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Does anyone know how to get line spacing in a paragraph to be greater than one and half spacing and less than double spacing? I tried \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{value} but it did not work.

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\usepackage{setspace}

Then for the document, in the preamble

\setstretch{1.75}

or for part of it, in the body

\begin{spacing}{1.75}% assuming standard spacing is < 1.75
  ...
\end{spacing}
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You need \selectfont after changing \baselinestretch. Also, if you want to apply it to a region, you can use \begingroup and \endgroup (or { and } if you prefer). For example:

\begingroup \renewcommand\baselinestretch{1.75}\selectfont
This starts a new paragraph.

\endgroup

IMPORTANT: Please note that a new paragraph (empty line) is required before \endgroup for the change to be effective.

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    Welcome! I've edited your answer slightly. Please take a look to see how I formatted the code as the <code>...</code> do not get you suitable syntax highlighting, whereas the block indentation does. – cfr Sep 7 '16 at 2:56
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    However, note that setspace is recommended for this as it takes various precautions which are absent from the brute-force approach :-). – cfr Sep 7 '16 at 2:57
  • Surely. Thanks for the editing. I agree that setspace is a recommended solution. – chan1142 Sep 7 '16 at 8:02

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