# [OS X TeX] Long line in \description environment

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Aug 24 18:55:12 EDT 2009

Am 24.08.2009 um 22:17 schrieb Manuel:

> Now I have tried to change the numerical value of [2ex], but this
> only changed the separation of the paragraphs, so obviously, I
> don't understand what you mean.

Of course I first assumed when you was writing about "vertical space
between all lines" that you meant the space between the parboxes in
the tabular environment. \vspace does not always work, sometimes you
have to use \vspace*. (And this still fails so often to work.) So
what you may have meant is the amount of line spacing? The space
between any lines of text? The leading? (It has nothing to do with
'to lead' but a heavy metal of low melting point.) If it's that, then
I think NFSS2 (New Font Selection Scheme, version 2) is best. Here
you can artificially increase (or decrease) the space between lines
of text:

\fontsize{10pt}{15pt}\selectfont

\baselineskip is the name of the leading variable. There exists a
the preamble. With

\usepackage{lmodern}

in the preamble you could use any font size. (The preamble you showed
recently would use Computer Modern with only a few discrete font sizes.)

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Pete

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