# Different vertical spacing between paragraphs

I sometimes get annoying weird spaces in my latex and I dont know how to fix them. these are my global variables. I cannot paste my code unless someone tells me how I can convert all text into random characters. Using this template https://www2.securecms.com/ICIP2017/Papers/PaperKit.html#Templates

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{spconf,amsmath,graphicx}
\usepackage{tabu}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage[usenames, dvipsnames]{color}


the texts that give error. I am not using any functions or local variables. They are all texts.

Many lines of text. LIDAR sensors that provide a 3D map of the environment around the vehicle are unequivocally more powerful than a single stereo-pair.

Despite these attractive features, the use of LIDAR sensors are still...

\begin{figure}[t]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\columnwidth]{res}\\
\caption{The workflow of our object proposal algorithm.}
\label{fig:workflow}
\end{figure}

Many lines of text. Here, we briefly review works that will be used as a baseline for comparison.

In the Selective Search (SS) algorithm \cite{selectivesearch}, pixels analyzed


• is the space you're referring to the different space between paragraphs? what you've shown isn't enough to say for sure, but often this is caused by the presence of something that takes a space that is not an integral number of baselines, such as a display (doesn't look like you have any) or a section heading. since the partial page on the left doesn't have the baselines aligned with the page on the right, my guess is that there's a heading at the top. maybe this helps: How to get uniform spacing between paragraphs across several pages? – barbara beeton Feb 6 '17 at 18:01
• well, it;s the presence of the float that's causing the different alignment. what you're looking for is a "grid" approach. look for other questions here that ask about that. making specific adjustments depends on the document class and packages you're using, which you haven't specified. – barbara beeton Feb 6 '17 at 18:15
• BTW Sometimes that difference is just caused by TeX trying to put some more text onto one page (keywords \raggedbottom/\flushbottom). – TeXnician Feb 6 '17 at 18:30
• Wow the \raggedbottom works really well. Thanks ! – RuiQi Feb 7 '17 at 2:31
• @Mico I'll do in the next half hour. – TeXnician Feb 7 '17 at 20:58

## 1 Answer

LaTeX treats text on a page very differently according to its spacing options. Some classes want LaTeX to fill out the white space on a page best possible, others want it to just keep the text where it is.

The two main options are:

• \flushbottom: in-/decreases text spacing as needed to fill page,
• \raggedbottom: there is no "correction" of text spacing

You will need option \raggedbottom to ensure that paragraph spacing is equal at all points (and on all pages).