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I have a problem using the dropping package. It says that the file dropping.sty is not found.

What should I do to solve this problem?

Is there another package, instead of the dropping one, performs the same task as the dropping package?

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As said at this CTAN site:

Package dropping: Drop first letter of paragraphs.

The package provides A LaTeX2e macro for dropping the first character(s) (or word(s)) of a paragraph, extending the LaTeX 2.09 package dropcaps and automatically taking care of finding the font name. Now largely superseded by lettrine.

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