{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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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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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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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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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 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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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\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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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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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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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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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 ...