I'm taking an exam and I'm allowed a two side page with information on it. Naturally I want to put as much as possible on it so:
What are all the spaces that I can change to fit as much information as possible on two pages? And how do you change them?
I.e. How do you change:
- line spacing
- text size
- space between bullet points
- space between equations
I am sure there is no single package dedicated to the items you list, including "etc.", except perhaps
On a case-by-case basis, the following might be of use:
Consider using the
setspacepackage. Read more about adjusting the line spacing from the UK TeX FAQ entry: Why doesn't
Standard document class (like
report) allow for passing optional arguments regarding the default font size. For example,
will produce a document with default
10ptfont size. Other options include
or using the
memoirdocument class which allows font size selections from
geometryis king when it comes to layout specification. For example,
will leave a
1cmmargin (on all sides), without having to fiddle with other lengths.
In general, list management is easily made possible via
enumitem. For example, inter-item separation is set using
would leave no separation between items. The option
nosepwill kill all vertical spacing.
If you're referring to the spacing above/below equations in surrounding text, then you need to modify the lengths
\belowdisplayshortskip. These lengths define the skip (and stretch/shrink) above and below an equation if the preceding/following paragraph has a short line or not.
If you're using
align(and friends) environment, then the spacing between equations are usually set via the length
\jot. Therefore, modifying this length would provide a tighter spacing between elements within that environment.
The above concepts both deal with vertical spacing. There's more options (like vertical spacing in
tabular) contained within Herbert Voß'
mathmodedocument (details will follow). Horizontal spacing is also something you can tighten within mathmode. For more on this, see the
mathmodedocument (section 11 Space, p 28).
Finally, you could also follow the approach in How to scale entire document including Maths symbols? to compress a number of pages onto one using
nupoption. This would require a two-stage process of creating the regular information (phase 1), and then a compressed version via