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Spacing between poem title and poem text

I'm writing a book of poems using the book class. Most of the poems are pretty short and I'm only putting 1 or 2 poems on each page. The problem I'm having is that latex is putting a large space ...
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Acrostic Environment

I tried to wrote the code of an environment for acrostics, using cenverse and boldfirst, but it doesn't work (probably because cenverse use // and boldfirst not). \newcommand\dob[1]{\textbf{#1}} ...
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Automatic versewidth

verse package has \settowidth command to center a poetry. Example: \settowidth{\versewidth}{There was an old party of Lyme} \begin{verse}[\versewidth] There was an old party of Lyme \\ Who married ...
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How to use poetrytex with cyrillic letters

I am trying to use poetrytex with cyrillic letters like this: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{poetrytex} \usepackage[paperwidth=140mm,paperheight=210mm]{geometry} \begin{document} ...
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Copy verse out of pdf mantaining margin structure [closed]

I use LaTeX to nicely typeset poems with the package verse. Here a MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verse} \verselinenumbersleft \poemlines{2} \setlength{\vrightskip}{-3em} ...
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How to add numeration to stanzas

I would like to numerate my stanzas and not only my verses. I couldn't find any option in the verse package. Is there any workaround? Please consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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Numerating verses with multiple stanzas

I am scratching my head over the twist in the verse numeration when the poem is divided over multiple stanzas. It seems that last verse of the first stanza is not counted. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to indent every second stanza in verse environment?

I'm trying to typeset a poem to look like this: The first line of first stanza The second line of first stanza The third line of first stanza The first line of second stanza The second line ...
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How to use memoir environment to set a motto for a chapter? [duplicate]

I would like to set a motto after the chapter title. While the title is set left-aligned the motto should be set left-aligned too, but the longest line of the motto should be aligned to the right ...
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Poetry layout by page rather than verse

I am setting a book of poetry that is one long continuous poem. Some of the verses have quite short line lengths. Others have quite long line lengths. Is there a way to have LaTeX find an optimal ...
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How I can apply margin to a verse?

I want to create a book of poems and I want to place every poem at the middle of the page. I think that calculating the max width of the poem and placing it at the middle might be tricky so I decided ...
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Environment for ancient Greek poem with comments

I want to write an ancient Greek poem and I am having problems in setting the right environmental parameters. My major difficulty is to make an effective use of footnotes. Instead of using a ...
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LaTeX poetry anthology templates

Whenever I search for LaTeX templates for books, theses (plural of thesis), lab reports and so on, I am often overwhelmed with hundreds of beautiful templates from which I have to choose just one. ...
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Avoid stanza indentation in eledpar

I'm typesetting epic verse in parallel text format, i.e. with the original langugage on one page and the translation on the facing page. Having played around with a number of parallel packages, it ...
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Starting a line where the previous line finishes

I have been using LaTeX for standard things like letters and scientific reports. I recently came to visit my grandmother who writes some poetry and told her I could make a nice pdf from her ...
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Typesetting poems

I have ~250 poems to typeset, consisting of ~40 verses each. 99% are in this form: line 1 line 2 line 3 line 4 line 5 line 6 line 7 line 8 ... The "source" of each poem is a PDF file which I use ...
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Running heads containing verse line numbers?

I'm typesetting a long poem using memoir and the verse environment. I would like to provide running heads showing the numbers of the first and last lines appearing on that page (like "lines 36--81"). ...
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Indenting with poemscol package

I'm trying to typeset a poem collection with poemscol. The result looks like this: I'd like to control the distances marked in red (I don't want any moving to the right); but all attempts with ...
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Typesetting ornamental cards?

I'm currently trying to print out some small poems onto card, and I stumbled onto the article "Typesetting modern & contemporary poetry with LaTeX". Some of the examples in there are truly ...
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How to place author’s name below her/his text?

Is there an elegant way to place the name of an author blow her/his poem or text (in an anthology of different authors)? The name should be flushed right, have vertical space (e.g. 1em), should not be ...
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Golden Ratio for vertical poem positioning

On a single page, is it possible to vertically position a poem in the Golden Ratio? Look at the sketch to know what I mean. The vertical red line is dived by the Golden Ratio. The vertical centre of ...
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Line numbers in traditionalpoem environment?

So I've been trying to get satisfactory results typesetting Persian and Arabic poems, in the traditional format, with XeLaTeX. It works just about fine – see the sample document below – but I would ...
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Poetry in footnote

I need to write a translation to poetry into footnote. I failed to find any good way to markup this: \footnote{line1\\line2} By default, footnote's first line have smaller indent that the second ...
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Stanza breaks with verse package

I am trying to enforce stanza breaks via a blank line as explained in the verse package documentation. Stanza breaks do not seem to eventuate with this MWE: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{verse} ...
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verselinenumbersleft with twocolumn

Situation: a poem in the verse environment of the verse package, while the entire page is set with the twocolumn option. Line numbering is enabled via \poemlines{1} and set to the left by ...
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How to write poem in two languages, one on left and the other on right page

How can I have on poem in two different languages written such that in one language it is on the left page and in the other language it is on the right side. Since I have several poems I would like to ...
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Typesetting a poem book for manual binding

I would like to typeset a poem book, which I am planning to print then stitch and bind manually. My requirements are: The book should be printed on A4 paper, with two A5 pages on each side. It ...
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Is there a template available that allows easy publishing of poem book?

I would like to layout a professionally designed book containing poems. What template should I use?