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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – increasing line spacing

Though LaTeX already takes care of good readability by choosing a meaningful interline spacing, publishers might require different spacing. We shall modify our example by adding half of a line height to the line spacing.

  1. Extend the preamble of our example with this command:
    \usepackage[onehalfspacing]{setspace}
  2. Typeset to see the change:
    Time for action – increasing line spacing

What just happened?

We loaded the setspace package. Its only purpose is to adjust the line spacing. We provided the option onehalfspacing . This increases the spacing by half of a line height for the whole document.

setspace understands three options:

  • singlespacing is the default. ...

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