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different text alignment on even/odd pages (like raggedouter but for text)

For a poetry book I would like to typeset all text on even pages \raggedleft and all text on odd pages \raggedright, including headings. Poems can span across multiple pages, so the change of text ...
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\poemtitle center of the \versewidth

MWE \documentclass[a5paper,11pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{verse} \usepackage{showframe} \setlength{\leftmargini}{0em} ...
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Flush poems to bottom of page

MWE \documentclass[a5paper,11pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{verse} \usepackage{showframe} \begin{document} \newcommand{\attrib}[1]{% ...
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ruby furigana + increased ruby size + verse environment = unwanted whitespace

I'm trying to typeset song lyrics in Japanese. I want the words to be accompanied by furigana glosses, as provided by the ruby package. But the default ruby size is too small, so I increased it as ...
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verse numbers in memoir header

I have read this verse line numbers in header I need similar thing. Instead of line numbers i need to have verse numbers. example of odd--even page header: 4 Verse title one 1:6 ...
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Typesetting verse with line numbers directly adjacent (not in margin)

When I quote verse (in a document typeset by XeLaTeX), I would like to be able to place line numbers directly adjacent to the lines, not in the margin to the left. For example: ...
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Verse and Tufte-Handout Incompatability

I am attempting to use the tufte-handout document class with the verse package. However, it seems that tufte-handout loads hyperref by default and this causes the following error in verse.sty: ! ...
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Use verse environment in footnote

When a verse environment is put in a footnote, it starts a new line, leaving a blank line at the top. How can I start the verse in the first line? A MWE \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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How can I trace a problem with hyphenation inside special environments?

For quite some time now I've been having trouble with the hyphenation of Turkish text in mdframed environments. I have been unable to come up with a sane MWE that exhibits the problem. It only seems ...
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Problem at the end of a stanza - verse Package

I'm learning LaTeX, and have a problem with the \\! macro. When I write for example : Comme un soleil couchant dans un ciel nébuleux. \\! This is what I get on my pdf: Comme un soleil ...
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\obeylines and verse environment in memoir

When I use the \obeylines macro with the verse environment, it prevents line numbering and introduces extra white space between the lines. Is there a way to address this? ...
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Line numbering across verses in memoir

I'm typesetting some poetry that needs to be numbered but that is frequently interrupted by comments, something like a play. I want the numbering to be continuous from verse to verse but to omit the ...
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Format Section Headers within Verse Environment

I'm working with potentially long poems that may have (sub)section headers. Here's a famous example. The trouble is: I seem to be unable to control the indentation of section headers within the ...
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Add comments in a verse environment

I'm using the verse environment to write some biblical text. It's nice tool for that. Now, I need to write some comments on the right side (not in the margins) as comments for texts blocks. Here is my ...
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Verses not ragged right

When I use the verse package, a single verse will not be ragged right if it is broken at the end of the line. How do I change it to being ragged right? \documentclass[twocolumn]{scrartcl} ...
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Centering a Poem using Verse package

I'm trying to center a poem on my document and I'm using the verse package to include line numbers on the poem. Here is my code: \section{Poem} \poemtitle{Another Day} ...
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outdent for dialogue poemscol

I'm trying to format a dialogue which is included in a prosaic translation. I am using Poemscol at the moment because it was the only format I could find which would conveniently let me number stanzas ...
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Add right flushed verse number to last line of verse

I'm using the custom Verse environment provided in this answer for producing horizontally centered verses. I would like to add a verse number to the last line of a verse and I would like just the ...
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Widows and Orphans when using the Verse package

First off, I am using a slightly modified version of the Classic Thesis stylesheet. It's too complicated a document to share it all, so there is that factor. Nevertheless, I've reproduced the issue ...
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Adjusting the footnote layout for critical edition

I am working on a critical edition of ancient Greek poems and I am using the verse environment of LaTeX. I need two basic footnotes and I am currently using manyfoot. I have defined another line ...
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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 ...