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I know there are already some topics on this, but they either don't quite apply or are not working as required, so apologies for opening another thread.

I am using KOMA-script for a book, and I want to be able to include a nice looking epigraph on each "part"-page.

I cannot, however, use some easy modification of the epigraph package as is suggested in other threads, as I am using the epigraph for chapters and all changes apply to the whole \epigraph package.

\documentclass[
    12pt, 
    a4paper,
    DIV=8, 
    oneside, 
]{scrbook}

\begin{document}
\part{Title of Part I}
% Nicely formatted quote to go below the title of the part
\end{document}

As always, thank you for all your help :)

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  • Maybe others know what you have done but I don't. Please provide an MWE (from \documentclass... to \end{document}) that we can compile that shows what you have done and what the problem is. You say that you have modified the epigraph code but I have no idea what you have done. Oct 8, 2022 at 18:18
  • I have not included the epigraph package in the MWE because I thought it would only distract. My point in the text above was just that I am looking for a solution without relying the epigraph package, because I am already using it for the chapters. (Other threads suggest to modify the epigraph package to get the desired results, and I was looking for a way without using epigraph.) Sorry if this was confusing :-) @cabohah's answer below works brilliantly.
    – Scharlatan
    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:52

2 Answers 2

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You can simply use the KOMA-Script build in commands \setpartpreamble and \dictum to add nicely formatted quotes:

\documentclass[
    12pt, 
    a4paper,
    DIV=8, 
    oneside, 
]{scrbook}

\begin{document}
\setpartpreamble{%
  \dictum[Sokrates]{The good success is nothing small, 
    but it starts with small things.}%
}
\part{Title of Part I}
% Nicely formatted quote to go below the title of the part
\end{document}

There are several commands to change the formatting of the dictum. See section "3.17 Dicta" in the KOMA-Script manual for more information.

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  • Perfect, thank you so much! This works well, and with a bit of \raggeddictum and some \bigskips because vertical alignment is meh etc. it can easily be manipulated. Thank you so much, this solved it very cleanly :)
    – Scharlatan
    Oct 9, 2022 at 10:31
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The manual describes how you can do this. texdoc epigraph section 2.5 Epigraphs on Part pages. Perhaps the current package maintainer could consider improving the package, especially if you, not me, ask him.

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