These are the gaps I'm talking about. This seems similar to what happens when using \flushbottom.

For context, I am using imakeidx with memoir.

I've tried turning on \raggedbottom and setting \parskip to 0pt, both with little success.

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    Those don't look like "stretches" to me, but blank lines intentionally put there to separate one letter of the alphabet and the next (Notice, e.g., they occur between the last 'm'-entry and first 'n' entry, the last 'p'-entry and first 'q'-entry.) If you wanted to remove them, a minimal working example of your code would speed things along.
    – frabjous
    Sep 13, 2022 at 17:41
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    With a fairly minimal set up, I think \renewcommand{\indexspace}{} might work (rerun makeindex), but it's hard to tell for sure for your document without seeing any code.
    – frabjous
    Sep 13, 2022 at 17:53
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    @frabjous has the answer. These spaces are introduced intentionally to make it easier for a reader to find an entry more quickly. Sometimes, the "key letter" is actually set in that location to make the transition even more obvious. Sep 13, 2022 at 18:17
  • ahhhh that makes much more sense! Now that I know why it's there it doesn't bother me anymore, thank you!
    – tefkah
    Sep 13, 2022 at 19:13


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