# beginner with latex - spaces between lines

i am dealing with the thesis writing. I know that \\ indicates single space lines.

The problem is that i can not find the way to make a "doublespace" between second and third sentence. I read other similar topic but i think it is not the same problem(maybe i am not understanding texmaker very well).

The text looks like this:

\title{thesis
{something}\\ #here i need double space
{another thing}\\
{\includegraphics{/heraldic.jpeg}}
}


Any help?

• \\  means line break. Use ~~ for two spaces (or \ \ , or something even different). – TeXnician May 25 '17 at 19:02
• Oh, you are right. And only one ~ for single spaces? – user134500 May 25 '17 at 19:03
• Yes, but beware: Those ~ characters are non-breaking spaces. Write them between two words and there can't be a line-break. – TeXnician May 25 '17 at 19:03

## 2 Answers

This is just a short version: You can use ~~ which prints two non-breakable spaces. Or you could use \ \  which would force spaces, which could be broken. And just for protocol: There are other versions out there.

If you want a linebreak instead you can use \\~\\ to produce two empty lines or simply use a \\[\baselineskip] which adds one additional line height to the document.

You can use \vspace{\baselineskip} to add vertical space. Using your example, it would look like this:

\title{thesis
{something}\\ \vspace{\baselineskip}
{another thing}\\
{\includegraphics{/heraldic.jpeg}}
}


If you want to add a specific height, you can use \vspace{12pt} or indicate another height for \vspace.

• Please add a few explanations and/or a minimal working example. As of now, this is more a comment than an answer. – Johannes_B May 26 '17 at 9:12