{drop-cap} An initial is a letter at the beginning of a paragraph that is larger than the rest of the text. A drop cap is a special kind of initial, but this tag is used for all questions about initials.

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IEEEtran with XeLaTeX

I am trying to use the documentclass IEEEtran with XeLaTeX. It all seems to work fine (I load the fonts TeX Gyre Termes Heros, Cursor with fontspecs instead of the standard Times, Helvetica and ...
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Thoughts on turning this DropCap/Lettrine code into a macro

I am aware there are some packages available for Dropped Capitals, esp. the lettrine.sty package for LaTeX. However, I'm learning TeX from fundamentals and decided to figure out how to do it myself. ...
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Using Lettrine or equivalent inside Verse environment

I am trying to use a drop cap in a verse environment. I was more or less successful doing it manually in the following: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{verse,anyfontsize} \begin{document} ...
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Only last name for natbib citep

I want my citations to be shown as (LastName, year) instead of (LastName Initials, year). I am using the natbib package, with setting 'authoryear'. Below a minimilistic example: My .tex file: ...
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How to get Libertine Initials to work with lettrine?

I don't succeed with Libertine Initials and can't find any post on this. I would like to get Libertine Initials to work with the package lettrine. However, I don't get the desired result using this ...
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Bad layout with both lettrine module and builtin initals in two column setup in ConTeXt

I am seeing broken positioning of letters produced by the lettrine module. Here is my MVE: \setuppapersize[A4][A4] \usemodule[lettrine] \definehead[recipe][section] \setuphead[recipe][ ...
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How to Use Goudy Initialen in Lettrine

How can I use the Goudy Initialen font with Lettrine for the first drop letter of a paragraph? I can't understand from the documentation how to use LettrineFontHook or LettrineFont to do this?
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What style/font is this?

Does anyone know how to create numbering for Theorem/lemma/… like this one in the image below, also any idea about the font name?
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What will the tex command for the following image? [duplicate]

How can I produce the below image in LaTEX. To be specific look at the starting word of the paragraph. I dont want to produce that word, but the format in which the paragraph is produced looks nice. I ...
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What style is this thesis?

Does anyone know how to reproduce the headers and the chapter/section styles of this thesis? http://www.stat.washington.edu/~ebfox/publications/ebfox_thesis.pdf To be more specific, how does one ...
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Automating the height of a drop cap initial

How can I modify the following macro to automatically have the initial with the height indicated in the picture? \documentclass{article} \makeatletter \RequirePackage{tikz} \newlength\CLett% Nuova ...
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How does one implement drop caps in plain TeX?

How might one implement a simple drop cap in plain TeX without additional packages?
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renderize yfonts without the pixels signs

how can i renderize this initials without the pixels signs but like the normal font? http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/baroqueinitials/
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Illuminated manuscripts & LaTeX [closed]

How can I produce Illuminated manuscripts (something like this)? Are there existing examples of illuminated manuscripts made with latex, or websites that provide initials or decorations with this ...
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Problem with the dropping package?

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 ...
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Where to put initials (a.k.a. drop caps) in an interview?

I am typesetting an interview in a special issue of a journal. In this issue, we begin each article with a drop cap and a few words in small caps (using the lettrine package). My question is: from ...
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How to increase the size of first character in a chapter (Drop-Caps)

I would like to know how I can increase the size of the first alphabet of first paragraph of a chapter using (Xe/La/?)tex. Please look at the image shown below. What is such an effect called? How ...
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How to change the text position

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{color} \usepackage{yfonts}[1998/10/03] \begin{document} \frakfamily\Large\fraklines ...
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Preventing drop caps from overlapping next paragraph

Using the lettrine package, big drop caps can sometimes overlap next paragraphs, as show here: How can I do it so that following paragraphs are built around the lettrine instead of overlapping it?
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Space after lettrine

When using the lettrine package, there are often additional spaces after the small caps: It can get even bigger than that actually. It seems to me that this is because lettrine uses an mbox to ...
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Lettrine package and the letter L

I am using the package lettrine to typeset capitals. In the documentation there are some special parameters to get the text closer in certain letter. For example, with the A you can set up lettrine to ...
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Make apostrophe closer to letter

I am using the lettrine package to typeset capitals. When there is an apostrophe with a capital L, the spaces look quite ugly. I would like to achieve something like the following: I've already set ...
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Initial with wrapfigure — other idea?

The following minimal example shows how I'd like to make Initials in my document. I make it with wrapfigure, but it seems to be hard to adjust manually or measure and adjust the height and width ...
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\usemodule and ConTeXt

I can't seem to use modules in ConTeXt: \usemodule[lettri] \starttext \lettrine{T}{his is a test} \stoptext When I run texexec on this, I get: ! Undefined control sequence. l.4 \lettrine ...
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Wrap text around symbol

How is it possible to wrap text around a symbol? This is my code so far: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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How can I create documents in LaTeX using a calligraphic first letter for chapters?

Books often have a special letter (often spanning two lines) at the beginning of chapters. How can I create this in LaTeX?