I am trying to use \lineskiplimit=-\maxdimen for the same reasons as questions 522530 and 49072 namely I have uneven spacing between lines when including mathematical notation (specifically subscripts/superscripts).

In my case, I want to apply the lineskiplimit tweak for a single paragraph. Unfortunately:

  1. When I enclose the whole paragraph in curly brackets {...} together with the tweak, I don't see any change;
  2. If I don't enclose, then the uneven spacing vanishes but the effect persists until I break a line - which is problematic because, if I have an align environment after the paragraph I want to reduce line spacing, then by breaking the line I get a large gap between the end of the paragraph and my equation.

Is there a way to set then reset the \lineskiplimit=-\maxdimentweak? I have tried creating a new command and environment to do it, but I don't see any impact.

  • put the blank line ending the paragraph before the } Commented Apr 30, 2023 at 15:42
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    but if it's just one para you could instead do \smash{$X^2$} ... Commented Apr 30, 2023 at 15:45
  • @DavidCarlisle \smash{} does the trick! Commented Apr 30, 2023 at 17:21


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