Questions tagged [drop-cap]

{drop-cap} An initial is a letter at the beginning of a paragraph that is larger than the rest of the text. A drop cap is a special kind of initial, but this tag is used for all questions about initials.

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How to use Lettrine with short paragraphs

I'm trying to use lettrine and everything was going well until a short paragraph appeared. The text started overlapping with the first char. Minimum working example: \documentclass{book} \...
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Some Russian letters overlap the next line of text when used in drop caps

An author I am working with requires typesettng of their work as follows, but the Russian letters used in some of the drop caps overlap the 4th line. I tried plaing as per the comments in the below ...
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Installing the 7-segment LCD font and using it for drop caps

I was reading on TUG about installing a new font, and trying to apply this to the Segment font, however the capbas.zip file which I downloaded from the linked page did not contain the directory ...
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Drop caps in a Royal Initialen font

\documentclass[11pt,letterpaper]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{type1cm} \usepackage{lettrine} \setcounter{DefaultLines}{2} \renewcommand{\DefaultLoversize}{0.14} \renewcommand{\...
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yfonts is not working in the full TeXLive 2018 installation

I have scanned the search results for the error message I am getting, and every answer had to do with the partial installation of TexLive, so installing collection-fontsrecommended or doing a full ...
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Drop cap theorem style

I would like a theoremstyle-like definition which induces the first letter of the theorem-head to be drop-capped. I do not intend to use counters, at all, with this style. I fully intend to use other ...
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Lettrine with EB Garamond Initials

I want to print initials in the EB Garamond Initials font with the lettrine package. However, the text is overlapping the initial below. Am I doing something wrong with the setup? \documentclass{...
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drop cap \IEEEPARstart: how to avoid rendering the characters as upper case?

I'm using the \IEEEPARstart{}{} command to "drop cap" the first letter of my paper. As explained in the IEEEtran LATEX Class document automatically : The other letters in the first word are ...
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How can I use lettrine with parallel? Or should I use something else?

I'm trying to set two versions of a text side-by-side and have worked out how to do it using parallel. I'd also like to use drop caps on the first line. When I do, however, parallel seems to stop ...
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Package {anyfontsize}: any size but not the default with Drop Cap

To "beautify" a text I want to use an enluminure as shown by a French Wikibook. But my text also needs the package {anyfontsize}. With the following MWE, I get the message "Paragraph ended before ...
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Drop caps and parshape in the same paragraph

I have this requirement to have dropped caps and also use a parshape. I'd have liked to use lettrine and something like picinpar or picins, but all of those seem to use \parshape internally and thus ...
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Drop-cap (lettrine) with thmtools

I want to make theorems, definitions, etc. to start with a drop-cap, like on the picture below. It is produced with the code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{thmtools} \...
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Drop Caps: Lettrine package fails to insert line breaks

As you can see, it should spread out over several lines, but does not: MWE, the output is the same with xelatex and pdflatex. \documentclass{article} %%Lettrine \usepackage{lettrine} % lettrine ...
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How to translate yinitial macro from TeX to LaTeX?

There is this macro in TeX. In Yannis Haralambous' TUG Conference presentation in 1990, https://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb12-1/tb31hara.pdf, in Initials, in page 132, he wrote: To typeset the initial D ...
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Section numbers as drop caps in scrbook

I'm trying to work out a way so that when I use \section it will typeset the section number as a drop cap. I can do this using a custom macro as shown in the below MWE, but I was trying to get it done ...
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How to use lettrine in Cyrillic?

There are many topics about Latin initial capitals but is it possible to make something similar to that picture in Cyrillic?
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rsc bibliography style only printing initials [closed]

I am using \bibliographystyle{rsc} and when I have a lot of authors on a reference, it only prints the initials. I want it to print the surnames as it does usually. Any help appreciated, Thank you. ...
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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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How to use fancy dropcaps with PDFlatex?

A little while ago I wanted to write a letter to someone using one of the dropcap fonts at The LaTeX Font Catalogue and wasn't able to figure out how to do it in the time I had. Is there an easy way ...
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Customising initials in bibtex

How do I customize initials using bibtex. For instance, several references use 'Gh.' as the initial for the name 'Gheorghe' and I believe they are right. Now, bibtex always gives the initial as 'G.' ...
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Accented Character in ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps

I'm looking to use an ornamental drop-caps using Zallman Caps and the lettrine package. However Zallman Caps doesn't have all characters I'm interested. In particular, I'm interested in placing ...
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Ornament drop caps effect

I'm trying to create the ornament effect in first paragraph of the example below in latex. I know how to use the lettrine package for creating drop caps but I'm unclear how ornaments spanning the ...
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Automatic dropcaps for the first letter of a chapter

I'm in the process of writing a LaTeX style for thesis dissertations, and would like to automatically transform the first word of a chapter to dropcaps. This is trivial to do manually using the ...
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IEEEtran with XeLaTeX

I am trying to use the documentclass IEEEtran with XeLaTeX. It all seems to work fine (I load the fonts TeX Gyre Termes Heros, Cursor with fontspecs instead of the standard Times, Helvetica and ...
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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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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} \begin{...
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Only last name for natbib citep [duplicate]

I want my citations to be shown as (LastName, year) instead of (LastName Initials, year). I am using the natbib package, with setting 'authoryear'. Below a minimilistic example: My .tex file: \...
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How to get Libertine Initials to work with lettrine?

I don't succeed with Libertine Initials and can't find any post on this. I would like to get Libertine Initials to work with the package lettrine. However, I don't get the desired result using this ...
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Bad layout with both lettrine module and builtin initals in two column setup in ConTeXt

I am seeing broken positioning of letters produced by the lettrine module. Here is my MVE: \setuppapersize[A4][A4] \usemodule[lettrine] \definehead[recipe][section] \setuphead[recipe][ ...
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How to Use Goudy Initialen in Lettrine

How can I use the Goudy Initialen font with Lettrine for the first drop letter of a paragraph? I can't understand from the documentation how to use LettrineFontHook or LettrineFont to do this?
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What style/font is this?

Does anyone know how to create numbering for Theorem/lemma/… like this one in the image below, also any idea about the font name?
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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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What style is this thesis?

Does anyone know how to reproduce the headers and the chapter/section styles of this thesis? http://www.stat.washington.edu/~ebfox/publications/ebfox_thesis.pdf To be more specific, how does one ...
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Automating the height of a drop cap initial

How can I modify the following macro to automatically have the initial with the height indicated in the picture? \documentclass{article} \makeatletter \RequirePackage{tikz} \newlength\CLett% Nuova ...
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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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renderize yfonts without the pixels signs

how can i renderize this initials without the pixels signs but like the normal font? http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/baroqueinitials/
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Illuminated manuscripts & LaTeX [closed]

How can I produce Illuminated manuscripts (something like this)? Are there existing examples of illuminated manuscripts made with latex, or websites that provide initials or decorations with this ...
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Problem with the dropping package?

I have a problem using the dropping package. It says that the file dropping.sty is not found. What should I do to solve this problem? Is there another package, instead of the dropping one, performs ...
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Where to put initials (a.k.a. drop caps) in an interview?

I am typesetting an interview in a special issue of a journal. In this issue, we begin each article with a drop cap and a few words in small caps (using the lettrine package). My question is: from ...
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How to increase the size of first character in a chapter (Drop-Caps)

I would like to know how I can increase the size of the first alphabet of first paragraph of a chapter using (Xe/La/?)tex. Please look at the image shown below. What is such an effect called? How do ...
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How to change the text position

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{color} \usepackage{yfonts}[1998/10/03] \begin{document} \frakfamily\Large\fraklines \textcolor{Green}{\yinipar{E}\textswab{...
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Preventing drop caps from overlapping next paragraph

Using the lettrine package, big drop caps can sometimes overlap next paragraphs, as show here: How can I do it so that following paragraphs are built around the lettrine instead of overlapping it?
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Space after lettrine

When using the lettrine package, there are often additional spaces after the small caps: It can get even bigger than that actually. It seems to me that this is because lettrine uses an mbox to ...
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Lettrine package and the letter L

I am using the package lettrine to typeset capitals. In the documentation there are some special parameters to get the text closer in certain letter. For example, with the A you can set up lettrine to ...
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Make apostrophe closer to letter

I am using the lettrine package to typeset capitals. When there is an apostrophe with a capital L, the spaces look quite ugly. I would like to achieve something like the following: I've already set ...
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Initial with wrapfigure — other idea?

The following minimal example shows how I'd like to make Initials in my document. I make it with wrapfigure, but it seems to be hard to adjust manually or measure and adjust the height and width ...
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\usemodule and ConTeXt

I can't seem to use modules in ConTeXt: \usemodule[lettri] \starttext \lettrine{T}{his is a test} \stoptext When I run texexec on this, I get: ! Undefined control sequence. l.4 \lettrine ...
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Wrap text around symbol

How is it possible to wrap text around a symbol? This is my code so far: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{xcolor} \...
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How can I create documents in LaTeX using a calligraphic first letter for chapters?

Books often have a special letter (often spanning two lines) at the beginning of chapters. How can I create this in LaTeX?