I get excessive word spacing at the bottom lines of paragraphs ending with \break.

I tried to add \setlength{\parskip}{0pt}, \raggedbottom, loading ragged2e and loading microtype. Nothing seemed to work...

Here is my preamble:

\usepackage[a4paper, total={7in, 10in}]{geometry}


Anybody can help me with this?

Thank you all in advance!

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Why are you using \break? You should leave an empty line between paragraphs, not use \break. \break doesn't create a paragraph break, as the name may suggest. Rather, it says to TeX that that point is a a place where a line break will look good, so TeX forces a line break there and adds the necessary inter-word spacing to justify the text. Sep 12, 2018 at 14:11
  • I am using \\ to break a line, \break to divide paragraphs, since it provides some spacing between them
    – Leonardo
    Sep 12, 2018 at 14:18
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    No, \\ shouldn't be used either. \break does a line break, but does not end a paragraph. Leave an empty line between each paragraph and it will look better. If you want to change the spacing between paragraphs you can tweak the \parskip. For example, \parskip = 1cm \relax will leave plenty of space between paragraphs. Sep 12, 2018 at 14:22
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    I'm voting to close this question as the issue is not shown in the posted code, but has been solved in comments. Sep 12, 2018 at 18:32


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