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\hfill not aligning properly in verse environment in memoir

I'm typesetting a bunch of poetry some lines of which have what are essentially marginal labels, all of which I want to be right justified against the right-hand margin. When I use \hfill, they do ...
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Quotation marks left of line in `poemscol`?

I have been dabbling in using poemscol to typeset a poetry collection, having previously done most of my poetry in memoir class documents. poemscol is appealing mostly for its poetry sub-sectioning ...
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`verse` line numbering in the `book` class

I am using the verse package to set poetry with the book class. I am using \poemlines{5} to display line numbers every 5 lines. However, the line numbers show in the right margin regardless of page ...
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Don't reset line numbers using Poetry package

I would like line numbers to not reset when using poetry environment. Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{poetry} \setcounter{poemlinenumsevery}{5} \begin{document} {\bf First} \...
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Scansion Bars Between Syllables in Poetry

To put faint, non-kerning lines between syllables, is there a way for the command to detect if it is adjacent to a space and if so to (a) restore the space, and (b) place the bar midway? (Alternately,...
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How to have negative indentation for stanzas or verses in `memoir`?

I use the memoir class for a children's poetry book. Some pages have background images and I would like to be able to move stanzas horizontally, to better adapt them to the graphical elements on the ...
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How to draw a shape under text?

I use the memoir class to produce a children's poetry book. To make it more engaging for the readers, I rely on the background package to include pictures that cover the entire page. Sometimes text ...
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How do I center and format a Vietnamese poem?

So I need help with formatting a poem with Hanzi characters. The fact is that I need the poem to be italicized except the chinese character within. Also it has to be center aligned. Here's my attempt ...
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Environment honouring newlines and add stuff before empty lines

I need an environment in which newlines are treated as newlines and that adds something at the end of lines followed by an empty line. Alltt is changing too many things, and even the font therefore i ...
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Make index refer to \poemtitle (verse package) instead of page number

I try to make an “index of rhymes” in a poem collection. So, I began to set an index called “Index of rhymes”: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{imakeidx} \usepackage{verse} ...
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Poetry package changes vertical space around section headings in strange ways

Using the poetry package, I'm having trouble getting a consistent space around my section titles. All my poems start with a title, given as a \section. Sometimes two poems are set on the same page. ...
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Looking to typeset 2-columned Persian poem in classicthesis document that is otherwise Latin script and LTR

I am looking to typeset a classical Persian poem in a classicthesis-styled document which is otherwise in German or English. Based on this question I tried this: % article example for classicthesis....
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Can I get a List of Poems to include only poems from a specified group?

In the poetry anthology I'm compiling, the poems are fairly unsorted (and since it followed hand-written notes, that can't be changed). I would like to create a handful of groups, such as War, Love, ...
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Why does exclamation marks create linebreaks in the Index of first lines? (Poetry package)

I'm using the Poetry package to create an anthology of poems. The package provides an automatic creation of an Index of First Lines, which works well -- except, it turns out, when the first line ...
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Line numbers for poetry

So I'm trying to typeset T.S. Eliot's "The Hollow men" but it keeps thinking that the epigraphs and the section heading numbers are lines and I don't know how to fix it. Below is my code and ...
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Avoid page break between poemtitle and poem

Explanations The \poemtitle command and poem environment (both from poemscol) occur page break when it happens at the end of the page. So it look like an ugly widow. MWE \documentclass{article} \...
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Fill a box with left-justified text, but if it doesn't fit, overflow to the left

The following ascii-art representation using a monospaced font shows the result I actually want to get with a proportional font: 20 «Ἀτρεΐδαι τε καὶ ἄλλοι ἐϋκνήμιδες Ἀχαιοί, ὑμῖν μὲν θεοὶ ...
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Persian and German poetry side by side

I am looking to typeset a document of Persian poems side by side with their German translations. I have some experience with Latex, but have never type-set Persian before. I have looked into this a ...
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How to set single verse numbering with poetry package?

I am using the poetry package, in memoir with LuaLatex. The poem that brings me here is a fragment, so my goal is that the first line has the numbering [17], and then from line 20 the numbering is ...
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How to add numeration to stanzas in poemscol?

I would like to make a critical edition for István Gyöngyösi's poem, Csalárd Cupido (hungarian). I would like to numerate my stanzas and not only my verselines. I couldn't find any option in the ...
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Poem Title Off Center

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{verse} \usepackage{graphicx} \graphicspath{ {Photos/} } \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{ colorlinks=true, linkcolor=black, filecolor=magenta, ...
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Total n00b, how to create poetry in Tex with cyrillic characters?

Sorry for idiotic question. I want to create .tex file from this poem Везилка Везилке, кажи како да се родипроста и строга македонска песнаод ова срце што со себе водиразговор ноќен во тревога бесна....
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How to change the font type for the first few words of a line of verse?

I am typesetting a two column parallel poem written by some friends. The first few words on the left column are the words of the right column almost verbatim. I want to create a visual play on that. ...
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How to typeset a two column parallel poem?

I got this double column poem written by some friends that is meant to be typeset with the stanzas in parallel. Here is a sample: Tiempos en pausa. ...
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Typesetting Japanese poetry

(This is not about Japanese characters.) I'm interested in typesetting a translation of a classical Japanese waka poetry collection. This means a large number of very short poems, all with prose ...
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Errors with poemscol

Running into errors with poemscol. When I run the script below I get the following errors (just a sample) Undefined control sequence. \fancyhfoffset Missing \begin{document}. \fancyoffset[ etc. \...
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How to use roman numbering for PoemTitle?

with the memoir class, I need to display number poems using a roman numbering. For example \PoemTitle{My first poem} give me this: 1 My first poem ...when I want... I My first poem I ...
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How do I get space before title?

I attempt to get larger space between the poem number and the title of the poem, but do not succeed. What should I do? \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{verse} \PassOptionsToPackage{bookmarks, ...
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Unwanted line shift

How do I get rid of the unwanted line shift between the second and third line? \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{verse} \PassOptionsToPackage{bookmarks, colorlinks=false, hidelinks}{hyperref} % ...
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Why does poetry package not work?

This MWE throws an error: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{poetry} \begin{document} \centerpoemon{In the cavern} \begin{poem} In the cavern\\ In the canyon\\! \end{poem} \end{document} Command ...
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How do eliminate the extra blank pages when using the poetrytex package and adding image to title page?

I'm trying to eliminate the extra blank pages: (1) a blank page 2 that appears after the title page, and (2) a blank page page 4 after the poems list. I'm new to LaTeX and can't figure out why these ...
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Is poetry package incompatible with verse?

Reading the poetry manual I cannot see any mention of it being incompatible with verse. On the contrary it states in the Introduction on p.2 that it is "modestly compatible". But when I try to compile ...
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Smart way to center verse

The documentation of the verse package provides the following recommendation for beginning a block of poetry to be typeset: \settowidth{\versewidth}{This is the average line,} \begin{verse}[\...
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Setting verse number to left side and bound it within page margin

% SAMPLE: https://imgur.com/a/5ZEN5jG \documentclass[twoside,a5paper,6pt]{book} %FONTS and ENCORDING \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{helvet} \usepackage{palatino} \usepackage{kotex} \usepackage[...
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How to solve \begin{poem} ---- \end{poem} undefined control sequence error, and reset counter with each poem environment

the MWE is here; % SAMPLE: https://i.stack.imgur.com/WrLSu.jpg \documentclass[twoside,a5paper,10pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{helvet} \usepackage{palatino} \usepackage{lipsum} \...
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How to format a bilingual poetry book

I would like to write a bilingual poetry book (English-German) using LaTeX for PDF (Kindle Publishing). Here it is how it should look like: Title page with author name at the bottom; Table of ...
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How can I print the prosodic symbols in LaTeX?

The package "metre" or "metrix" is very good to print the prosodic accent for LaTeX. But, I counldn't print several signs. Does anyone know how to print this one ?
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Poetry, calligrams and TikZ challenge

One of my favorite poets is probably Guillaume Apollinaire. His story and proximity to Picasso made him a precursor. Calligrams was a constant attempt to merge poetry and visual. I am wondering how we ...
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Section Design for Poetry Book [closed]

After finishing my thesis I am starting to write a book with all my poems. Due to my thesis I am used to scrbook class and can handle koma script a bit. But I fail at adjusting the section headings. ...
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How can I typeset and annotate bilingual poetry?

I need to translate into English and annotate Latin poetry (specifically Horace's satires, which I will copy and paste from here), and then annotate the Latin. Ideally I would have to make minimal ...
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Missing definitions in old document

I am trying to resuscitate an old LaTeX document containing a critical edition of poetry. I have got all the packages to load, but it's missing some definitions which I think may once have been part ...
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Writing poems and tales [duplicate]

i am trying to write a book of poems and short tales. I do not pretend change font colour and things like that. Only poems and tales with a title. Maybe you know about some useful templates also. As ...
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How to write a poem with commentary?

I would like to get a layout like the one in the figure: There's no need of not justifying the text of the commentary, but every line must be linked with its comment below. Is there a package I can ...
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Typesetting Poetry Half-Lines in Memoir Class

Anglo-Saxon Poetry is often divided into half lines, which alliterate with each other. For example, Beowulf begins as such: Hwæt! wē Gār-Dena in gēar-dagum þēod-cyninga þrym gefrūnon, hū ...
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reledmac: page break before heading in verse stanza

When typesetting verse with reledmac, the command \ledpb is supposed to insert a page break at the beginning of the verse line in which it is called. But if I use the optional argument of \stanza to ...
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how to get a syllable signed as "anceps" with the metre package?

I want to quantify verses with the metre package. Problem is to position the "anceps"-sign (a little "x") over a vowel. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[...
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Align poem attribution with right side of versewidth rather than with right side ofpage

I would like to add attributions to some poems in memoir. The below code does that but flushes the attributions with the right of the text block. I would like them to flush with the right of the ...
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Align poem title with verses

How do I align poem title in the verse environment with the poem's text? \poemtitle{Raven} \begin{verse}[\linewidth] Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,\\* Over many a ...
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Smart macro to produce stanzas

I want to typeset a booklet of poetry, in Plain. Thus far I've been able to make TeX obey spaces and lines with the following code: \def\startline{\par\noindent} \obeylines\obeyspaces \let^^M=\...
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Problem with utf8 adding color headers with fancyhdr

I'm making a book of poems and I'd like to add some specif style to the pages. So I use fancyhdr And everything goes right until I add \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} This is the code I use \...
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