Other classes may have better options.) This is assuming you are using LaTeX which we can't tell as you've not told us or shown us.
    – cfr
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 2:14
  • BTW, in LaTeX there is really no such thing a double spacing, just some spaces are bigger than others. Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 3:39

2 Answers 2


Use a combination of setspace and parskip:

\usepackage{kantlipsum}% for dummy text
\parindent=1.5em % or whatever you need

output of code


In my experience the trick to precise control over the space between lines is to use \vspace.

Try this:


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