# [texhax] newb question - line after section heading

Steve Schwartz s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk
Thu Feb 10 17:52:14 CET 2011

Joe,

On Thu, 2011-02-10 at 07:58 +0000, Joe P King wrote:
> My code is, I am using the packages that a friend recommended but
> there might be a conflict, I am using my abstract as testing page, I
> centered the first line so I can see the spacing better:

My strong advice to someone who describes their question as from a
"newb" would be to start simple and build up rather than start with a
long list of packages in the preamble. There are at least 3
\usepackage{titlesec} calls in your preamble. And with so many packages
it's difficult to easily test which might be conflicting.

Try the following code, which seems to look like what you want, and then
ADD other packages one by one as (and IF) you need them. Check the
documentation either within your own latex installation or online via
the TeX FAQ pages:
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?introduction=yes

HTH
Steve

a prescribed amount of space. Also, for testing purposes it would be
\begin{center}\end{center} environment just to be sure it wasn't that
environment that was introducing the extra space.

\documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article}
\usepackage{titlesec}
\titlespacing{\section}{0em}{*0}{*0}

\begin{document}

\section{Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract}

\begin{center}

stuff

\end{center}

stuff

\newpage

\end{document}

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