I use the command include{} to import .tex files from other sources, and in one of them is used a tabularx environment. While my main/base .tex file, which is where the other .tex's are imported into, uses the command linespread{2.0} in its preamble, which functions with no doubt, only the lines in tabularx are unaffected. No matter where I add \newcommand\linespread{2.0} again, the lines in tabularx are kept in 1.0 linespread. How can I change the linespread in the tabularx into 2.0?

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    May 11, 2018 at 13:02
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    it would be clearer if you provided an example \include isn't related to this and probably not tabularx either. Floats such as the table environment call \normalsize which will reset the line spacing. Normally you should set \baselinestretch or use a package such as setspace rather than use \linespread May 11, 2018 at 13:03

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Using David Carlisle's comment you get a line spacing of 2 with

  • \usepackage[doublespacing]{setspace} for text
  • \renewcommand\baselinestretch{2}\selectfont inside table environment






    \caption{example table}
        foo & bar\\ \hline
        foobar & foo\\ \hline




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