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

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Effecting a Shift of an FCOLORBOX within a Simple Lettrine

Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{type1cm,lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} %\usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \large \...
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How to Push a Secondarily Defined Lettrine Out of the Margin of the Page

I am working on a document in which I would like to incorporate a secondary lettrine outside of the one which is mainly used. Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{...
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Adding a Colored Frame to a Do-It-Yourself Lettrine

This question is an extension of the one posed a while back in Adding a Letter to an Image in a Do-It-Yourself Lettrine Consider the MWE \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Drop Cap individual settings, leave the main style of drop caps intact, but modify only certain (single) drop cap's parameters

I set up all the parameters of existing Drop Caps in my book via \DefaultLoversize and \DefaultLraise commands and everything looks fine until the drop caps letter falls, for example, on this Cyrillic ...
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Proper Use of a Lettrine When the Paragraph Begins with a Roman Numeral

A typography consideration: In a current project, I am encountering the situation where I would like to make use of a lettrine, but the paragraph in which it is to be used begins with a Roman numeral. ...
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How to Left Justify the Lettrine Only with the Text After Inserting Opening Quotation Marks

Consider the code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine,xcolor} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \input GoudyIn.fd \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}{\usefont{U}{GoudyIn}{...
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How to Produce Italicized Small Caps Using fontspec and the Code Compiled with Lualatex

I would like to obtain italicized small caps immediately following the lettrine. And so, I call in the lmodern and slantsc packages for this purpose into the following MWE: \documentclass{book} \...
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Formatting issue with package lettrine

I want to add a lettrine in a text. For that purpose, I use the lettrine package (package documentation). I use a decorative font for the lettrine itself. For formatting purposes, I wrote a macro to ...
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Lettrine Parameter loversize Not Working with Drop-Cap Algorithm

Consider the following code containing a macro which produces a two-color lettrine: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[...
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Specifying the Positioning Parameters for an egreg Two-Color Lettrine

This post refers to a two-color lettrine provided by egreg in Centering an Initfamily Letter within a Colorbox and Sizing It for Use as a Two-Color Lettrine. Consider the code \documentclass{book} \...
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Unexpected Positioning of Paragraphs When Small Capped Letters Do Not Follow the Lettrine

Consider the code \documentclass[foolscap]{octavo} % to get a small image \usepackage{lettrine,lmodern,xcolor} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \input GoudyIn.fd \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}{...
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To Color or Not to Color the Small-Capped Letters Following a Two-Color Lettrine---A Typography Question

This question is directed to LateX typographers and is a bit of a follow-up to the one asked in Centering an Initfamily Letter within a Colorbox and Sizing It for Use as a Two-Color Lettrine. As ...
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Centering an Initfamily Letter within a Colorbox and Sizing It for Use as a Two-Color Lettrine

Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{scalefnt} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \input GoudyIn.fd \newcommand*\...
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Is it possible to have a drop capital in a tcolorbox? [closed]

Tried lettrine and did not work. Dropping seems not to be in texlive anymore.
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When a Period Immediately Follows the Lettrine --- A Typography Question

Because of the usual manner in which the French word Monsieur is abbreviated, I have often encountered a chapter beginning something like this: M. Nom In typesetting such (making use of a lettrine), I ...
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Softening the Bold

Consider the code \documentclass[12pt]{book} \oddsidemargin 17pt \evensidemargin 18pt \topmargin 35pt \headheight 25pt \textheight 8.5in \textwidth 5.75in \headsep 40pt \marginparwidth 35pt \...
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Specifying Ahead of Time Both the Color of All Drop Caps and That Their Associated Text be Bold

Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} \setcounter{DefaultLines}{3} \setlength{\DefaultFindent}{0em} \setlength{\DefaultNindent}{.17em} \renewcommand{\...
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Customized Opening Single and Double Quotes for a yinit Lettrine

This post directly relates to egreg's answer given in size and alignment of quotation mark with lettrine The following code \RequirePackage{fix-cm} \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \...
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memoir, markdown: Feed first word of chapter to command (for auto drop caps)

I'm setting a novel using memoir and markdown with simple Markdown supplied by the author. This workflow is working surprisingly well and yields professional results. Now, as the icing on the cake, I'...
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Contextual alternates and lettrine - LuaLaTeX

I'm using a font with "calt" (contextual alternates) on LuaLaTeX - as a matter of fact, BemboBookMT. So, for example, Q has a "tail" when followed by a u: When I use lettrine, I ...
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!Undefined control sequence in Lettrine

I am using the following code to Drop a cap with lettrine: \usepackage{ebgaramond} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[portuguese]{babel} % Compile with XeLaTeX ...
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ConTeXt: \placeinitial to account for quotation mark

Background In novels, a lettrine is typically a letter. When writing prose, sometimes chapters begin with an opening quotation mark. Problem The quotation mark is stylized, rather than the first ...
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Why is { } Causing Latex to Make Space for Another Lettrine After \vskip?

The following code makes use of \textbf{} for illustrative purposes, but actually, {} will produce the same phenomenon. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} \input GoudyIn.fd ...
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Are Lettrines Incompatible with the Adjustwidth Environment? [duplicate]

Consider the following code. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{changepage} % for adjustwidth environment \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \noindent \...
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How to Italicize (One Time) a Lettrine *(Question Updated)*

This question has been revised. Please see below. I would like to be able to occasionally italicize a lettrine. I am aware of the good answer given in How to italicise lettrine font, but unfortunately ...
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Current Status of the Remaining Garamond Initials to be Colorized (Colorlettrine Package)

Ten years ago today, the following was posted on Tex Talk: https://tex-talk.net/2011/08/putting-colors-in-initials/ However, it seems that no new dropcaps have been added over the past ten years, as ...
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Adding a Letter to an Image in a Do-It-Yourself Lettrine

Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{tikz} \setlength{\textwidth}{5.25in} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \LARGE \lettrine[nindent = .4em]{\tikz\fill[black] (...
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size and alignment of quotation mark with lettrine

The documentation of lettrine describes using \ante= for quotation marks before dropped capitals. This produces a quotation mark of the same size as in normal text: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \...
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Lettrine in lettre class make a too large left margin

Explanations When I use a \lettrine command from lettrine package inside the letter environment with lettre class, so, the lettrine occur a big unwanted left margin. MWE \documentclass{lettre} \...
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Trying to Get Typography to Resemble a Particular Lettrine/Paragraph Display

I would like to imitate this display: What I have so far is this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{lmodern} \input GoudyIn.fd \newcommand*\initfamily{\usefont{U}{GoudyIn}{xl}...
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Is There a Simpler Way to Use Lettrines in a Verse Environment without Invoking a Subroutine?

This is a follow-up question to Lettrine Not Keeping Up with the Size of the Font UPDATE I have revised the original question after being made aware of Steven B. Seglates' excellent answer posted in: ...
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Lettrine Not Keeping Up with the Size of the Font

Consider the following code and output: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} \begin{document} \small \lettrine{M}{ore} words. Again more words. Again more words. Again more words. Again ...
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Lettrine slightly misaligned with text different fontsize

I have this code: \usepackage[a5paper, total=5in, 7.5in]{geometry} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{lettrine} \begin{document} \lettrine[lines=4]{\color{albastru} \textquotedbl S}{} {\fontsize{20}{...
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Lettrine package: can't copy/paste text on the first lines

When using the lettrine package, I can't copy/paste the text on the first few lines (tested with Okular 21.04). while it does work on the next lines: This also make the document harder to annotate ...
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Lettrine in a subfile produces weird alignment

I am trying to typeset a pretty document, and with that comes the need for lettrine. When I use it in my main.tex, everything works as expected. When I use it in a subfile, it works properly when I ...
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Insert paragraph numbers into page margin

I want to insert numbers into the margin next to paragraphs, in a way that the number does not impact the text of the document. I want the first letter of each line to be flush on the left. I am doing ...
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Adding an Opening Pair of Quotes to a Lettrine Letter

I am using the \lettrine package and would like to be able to add opening double quotes to the beginning of a paragraph with a lettrine letter. However, I have not been able to figure out an expedient ...
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How to italicise lettrine font

I am using the lettrine package but would like it to be italicised. Is there a way to italicise all of the text in the lettrine command? When I use \textit{lettrine{T}{his}} the 'T' is italicised but ...
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Conflict between utf8 and other packages

Whatever I do I receive this message (! Package inputenc Error: Invalid UTF-8 byte sequence) when I run livre.tex. I assume that livre.tex combined with .sty file doesn't like (Ôter) as a first word ...
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paracol and lettrine - problems with small paragraphs

If I use lettrine inside a paracol environment and parindent is set to 0mm, the following problem arises if the paragraph on both sides is just one line: There is no indentation in the next line and ...
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Environment or command to handle multiple situations with the lettrine package

I wrote my own command to put the first letter bigger. But then I discovered the lettrine package which does more interesting things. Now I would like to have an environment or a command from which to ...
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How may I use \textcolor to specify a color using \ LettrineFontHook for \Lettrine

Here is my MWE: \documentclass[12pt,oneside,table,xcdraw]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[table,xcdraw,svgnames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{lettrine} \...
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Automated lettrine and commands

I need to automatically place lettrines on a text I don't want to edit directly. So far I have been using \def\drop #1#2 {% note the space before { \lettrine{#1}{#2} % a trailing space } and \drop ...
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How to make the First Word of every Chapter's First textgraph be cap-droped automatically?

MWE: % !tex=pdflatex \documentclass[oneside,12pt]{book} \usepackage{lipsum,lettrine} \begin{document} % NOTE1: There have text between Chapter and Section, I just want to the first word be dropcaped ...
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**\noteworthy** code snippet conflict with **lettrine** package

Charles Clayton introduced a snippet of code in 2017 for the \noteworthy command (with a followup comment on Sep 23 '20,) at: Table of equations like list of figures to facilitate a separate listing ...
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On Sizing and Positioning Drop Caps

I would like to make use of drop caps so that they appear as follows: Unfortunately, with the code \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{color} \definecolor{Red}{RGB}{157,16, 45} \usepackage{...
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colorlettrine only support a few characters

I am trying to use colorlettrine package. I installed EB Garamond package, but soon discovered that only a few letter are supported. If I try S for example, it comes up as an empty box. Are there some ...
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Does ConTeXt fail in the LMTX environment with the Lettrine module?

I have been successfully using ConTeXt MkIV for all my documents. So far, everything has gone well with this TeX flavour in my Arch Linux distribution thanks to the context-minimals package ...
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Lettrine loversize causes Parallel text to be bottom aligned

For some reason, using a lettrine with the optional loversize argument at the start of a ParallelLText or ParallelRText in a p-type Parallel environment causes the parallel text to be bottom-aligned ...
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Numeric lettrine is too small

I'm using the lettrine package to create drop numerals as are used in a number of religious texts, but the number is coming out too short. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} \usepackage{...
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