Managing spaces with Latex is not simple, in this tutorial, we will see how to manage horizontal spaces.

How to write horizontal space: qquad, hspace, thinspace , enspace, \, , ! , !! , !!! , : , \;

## Latex horizontal spaces

 Space definition Need amsmath Latex code Result Default No $$f q$$ Horizontal thin space No \, or \thinspace $$f \thinspace q$$ Horizontal negative thin space Yes ! or \negthinspace $$f\negthinspace q$$ Horizontal negative medium space Yes !! $$f\!\!q$$ Horizontal negative thick space Yes !!! $$f\!\!\!q$$ Horizontal medium space Yes : $$f\:q$$ Horizontal thick space Yes \; $$\;$$ Horizontal single space 0.5em No \enspace $$f\enspace q$$ Horizontal single space 1em No \quad $$f\quad q$$ Horizontal douqle space 2em No \qquad $$f\qquad q$$ Custom horizontal space sample No \hspace{3em} $$f\hspace{3em}q$$ Custom horizontal space sample No \hspace{-3em} $$f\hspace{-3em}q$$

## Very important

• No blank space before and after Latex commands: \, , ! , !! , !!! , : , \;
• Add a blank space after \enspace, \thinspace, \quad, \qquad