# Extra space between lines (gb4e)

I am using gb4e.sty to provide inter-linear language glossing. This works well, but I want to get wider spacing between lines when sentences have 2 or more lines like this;

Here is my source code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{times}
\usepackage{gb4e}
\noautomath
\let\eachwordone\it
\setlength{\glossglue}{10pt plus 2pt minus 1pt}

\begin{document}
\begin{exe}
\ex
\gll mukasi monosugoka jii atama=no an wanrjoku=no an samurai=ga utan=bee=cjo\\
old.days very good head=NOM exist strength=NOM exist samurai=NOM existed=HSY=ASS\\
\trans Once upon a time, there was a samurai with a smart brain and strength.'
\end{exe}
\end{document}


Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

## 2 Answers

You can redefine \eachwordtwo to include more space. If that leaves too much space between the free translation and the gloss line, you can redefine \trans to have a small negative \vspace{}. If you have three line glosses, you need to redefine \eachwordthree.

I've made some corrections to your document: the times package is deprecated, and you shouldn't use it. Instead use newtxtext and newtxmath. Also, two letter font changing commands are also deprecated, and you should use their proper replacements (in this case \itshape).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{newtxtext}
\usepackage{gb4e}
\noautomath
\setlength{\glossglue}{10pt plus 2pt minus 1pt}
\renewcommand{\eachwordtwo}{\rule[-10pt]{0pt}{0pt}\itshape}
\begin{document}
\begin{exe}
\ex
\gll mukasi monosugoka jii atama=no an wanrjoku=no an samurai=ga utan=bee=cjo\\
old.days very good head=NOM exist strength=NOM exist samurai=NOM existed=HSY=ASS\\
\trans Once upon a time, there was a samurai with a smart brain and strength.'
\end{exe}
\end{document}


Would switching to a different gloss package be an option? In general, expex gives much better control over spacing and formatting than gb4e, and the extraglskip parameter in that package does exactly what you're asking for.

• Thank you for yout help, Leah! My problem has solved. expex.sty is customizable and works well than gb4e.sty so far. – Kato Kanji Oct 23 '17 at 16:29