# Thread: Vertical Spacing

1. ## Vertical Spacing

I'm using the align environment to typeset a series of equations. They are fairly large equations with lots of fractions and as such are looking rather squashed together with the standard spacing. I was wondering if there's a way of stretching the vertical spacing within this environment? I did have a play at using \smallskip etc, but it doesn't seem to make any difference - I'm not sure if I'm just putting it in the wrong part of the line though.

Cheers,
Rai

2. Can you show a picture or something?

3. Hmmmm, for some reason it's telling me there's a Syntax error when I try to post it using [ math] [ /math] to show you. The code copied straight from my document is

\begin{align*}
\end{align*}

if you want to compile it to see for yourself.

Cheers

4. It looks pretty cool to me.

But if you want to stretch vertical spacing just add another \\ when you finish a line.

For example

\begin{align*}