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\addtolength

\addtolength{len-cmd}{len}

The \addtolength command increments a length command, len-cmd, which is specified by the first argument, by the amount specified in the len argument. It can be a negative amount.

As an example,

    \addtolength{\parskip}{-.1\parskip}

decreases the value of \parskip by 10%.


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Revised 9 May 1995.