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

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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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Error when compiling: ! Missing = inserted for \ifnum caused by \input Acorn.fd

I've looked for solutions but unfortunately, no solution was applicable to my current case. I do not know where it comes from. This is my sample: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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tikz \draw not defined error inside \lettrine

Background: I'm using Overleaf as my editor/compiler platform. I don't have a local compiler due to it being a work computer. I'm trying to add a little image in the upper left corner of a paragraph. ...
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getting footnotes in reledmac to work with lettrine

I started using reledmac a couple days ago and the documentation about footnotes already has me in tears. I'm working on a thing using initial drop caps and small caps with lettrine and it so happens ...
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How to use lettrine and wrap text around an irregular shape in the same paragraph?

Background: Using the lettrine package, I can add a drop cap to the start of a paragraph. Also, using the cutwin package, I can wrap text around an irregular shape (c.f., this answer). However, when ...
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Use two font styles with Lettrine

I want to use two style of fonts to drop the first character. First style GoudyInfamily color violet, and for 3 lines, for first paragraph in a chapter. Some of the remainder paragraphs in the ...
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Lettrine and Wrapfig in an xcookybooky recipe

I have a problem regarding the combination of lettrine and wrapfig inside an xcookybooky recipe. My issue stems from the interaction between the two packages. If I create a recipe such as that shown ...
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Lettrine-generator in LuaLaTeX

Can I use MetaPost lettrine-generator 0.1.0a created by Sergey Slyusarev in LuaLaTeX? If so, how? https://github.com/jemmybutton/byrne-euclid/blob/master/lettrines/lettrines.mp https://github.com/...
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xelatex: lettrine breaks in the presence of polyglossia

In previous versions of xetex, I had no problems using lettrine inside a polyglot document (English and Pashto). Some recent update, however, seems to have broken things, and I'm not sure how to ...
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Uniform margin around lettrine

When using lettrine to draw big capitals, the first word after the initial is never in alignment with the lines below. It does not follow the same "margin line", as it were, and it links up with the ...
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loversize parameter from lettrine package not working

The loversize parameter from the lettrine package is not working for me. Below is a MWE to illustrate the problem: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{lettrine} \begin{document} \...
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Wrap text around a lettrine-like chapter number

Bibles are often printed with chapter numbers formatted much like the dropped capitals produced by the lettrine package. So that package can be used to insert chapter numbers. This works well when the ...
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Lettrine + string manipulation + some fonts = errors and weird issues

I am encountering some weird behavior and errors when manipulating strings inside of \lettrine arguments: the code either doesn't compile or produces unexpected results. On top of that, it is font-...
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Multi-layered Goudy Initials with Lettrine

I bought the font LTC Goudy Initials from P22---as per the comment to this question---but now I wonder how to use this font with the package lettrine. Below in my minimal non-working example: \...
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\midsloppy and \lettrine do not play nice

My issue has to do with the word spacing of the small caps the follows the lettrine. I'd like it to flow and wrap with the rest of the text, but it doesn't. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[...
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Lettrine with fwlw packages

I need combine lettrine with fwlw package. But if into \NextWordBox is text with lettrined letter, it have to be usual text, without lettrining. My MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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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: \...