I am writing a long document using the report class. The format must be size A4, with a left-hand margin 4 cm., font size 12 and one-and-a-half spacing. So my .tex in minimal form would like this. Apart from the \onehalfspacing I have added \setstretch{1.5} because I realised that in many cases the space between math-display and text was not consistent within the document.

\documentclass[12pt, twoside, openright]{report}

% set margins for double-sided printing
\usepackage[a4paper, lmargin=4cm]{geometry}
\setstretch{1.5} % fix the space between text and math-display
\setlist{nosep} % no separation between items in lists

This seems to solve the problem but now I have a similar 'inconsistent' spacing between text and titles, theorems or propositions (not always, only at some places in the document), like in these examples:

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I have tried deleting

\setstretch{1.5} % fix the space between text and math-display

and the document looks excellent, but as I said, the one-and-a-half spacing is customary. Any ideas how can I solve this?

1 Answer 1


I found a way to solve it. Instead of using \onehalfspacing which seems to be a bit unstable, I am using


which also produces one half spacing. Also, in this version the displays look very well spaced and there's no need of using \setstretch{1.5} any longer.

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