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

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Lettrine and Wrapfig

How can I use lettrine at the start of a paragraph used in the wrapfigure environment. Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage{lettrine} \...
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Why is this lettrine being bumped into the margin?

Consider the MWE from an earlier question: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} %\usepackage{fontspec} %\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={Historical}} %\setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare}]{...
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Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine

This is one question which technically could be broken into two minor questions. I am using a lettrine and some verse text, but the calculation to determine how much to indent the text does not ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Typeset text immediately before \lettrine dropped capital

How do I add 'sidebar' text? I'm aware that 'sidebar' is likely the wrong word to use. Please let me know what the correct term is. I'm referring to the text to the left of the dropped cap ("The ...
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How to change the font of the lettrine?

I would like to change the font of the letrrine \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}{\fontfamily{the_name}} \lettrine[lines=3, lhang=0.33, loversize=0.25]{B}{ecause} using this font: http://www.ctan....
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Sentences alignment error with the lettrine package

I want to align the two starting words in two sentences with each other ('ROM' in the first line with 'may' in the second line) How could I do that? Here is the working code: \usepackage{lettrine} \...
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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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Coloredlettrine Error: Did any one have any luck using the coloredlettrine package?

https://tex.stackexchange.com/revisions/69271/1 ^Raphink created the coloredlettrine package (https://github.com/raphink/coloredlettrine). I have tried to compile it in XeLaTeX to no avail. I ...
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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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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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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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lettrine inside multicol positioned wrong. problem with \columnbreak

The following code shows two problems. 1. the intendation of the lettrine is wrong inside the multicols environment and the SampleList environment unless a \vfill is inserted at the end. 2. The next ...