Increase the space between paragraphs in the GUI

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Tue Oct 15 02:39:07 UTC 2019

On 10/14/19 4:30 PM, Kale Kundert wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've really liked using LyX overall, but one thing that bugs me is that the GUI
> doesn't put any extra blank space between paragraphs.  For me, just a little bit
> of extra space would make it much easier to read documents while I'm composing
> them.  I'm pretty sure that there's not currently an option to add space between
> paragraphs, but I'm reasonably competent when it comes to C++, so I feel like
> this should be the kind of thing that I can do myself. 
> I'm hoping someone can briefly point me in the right direction, in terms of what
> files to edit/what classes to familiarize myself with/etc, to implement this
> feature.  I looked briefly at the source code, but it didn't seem like I'd be
> able to easily understand it on my own.  Any help would be appreciated!

In Local Layout or elsewhere:

Style Standard
    ItemSep .5

Customize as you wish (and see the Customization manual).

That said, we could always use help with some of the many bugs! If any
appeal to you, let us know, and we'll be happy to help.


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