# line spacing in title is too narrow

I have a template for my thesis and the line spacing is too narrow for the department title.

It looks like in the image. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W-FLfpB5vv6mOEUvCVu4_zYiOL2MWq3N/view?usp=sharing

The command in the title file is this:

\vspace{5mm}
{\huge\MakeUppercase{\getFaculty{}}}\\
\vspace{15mm}


In the main.tex file it's this:

\newcommand*{\getFaculty}{Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering}


I don't understand how I can increase the line spacing for only this line beacuse for the other lines it looks good.

• Welcome to tex.sx. The line spacing of a changed font doesn't get applied until the end of a paragraphj -- and this element doesn't get treated as a paragraph, so the default spacing is applied. Add \par just before the final brace to force it. That shouldn't change anything else. Apr 5 '19 at 21:28
• Welcome to TeX SX! Try \renewcommand*{\medskip\getFaculty}{Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering} as a work-around. Apr 5 '19 at 21:31

I can think of two remedies.

• The canonical solution, already suggested by barbara beeton, is to insert a \par instruction before the scope of \huge ends. That way, the interline spacing that's applied is what's appropriate for \huge material.

• Insert \strut directives immediately before and after \getFaculty.

I'd recommend using the former solution.

\documentclass{article}
\newcommand*{\getFaculty}{Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering}

\begin{document}
\centering
{\huge\MakeUppercase{\getFaculty}\par}

\bigskip

{\huge\MakeUppercase{\strut\getFaculty\strut}}
\end{document}


In addition, you should seriously consider letterspacing all-caps material. The following screenshot shows the appearance without and with letterspacing, for all-caps and small-caps material. Letterspacing can be achieved by using the \textls command, which is provided by the letterspace package.

\documentclass{article}
\newcommand*{\getFaculty}{Department of Electrical and~Computer Engineering}
\usepackage{letterspace} % for "\textls" macro
\textwidth13cm

\begin{document}
\centering
{\huge\MakeUppercase{\getFaculty}\par}

\bigskip
{\huge\textls{\MakeUppercase{\getFaculty}}\par}

\bigskip
{\huge\textsc{\getFaculty}\par}

\bigskip
{\huge\textls[75]{\textsc{\getFaculty}}\par}
\end{document}

• Thanks! \par is not working. It says "There is no line here to end." \strut works just fine! Thanks. Apr 6 '19 at 11:56
• @aJazz - As the screenshot shows, using \par works just fine with a basic but fairly standard document setup. If \par` "is not working" for your docuent, it must be because of some nonstandard characteristics of your document which you haven't shared so far.
– Mico
Apr 6 '19 at 12:10