# [Tugindia] double spacing

Thu Jul 31 06:50:47 CEST 2003

>>>>> "Kapil" == Kapil Hari Paranjape <kapil at imsc.res.in> writes:

Kapil> Hello,

Kapil> Manjusha wrote:

Manjusha> Use of single command will produce dopuble spacing
Manjusha> effect.  \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{2} write this
Manjusha> line before \begin{document} i.e. in preamble of the
Manjusha> document.

Manjusha> 2 stands for double spacing by default it is 1.

Manjusha> One can also have spacing 1.5, .97 etc using same
Manjusha> command.

Manjusha> Arun Devulapalli wrote:

Arun> i have to submit an assignment which i want to do in LaTeX,
Arun> but i need to double space ev,ery word!

Kapil> The querent wants to double space every word --- like
Kapil> "spaced out" typing.  In other words exrta horizontal
Kapil> space.

Kapil> The "baseline" streching will put extra vertical space.

\spaceskip and \xspaceskip control the interword spacing in TeX. Here
is a small example you can try:

\begingroup
\xspaceskip 20pt
\spaceskip 20pt

This is a test this is a test this is a test this is a test this is a test
this is a test this is a test this is a test this is a test this is a
test.

\endgroup

This is a test this is a test this is a test this is a test this is a test
this is a test this is a test this is a test this is a test this is a
test.

>From the dvi you could gather how the values for \xspaceskip and
\spaceskip control the interword spacing, from which you can arrive at
a value which is suitable for your requirement.

Best