## LaTeX forum ⇒ Fonts & Character Sets ⇒ How to set single space and font size 12?

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yaozhao
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### How to set single space and font size 12?

1. \begin{document}
2. \fontsize{12}{12}%
3. \selectfont

Am I correct?

Ijon Tichy
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Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:12 am
Usually single spacing is defined as font size + normal leading. So it would be simply
1. \documentclass[12pt]{article}
2. \usepackage{blindtext}
3. \begin{document}
4. This is single spaced text: \blindtext
5. \end{document}
By default, package setspace interprets it the same.

But no rule without exception. So, we do not really know, how someone else would interpret “single spacing”.

However, if you want so setup a smaller leading, package leading could also be useful. However, you should note, that removing the leading completely could result in unequal line spacing of paragraphs because of superscripts of footnotes or height and depth of inline math.

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