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# Spacings

Spacings
is an option to Grid and related constructs that specifies the spacings to leave between successive objects.

## DetailsDetails

• For Grid, Column, and Row, settings for Spacings are in units of the current font size.
• For GraphicsGrid, GraphicsColumn, and GraphicsRow, settings are in printer's points.
• A setting of the form Scaled[s] gives spacing that is a fraction s of the size of an item.
• A setting of the form Spacings->v specifies that the absolute space between items should be v, independent of the presence of frames or dividers. A setting of the form Offset[v] inserts space v beyond space taken by frames or dividers.
• Settings for Spacings in Grid and related constructs can be given as:
•  {specx,specy} use the at successive x and y positions
• For a grid with n items in a particular direction, Spacings can specify settings for spacings in the n+1 gaps between items, starting before the first item, and ending after the last item.
• The outer edge of the grid is taken to be at the midpoint of the outermost spacing on every side.
• The in each direction can have the following forms:
•  {s1,s2,...,sn} use through , then use defaults {{c}} use c in all cases {{c1,c2}} alternate between and {{c1,c2,...}} cycle through all {s,{c}} use s, then repeatedly use c {s1,{c},sn} use , then repeatedly use c, but use at the end {s1,s2,...,{c1, c2, ... }, sm, ... , sn} use the first sequence of at the beginning, then cyclically use the , then use the last sequence of at the end {s1,s2,...,{},sm,...,sn} use the first sequence of at the beginning and the last sequence at the end {i1->v1,i2->v2,...} specify what to use at positions {spec,rules} use rules to override specifications in spec

## ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

### Basic Examples (2)Basic Examples (2)

Set the horizontal spacing between items:

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Set the horizontal and vertical spacings:

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