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Starting a paragraph with a big letter [duplicate]

I want to type my thesis with this style. How can I do this in latex?
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First Word or Letter taking two lines or three in a paragraph [duplicate]

Some articles start with its first word or letter in its first paragraph taking up the space of two lines or three lines. For example, it might look like the picture below (ignoring the rules). Is ...
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A capitular letter in a font different than the text [duplicate]

How can I make a capitular letter in a different font of that one used in the main text? I mean, I'd like to do something like this (image made in paint): Thank you very much, guys!
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What will the tex command for the following image? [duplicate]

How can I produce the below image in LaTEX. To be specific look at the starting word of the paragraph. I dont want to produce that word, but the format in which the paragraph is produced looks nice. I ...
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How does one implement drop caps in plain TeX?

How might one implement a simple drop cap in plain TeX without additional packages?
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How can I make lettrine align flushly with the text?

I am using lettrine to create drop caps. However, this always creates a typographical problem. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{erewhon} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{...
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Drop cap using yfonts and yinipar on a double-spaced text

In reference to drop cap letters, and the thread How can I create documents in LaTeX using a calligraphic first letter for chapters? can anybody tell how to get rid of the space problem that occurs ...
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Thoughts on turning this DropCap/Lettrine code into a macro

I am aware there are some packages available for Dropped Capitals, esp. the lettrine.sty package for LaTeX. However, I'm learning TeX from fundamentals and decided to figure out how to do it myself. ...
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Back to normal font after decorative initial

I would like to start each chapter of my thesis with a decorative initial. Specifically, I'd like to use the Typographer Caps (see here). In the sty file I set my default font environment: \...
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Ignore line breaks following document hierarchy commands

I'm preparing a very simple, but also very long document for someone who is providing me with many dozens of tex files being included using \input{}. In part, so the original author still has clean ...
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Putting chapter like numbers at the beginning of article

I am writing an article by just simply using \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,onesided]{article}. I would like to know how can I put the number 1 that appears at the very beginning of a paragraph in the ...