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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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 ...