I'm writing a document with both doublespaced and singlespaced sections. I'm using the setspace package to do the doublespacing and the koma-script report class for the document. In the double spaced environment the space after the heading is larger. This is obvious in my MWE:

\documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{scrreprt}



I really want the space to be the same regardless of the line spacing, the first line should start a fixed distance after the heading. I can tweak it manually with a vspace but I figure there is a proper way to do this and if I tweak it manually then sections I don't have control over like the bibliography. How can I fix this. I tried adjusting the parskip before the section but this also moves the heading down.

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    You're starting from a false premise, in my opinion: why should a chapter be double spaced and another one single spaced?
    – egreg
    Dec 31, 2012 at 17:09
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    @egreg its for a PhD thesis and the school requires that your main text be double spaced while any acknowledgements and references are single spaced. If it was up to me I would get rid of all the ugly double spaced text.
    – s0rce
    Dec 31, 2012 at 17:22
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    I feared you would answer in this way; and you have all my sympathy. :)
    – egreg
    Dec 31, 2012 at 17:25
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    and to add to the pain you must work as hard as possible to replicate the look of a typewriter for the titlepage.
    – s0rce
    Dec 31, 2012 at 17:27

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This might be automated, but it seems that

\chapter{Double spaced chapter}


for a double spaced chapter and

\chapter{Single spaced chapter}

for a single spaced chapter may be what you need.

Some problems might remain for the cases where \chapter is automatically generated, such as the table of contents.

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