How do I change the vertical separation of questions in a questions environment? I need to know how to do it because there are times a vertical separation is not needed, and there are times it is more appropriate (or it looks better) for the exam to have some vertical separation.

I already used the method of using enumitem package as described here, but it doesn't work.




\question He believed that matter consists of four elements of air, earth, water, and fire.
\question She believed that the children are our future if they are taught well.

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    Welcome to TeX.SE. Please edit your posting so that it acually generates the issue you're trying to fix. (With a single \question item in a questions environment, how can one talk about the vertical distance between (at least a pair of) items?)
    – Mico
    Feb 28, 2017 at 8:00
  • Just stick a \vfill between the questions (or \vspace{1in} for example). Feb 28, 2017 at 16:18
  • I'm sorry @Mico. You're right, I didn't realize it :) I edited it now.
    – Iceheat
    Mar 1, 2017 at 3:37
  • @JohnKormylo, it doesn't work.
    – Iceheat
    Mar 1, 2017 at 4:29
  • Questions are basically lists, so you could just use e.g. \setlength{\itemsep}{1in} within the questions environment.
    – campa
    Mar 1, 2017 at 9:01

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I use the following in my preamble.

You can set the itemseparation, topseparation, leftmargins etc, for questions, question parts, subparts and subsubparts as well.





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