# [texhax] spacing between sections

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Apr 1 23:31:55 CEST 2006

>>>>> "Philip" == Philip G Ratcliffe <philip.ratcliffe at fastwebnet.it> writes:

>> so, what commands affect the spacing between sections - i.e.
>> between the text and the section?

> Well, it's all in here (taken from artlce.cls - but each class has
> the right to change this).  I can't remember what all the various
> bits do, but you can play with it...

>From TLC2:

\@startsection{name}{level}{indent}{beforeskip}{afterskip}{style}

The space between the baseline of the headline and the baseline of the
first line of the following paragraph is

afterskip + \parskip (of heading font) + \baselineskip (of text font)

Regards,
Reinhard

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