LineSpacing

LineSpacing

is an option for Style and Cell that specifies the spacing between successive lines of text.

Details

  • LineSpacing->{c,0} leaves space so that the total height of each line is c times the height of its contents.
  • LineSpacing->{0,n} makes the total height of each line exactly n printer's points.
  • LineSpacing->{c,n} makes the total height c times the height of the contents plus n printer's points.
  • LineSpacing->{c,n,max} limits the amount of extra space to be max times the height of a single line of ordinary text in the current font.
  • A typical default setting for text is LineSpacing->{1,1}, which leaves space for the contents of the line, plus 1 printer's point (approximately of an inch) of extra space.
  • LineSpacing->{2,0} makes text "double spaced".
  • LineSpacing->{1,-n} tightens text by n printer's points.
  • LineSpacing applies both to ordinary text and Wolfram Language expressions, including graphics.
  • A typical default setting for general Wolfram Language expressions is LineSpacing->{1.25,0,2}.
  • In ordinary text, LineSpacing determines the spacing between lines produced by automatic linebreaking. For lines produced by explicit newline characters, ParagraphSpacing is added.
  • In Wolfram Language expressions, LineSpacing is used whether lines are produced by automatic linebreaking or by explicit newline characters.
  • Extra space specified by LineSpacing is inserted equally above and below a line, except that no extra space is inserted before the first line or after the last line of an expression or cell.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (3)

Double spacing:

Make the height of each line 10 printer's points:

Single spacing with 5 printer's points of extra space added to each line:

Scope  (2)

Limit the line space to be half the height of a single line:

Tighten text by 3 printer's points:

Create a notebook with double spacing:

When you press the TemplateBox[{return}, Key0, BaseStyle -> {ExampleText, FontWeight -> Plain, FontFamily -> Source Sans Pro}] key, the Wolfram System leaves two times the height of each line:

Wolfram Research (1996), LineSpacing, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LineSpacing.html (updated 2007).

Text

Wolfram Research (1996), LineSpacing, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LineSpacing.html (updated 2007).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_linespacing, author="Wolfram Research", title="{LineSpacing}", year="2007", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LineSpacing.html}", note=[Accessed: 18-October-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_linespacing, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={LineSpacing}, year={2007}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LineSpacing.html}, note=[Accessed: 18-October-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1996. "LineSpacing." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2007. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LineSpacing.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1996). LineSpacing. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/LineSpacing.html