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Verse Package: unwanted vertical space between lines

This is an issue that's been bothering me for a while. I'm interested in typesetting poetry on narrow pages. I'm using the verse package to set the poem and the geometry package to manage the page ...
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LaTeX verse package no indent for the poem

I am typesetting using the verse package. I have trouble getting what's inside the verse environment not to get indented. In the minimal working example below, I would like the "Blessed are" to be ...
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Incompatibility of Verse and Dialogue Packages?

I am trying to typeset a selection from a poem near the beginning of a document as well as typeset a portion of a dialogue later in the document. The verse package spins off an error (which various ...
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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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eledmac and verse

I just want to come up with a rather general question regarding eledmac and typesetting verse. I am experimenting with that issue since while, but I wonder whether there is really a simple way to ...
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Line numbering in a philological text

I am typesetting a text in the classics. A part of it consists of numbered verses. For each verse line I would like to show (1) a line number, (2) the verse text, and (3) an optional "clause". As ...
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Make page numbers distinct in index produced by bibleref package

I'm using the the bibleref package, along with the attrib, verse, and multind packages, to cite verses from the bible and produce an index at the end of the document with the verse list and ...
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What's the smartest way to typeset a poem which includes prose?

I have a script to query a database containing poems and typeset them in LaTeX within a verse environment. Some poems contain section which are in prose. These prose lines are clearly tagged in the ...
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Suppress poem line numeration only in selected environments

I would like to drop the poem line numeration for only one poem, thus forcing it to behave differently from the general setting defined for the verse environment of my document. Please consider the ...
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How to mantain verse indendation and numbering when copy from PDF

I am trying to adapt this answer to produce the same result with a verse environment: I want to be able to copy a poem out of a PDF maintaining its indentation (numbering included) as typeset in the ...
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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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Can \\ be omitted in verses?

As far as I know, a double line break introduces a new paragraph. Within verse this is used to separate stanzas, which can also be done with \\!. So in LaTeX source code for long, standalone poems, ...
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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 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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Checking environment in order to end it

I used to typeset verse with memoir package using some heavy \vspace trickery. The verse environment was too hard to control in terms of vertical space due to the immense amount of obscure glue. For ...
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Indentation in verse environment [duplicate]

I have to typeset a bit of verse in which certain lines are indented to approximately the length of the preceding line, as in these lines from Romeo and Juliet. I tried to use \phantom, like so: ...
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Changing \beforepoemtitleskip in memoir with verse package

I would like to increase the vertical space before the titles in a book of poetry that I am setting, but there is a seeming conflict between \setlength{\beforepoemtitleskip} and \setlrmarginsandblock. ...
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poem indentation different when text is longer than a page

I'm trying to compose a volume of poetry in the memoir class and the verse environment. To set the indent on a per-poem basis, I use \settowidth{\versewidth}{longest line of text here} as ...
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Force Poem Title and graphics on the same page

I've been using \needspace{4\baselineskip} to keep Poem Titles with a graphic produced by lilypond-book (music typesetting engine) together. In a 184p. document with 79 different Poem Titles followed ...
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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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Is there an environment in ConTeXt to center a poem?

I want to center the poem written by William Blake. Is there an environment in ConTeXt to achieve this? My only method is the midaligned \midaligned{To see a world in a grain of sand} ...
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Aligning verses differently

Is there a way to create the following layout using the verse package? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verse} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[margin=1.3in]{geometry} ...
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How to change font styles in verse environment without setting up a new environment?

This is a related question to: How to change font size in verse environment? Although this answer works very well, it does create a new Verse environment without the inherent functions of the verse ...
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Octavo environment stanza break spacing

In the octavo document-class, there is (as in many others) a verse environment for the setting of poetry; however, breaking stanzas appears to be unimplemented: there's no difference in vertical ...
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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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How to eliminate vertical space before and after verse environment?

I'm using the verse package to typeset poems inside a tabular environment. Is it possible to eliminate the space before and after the verse package? \usepackage{verse} ... \begin{tabular}{p{30mm} | ...
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Verse package typesets in the left margin [closed]

When using the verse environment with the verse package, the \flagverse are typeset in the margin: \begin{verse} \begin{altverse} \flagverse{1.} Quel est l'enfant qui est né ce soir\\ Inconnu des ...
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Typesetting a song inside a non-fiction book

In several places in a book, I need to quote songs. I've tried the verse environment, but it doesn't really look great: \begin{verse} Douce nuit! Sainte nuit!\\ Tout se tait, l'heure fuit.\\ Seuls ...
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prevent break after \poemtitle

This MWE shows that LaTeX can put a break after the title of a poem (written with the \poemtitle command of the verse package). Can someone advice me a way to prevent this behaviour? ...
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How to introduce line numbers on specified lines

I'm trying to introduce line numbers in a hymn on specific lines. I'm using the lineno package but I'm having no luck with it. Ideally I'd like a macro that I can use to say place line number here. ...
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How to convert each verse to an individual PDF

Minimal example is posted under this question How to Convert XeTeX to Html \bv तपः स्वाध्यायनिरताम् तपस्वी वाग्विदाम् वरम् | \\ नारदम् परिपप्रच्छ वाल्मीकिर्मुनिपुङ्गवम् ॥ १.१.१ ॥ \ev \bfns ...
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Draw red box around verse

This is a follow-up question to: How to center a verse horizontally I am using the solution given by @Herbert. Is there a way to put a color box around selected few verses I desire?
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Right-aligned line-break with long verses in verse

I'm happily using the verse environment to typeset French poetry. However, I'm unsatisfied with the behavior of long-line breaks (when the verse is too long to fit on the page). The verse behavior is ...
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Change the behavior of carriage return

Define an enhance verse environment, where stroke Carriage return key once make a \\, twice make a \par, three times make a \medskip, four times and more make a \bigskip. An example would be: ...
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Customizing Index - Adding chapter heading and verse number to index entries

I would like to provide the chapter title and the verse number for each entry in the index. This is unusual but the book I am working on requires such formatting. In the output I want the chapter ...
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How to create Index for Verses

I ran into problem of creating index for a book (1200 page) which has around 700 verses and its explanation. I have one main tex file with the preamble. I have 18 chapters in my book, so I created ...
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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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How to change font size in verse environment?

How to center a verse horizontally I am using solution give by @Herbet I try to add desired font size to the verse environment but it did not work for me. my entire document appears at font size 12. ...
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Verse environment won't set in italics

Could someone please help me fix the following problem? I want to typeset an indented paragraph in italics. Using the verse package, the paragraph typesets without a problem, but when I try to add ...
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How to typeset two verse environments side by side

I'm doing a poem analysis of some English poem translated to Swedish. I want include the poem in both the languages, like this: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Breaking verse across multiple pages

I am using \begin{verse} ..... \end{verse} and I have a problem splitting it across pages. The verse environment is leaving half a page blank. How can I spread verse across multiple pages. I ...
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Verse Error in Ubuntu

I am getting below error in Ubuntu 10.04, texlive 2010 I do not get any such errors and get pdf output in my 2011 macbook running texlive 2010. ! Undefined control sequence. l.44 ...
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How to install verse package?

How can I install the verse package? I did not find it in my Ubuntu 10.1. Through a Google search I went to: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/verse and followed the ...
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Chapters and verses of current page in header

This question is linked to my other titlesec question Does any one know how to add the current segment location at the top of any particular page. What I need is the reference at the top of a ...
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How to center a verse horizontally

I have a Sanskrit Verse that I want to appear at the center of the page. I am using verse environment as shown below. \begin{verse} तपः स्वाध्याय निरतम् तपस्वी वाग्विदाम् वरम् | \\ नारदम् परिपप्रच्छ ...
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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 ...