I'd like to increase the size of \bigskip. How could I do that? This is a MWE:


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The size of the vertical offset generated by the instruction \bigskip is governed by the rubber length -- sorry, some unavoidable TeX jargon here -- parameter \bigskipamount. The LaTeX kernel sets the following default:

\bigskipamount = 12pt plus 4pt minus 4pt

To change it, just issue (say) the following instruction

\bigskipamount = 18pt plus 6pt minus 6pt

Of course, if you want this parameter to be a fixed length rather than a rubber length, you could issue the instruction

\bigskipamount = 18pt

or, equivalently,


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