The `lettrine` package lets your add drop caps at the beginning of paragraphs.

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Issue: string manipulation with links inside

I have defined a new command \openintro which I call at every chapter of my work. This command basically constructs a lettrine sentence, like the image below (don't bother with text style): ...
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lettrine with image

Working with lettrine in a probably not intended kind leads me to a problem. When running the following example you can see that the two lines of text are not starting at the same position. Ugly! I ...
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Accented Character in ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps

I'm looking to use an ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps and the lettrine package. However Zallman Caps doesn't have all characters I'm interested. In particular, I'm interested in placing ...
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Understanding lettrine.sty and the way to configure it

The following code has two paragraphs with a lettrine. Why do they format differently? The second one has the desired code (with a configuration command), but only the first produces the desired ...
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Lettrine loversize on a grid

I'd like to have a dropped capital matching the uppercase height. The lettrine package does a pretty good job with the loversize option, but it misaligns with the imaginary grid. Is there any way to ...
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Automating Lettrine

I know this topic has been touched on here and other places on the web, but it doesn't seem anyone has come up with a good solution. What I would like is to apply lettrine to a paragraph so it always ...
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Sentences alignment error with the lettrine package

I want to align the two starting words in two sentences with each other ('ROM' in the first line with 'may' in the second line) How could I do that? Here is the working code: \usepackage{lettrine} ...
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Capital letters and lettrine

I have a problem with lettrine \lettrine{A}fin The code above gives me the A and F as capital letters, and I'd like the only A be a capital letter . How can I do this?
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Ornament drop caps effect

I'm trying to create the ornament effect in first paragraph of the example below in latex. I know how to use the lettrine package for creating drop caps but I'm unclear how ornaments spanning the ...
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Automatic dropcaps for the first letter of a chapter

I'm in the process of writing a LaTeX style for thesis dissertations, and would like to automatically transform the first word of a chapter to dropcaps. This is trivial to do manually using the ...
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how do I multiply a command argument with a constant?

I'm writing a novel and I defined a set of commands for starting a new chapter: %A \newcommand{\AKapitel}[1]{\lettrine[lines=3, lraise=-0.2,findent=-22pt, nindent=14pt, ...
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How to change the font of the lettrine?

I would like to change the font of the letrrine \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}{\fontfamily{the_name}} \lettrine[lines=3, lhang=0.33, loversize=0.25]{B}{ecause} using this font: ...
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Lettrine: Put a letter lowercase in Lyx

I use Lyx 2.1, document class : report. I inserts a "lettrine", the letter that follows in uppercase, I want this letter to be lowercase. Code : \begin{onehalfspace} \lettrine{F} ace
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Float interference with lettrine.sty [duplicate]

When using the package lettrine.sty, I have noticed an annoying interference between drop caps and floats. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \begin{document} \usepackage{lettrine} ...
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Coloredlettrine Error: Did any one have any luck using the coloredlettrine package?

http://tex.stackexchange.com/revisions/69271/1 ^Raphink created the coloredlettrine package (https://github.com/raphink/coloredlettrine). I have tried to compile it in XeLaTeX to no avail. I ...
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Using lettrine with mathptmx

I found a template that uses the lettrine package with mathpazo. I want to use mathptmx, but when I use lettrine to make a large first letter, the second letter appears capitalized. The trick seems to ...
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Can I use lettrine to make only first letter capital letter

How can I make a book where every sections first letter is bigger than others? I tried to make the following book format but the text looks like SUmmer rather than Summer: \documentclass[10pt]{book} ...
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Starting a paragraph with a big letter [duplicate]

I want to type my thesis with this style. How can I do this in latex?
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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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Spacing between single line paragraph with lettrine

I'm having the following problem with lettrines and paragraph with a single line : \lettrine[lines=2, loversize=0.15, findent=1em, nindent=0em ]{1}{}% First step. \lettrine[lines=2, loversize=0.15, ...
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Lettrine and Arabic script

I am trying to typeset texts with numbered, non-titled chapters with latex and want the chapter number always large in the text. I have used lettrine in latin script text successfully, but I get ...
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Why is this lettrine being bumped into the margin?

Consider the MWE from an earlier question: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} %\usepackage{fontspec} %\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={Historical}} ...
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Typeset text immediately before \lettrine dropped capital

How do I add 'sidebar' text? I'm aware that 'sidebar' is likely the wrong word to use. Please let me know what the correct term is. I'm referring to the text to the left of the dropped cap ("The ...
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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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lettrine inside multicol positioned wrong. problem with \columnbreak

The following code shows two problems. 1. the intendation of the lettrine is wrong inside the multicols environment and the SampleList environment unless a \vfill is inserted at the end. 2. The next ...
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Lettrine in Abstract - Strange Behaviour

Does anyone know why this strange behaviour is happening when using lettrine in the abstract environment in stock-standard article class? The parshape seems to be repeating...??? Here is my code to ...
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First letter in gothic font

I am trying to achieve what I would call a simple customization and yet I can't manage to get it. In particular I would like to have the first letter of the paragraph written in Gothic font such as in ...
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Lettrine and Wrapfig

How can I use lettrine at the start of a paragraph used in the wrapfigure environment. Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage{lettrine} ...
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\lettrine causes strange line breaks

Since I updated to ConTeXt 2012 and mkIV, each time I want to write a dropped capital I got a strange result (I mean, that extra line break) with the first line of the paragraph the dropped capital is ...
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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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Disable the function of the lettrine command

I would like to have two versions of my document. The differences depend on whether kpfonts is loaded or not. If it's not loaded I want to disable the\lettrine command and the arguments in the command ...
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why this math mode in lettrine

Trying to use the lettrine package in XeLaTeX with the Georg Duffner's EB Garamond font results in: ! Bad USV code (-2411) Trial and error shows that the problem comes with these two lines in ...
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Lettrine doesn't care of lower size

I'm currently using lettrine package and when I set a lower size bigger than zero it seems doesn't work. This is my tex source: \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,italian,a4]{book} ...
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Best way to use lettrine in LyX

What is the best way to use the package lettrine in LyX? Right now I've written in the Document Preamble \usepackage{lettrine} and then I use the classic tex code \lettrine{O}{nce upon a time} there ...
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Alternative to adjustwidth for use with a lettrine (or alternative to lettrine)

I'm using \lettrine for the first paragraph of a section. However I'd like that section to be narrower than the others so I'm also using adjustwidth from the changepage package. This causes alignment ...
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Mid-paragraph drop cap / float (lettrine)

I'm trying to typeset drop caps, but I have some instances where I need a drop cap to be mid-paragraph. I'm picturing something like: /\ *Some multiline text /==\ starts here and goes below, ...
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Lettrine, accentuated characters and htlatex

I use accentuated letters with the lettrine package like: \lettrine{É}{lisée} avait vu le pouvoir de Dieu sur la vie d'Élie. With luatex (which is my normal rendering engine), it works fine. ...
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What does “\lettrine” do?

I have seen the command a few times and I want to know what \lettrine does and whether you have to use a package in order for it to work.
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How to choose good values for findent and nindent?

I'm using the lettrine package with the default two-line initials (so that I can use findent and nindent). My problem is typographical rather than TeXnical: how do I choose good values for these ...
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Spacing between environments

I am trying to define a dialog environment while using the lettrine package. My problem are the spaces between the dialogs. There is no problem when a dialog consists of more than two lines. But ...
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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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Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine

This is one question which technically could be broken into two minor questions. I am using a lettrine and some verse text, but the calculation to determine how much to indent the text does not ...
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How to avoid bad page breaks with lettrine?

I use the lettrine package to lower the first letter at the beginning of some paragraphs. But sometimes it happens to be the last line of the page and the result is awful. Is there any way to move it ...
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Lettrine and section at bottom of page causes bad pagebreak

My custom lettrine and section causes some of my pagebreaks to ruin my layout. Please see the example of the output for the attached code run through XeLaTeX. Verse 2 on the next page should ...
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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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\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 ...