Questions tagged [lettrine]

The `lettrine` package lets your add drop caps at the beginning of paragraphs.

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How to use lettrine with diacritics and makebox?

In \documentclass[titlepage]{octavo} using \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} I want to use lettrine with a letter containing a diacritic sign from Slovak language: \lettrine{\v{S}}{} Which should end as:...
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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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Lettrine number overlapping with texts

Here i having an issue with the lettrine number with texts as it goes in overlapping , ussually the number 150 and the starting text should maintained by some distance, but here it goes on overlapping ...
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Text overlapping problem

How can I avoid the text overlapping in the Parallel package when using lettrine? I am writing parallel text where the left column text translation is written parallel to the right column text. ...
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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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lettrine in csquotes blockquote leaves empty space in subsequent paragraphs

I'm trying to put a big quotation mark as a lettrine in the opening of a blockquote. This works, however if there are multiple paragraphs in the blockquote, the following paragraphs needlessly retain ...
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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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Execute Command at Start of Chapter

So i've recently found out about the lettrine-package and want to use it in my reports. The basic usage is: \lettrine{E}{in} erstes Beispiel... There can be optional arguments like \lettrine[lines=...
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lettrines, explicit linebreaks and hanging indents

I need to combine lettrines, explicit linebreaks and hanging indents for whatever chunk of text ends up being longer than one typeset line. For the sake of semiautomatic text-production I'd very much ...
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Using `\scalebox` within drop cap

I am using lettrine for creating drop caps. If a use the \scalebox-command within the first argument of \lettrine an error occurs. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{...
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Command using lettrine affects all paragraphs [closed]

I'm completely new to LaTeX. I found a template and it creates a command using the lettrine package: %An initial of the very first character of the content \usepackage{lettrine} \newcommand{\initial}[...
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Using `xcookybooky` with lettrine v2.01

Since the update of the lettrine package to version 2.01 the following MWE no longer compiles: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcookybooky} \begin{document} \begin{recipe}{Back} \...
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Lettrine + Stackengine: Bad placement of dropped capital

Updated: No longer an issue with lettrine 2.01 Weirdly, this has been working fine for me for months (if not years), however I've been able to boil down my issue to a MWE and it appears that ...
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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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Lettrine indents all paragraphs

I am using the lettrine package. The block of text to the right of the capital letter (the number of these lines is defined by the "lines" option, default I guess is two) is indented to accomodate for ...
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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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Change colour of chapter number in a template called “harvard-thesis”

Does anyone know how I can change the colour of the chapter number (or lettrine?) in the harvard-thesis class file? It is Crimson at the moment, and I can't find where the colour is established in my ...
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Sentences are crossing the margin. Is there any solution?

Here is my MWE: \documentclass[12pt,a5paper,twoside]{book} \usepackage{ebgaramond} % main font \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{xcolor} %%%%%%%%%%% MARGIN %%%%%%%%% \...
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How to have a glossary entry as part of a lettrine?

My MWE looks like this: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ nopostdot, acronym, nonumberlist, nomain, sort=def, nostyles, translate=babel, ]{glossaries} \usepackage{lettrine}...
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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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Forcing a lettrine to appear within a shifted block of bold text

I am trying to compile an order of service which includes blocks of bold text which are indented from the actual margin. When I use a lettrine with normal text in this format it appears as expected (i....
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Using wrapfig and lettrine with a figure spanning multiple paragraphs

I'm trying to get lettrine and wrapfig to play nicely together. I tried using the answer given by David Carlisle here. Here's an example. Sorry it's so long, but I couldn't minimize it any more. (The ...
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Overlapping lettrines fail with optfile.cfl

I've modified the code found here that uses rlap to write two lettrines, one atop the other. The font I want to use happens to allow for three colors, so I've nested another one on there. It works ...
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Is it possible to use the “lettrine” package with pandoc?

I am using a pandoc template to convert a markdown file to pdf via xelatex. I'd like to use the lettrine package to make the first letter of a paragraph big, but pandoc inserts the main markdown text ...
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Getting \newcommand for lettrine in MyClass ignoring eventual empty line

I am committed in writing my class for the university and we want the first section of the article to begin with capital from lettrine package and to be entitled "introduction". I must put this in the ...
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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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How can I make the first lines after dropped capital (lettrine) flush left?

Using the following code, the beginning of the first line of text following a lettrine chapter number is not always exactly aligned with the beginning of the second line. Changing the value of ...
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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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Conflict between \lettrine and \justify

When i use \lettrine with \justify, the indentation is wrong. Below it's the code used : \RequirePackage{fix-cm} \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Something wrong with Lettrine (indent ?)

I've a problem with my lettrine. Below i show you what's the problem : As you can see, when i use \begin{anything} blabla \end{anything} the text following this block make indent without using any ...
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Using Lettrine with short paragraphs

I'm trying to create drop caps with the lettrine package, and I'm running into trouble when the first paragraph is too short. It appears that the package only indents the paragraph where it appears, ...
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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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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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lettrine temporary font change

I would like to have two commands to reduce the code in my document for managing lettrine capitals. The first should work like normal with small caps; but the second should use italic shape. Is there ...
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lettrine with euler font

I added drop caps to my document using the lettrine package, but would like to change their font to eurb10, because my koma rebuild of the classicthesis style uses euler chapter numbers, but cannot ...
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Space letter second line lettrine package

I am using the lettrine package. I am struggling with the options influencing the distance of the second line. How do I decrease the space where the red arrow points at and move the text closer to the ...
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Problem with drop cap letterine command

Problem with drop cap \letterine. Hi, I am trying to use drop cap in Latex-Texmaker using the Letterine command but the cap letter is not aligned within the paragraph , as you can see it is sitting ...
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A possible problem between \lettrine and quotation - how to solve it?

The following more or less minimal working example produces a latex problem with my TexLive 2014 when typesetting my free physics text. The lines about Bernard Riemann have the wrong left margin. Can ...
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Automatic lettrine in chapters

I'm trying to get lettrine dropcaps applied automatically on the first word of each chapter. I found some code here: http://dererumnatura.us/archives/2009/02/automatic-usage.html which I've tried ...
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Wrap text around lettrine in caption

I would like to create a caption style for my figures. Currently, I try to do it using the caption package. The caption should be typeset in the margin paragraph. The caption should look like this: (...
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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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Lettrine in a custom environment

I want to use the lettrine-package in my custom class in order to modify the first letter in a section. The usual way of doing it is \lettrine{T}{est} of my text The problem for me is that I do not ...
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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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Automatic lettrine to input file

I'm learning LaTex but have a strong programming background. My document consist of several .tex files I will \input at entry .tex file. I would like to add a lettrine to every one of them, but would ...
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Installing the latest version of EB Garamond in TeX Live

I want to use the coloredlettrine package, which I understand requires a version of the EB Garamond fonts which is newer than that provided by TeX Live 2015. I'm trying to follow the instructions in ...
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Lettrine with paracol – second column problem

I'm using paracol to typeset a book with two columns (facing translation). I'm trying to add drop caps using the lettrine package, but the drop cap in the second column sticks out to the left instead ...
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Problem using calligra font with lettrine [closed]

I'd like to use the calligra font with lettrine, but lettrine seems to cut off a part of the letter W. \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{...
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Formatting theorems with drop-cap'd theorem numbers

I want to mark theorems with a big (drop cap) theorem number in the margin. I couldn't get LaTeX to raise the dropcap without using a smash, but then this causes numbers to overlap if theorems are ...
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Doing an interlinear text - how to combine lettrine with expex?

I am doing interlinear text with expex as described in this answer % !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Palatino Linotype} \setsansfont{Arial} \...
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Issue: string manipulation with links inside

I have defined a new command \openintro which I call at every chapter of my work. This command basically constructs a lettrine sentence, like the image below (don't bother with text style): \...