Iam writing my thesis in r markdown and want to change the line spacing to 18 pt. But i cant find a solution for it. I only found the setting for onehalf spacing or 1.5 spacing but no for exactly some arbitrary pt.


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There is a small package for specifying explicit leading in any unit you want: The leading package. You use it by including \usepackage{leading} in your preamble and then issuing \leading{18pt} before the body text. This package essentially does the thing that @egreg did in this answer here (not in LaTeX3 syntax though).

Here is an example:

\textbf{10.95\,pt text on 18\,pt leading}: \blindtext

18 pt leading

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