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Flagverse command after the verse

In verse package, one can write anything before a line using \flagverse{}. This command, however, must also come before the line. This causes some trouble to read the lines in the source, since it's ...
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Orphaned headings in a long, verse-heavy document

I'm typesetting an anthology of English poetry which I've put together. It's a long document, more than 500 pages, and the nature of the project means that the vast majority of the text is wrapped up ...
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How to Automatically Center Verse

Consider the following code: \documentclass{book} \textwidth 5.75in \usepackage{verse} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \LARGE \vskip 25pt \begin{center} \textbf{Casey at the Bat} \end{center}...
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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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Command or Environment for Composing Sonnets

I was wondering if a command or environment might be possible to accommodate the writing of short verse, one that would provide rhyme scheme, even for missing lines. Maybe via an array somehow? My ...
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How to number verses?

In Format verses with incrementing counters it was asked about numbering verses. I responded that the verse package might help, which I still think it could do so, but since then I have been wondering ...
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Chapter and verse numbers in memoir header

I was playing around with this and trying to extend the example with the following three features: How do I rest the num for each verse environment (ending with the \end{verse})? The header should be ...
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How to avoid the duplicate line numbering when using an in-line linebreak?

I am using the verse package to typeset some poetry. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verse} \begin{document} % count the verses \poemlines{5} \begin{verse} First,\\ ...
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adding Devanagari numerals in `verse' environment

Having the verses numbered In the above link, @joharr explains about how we can get the verses numbered within the verse environment. My Question: How can we get Devanagari numbers (instead of Roman ...
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Preventing a Verse Linebreak within a Multicolumn Environment

I am trying to include a stanza of poetry with a multicolumn environment such that there is no break in the lines of the poem. I had hoped that \settowidth{\versewidth}{} \begin{verse}[\versewidth] ...
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wrapped verses in memoir are not numbered at line start

I am using the memoir package to typeset material that includes some psalms. The psalms are placed in the verse environment. I would like the verses to be numbered. But when a verse is particularly ...
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Multiple columns poetry, 4 parallel poems

I want an A3 paper size output with 4 parallel poems; three of them are actually the translations of the first one. How can I do it? \documentclass[ 12pt, oneside, landscape ]{article} \...
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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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gmverse package break verse in endnote

Situation When gmverse package is called in the preamble and I put a verse environment inside and \endnote command provided by enotez package, so the verse didn’t interpret the \\ command for line ...
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gmverse causes pagebreak too much early in the page

When I call the gmverse package, it sometimes (I can’t find depending of which criteria) occurs too much early page break after stanzas, and it breaks the general LaTeX vertical space feing shui with ...
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afterpage package and verse environment cause troubleshooting

I use both afterpage package and verse environment in my document. So, when a verse environment comes just after an \afterpage command rendering, an unwanted linebreak occurs after the first verse. As ...
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Place an element everywhere inside a section to best fit vertical space

I have a list of poems (but it could be anything else) containing sometimes some big complex poems (witch called calligrams ) who have to never be breaked. So, the document have multiple sections. ...
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Stanza, but in a strange point

I am currently doing a comparative edition of a text that is based also on an older one. For this reason, I have a problem with the lining of the stanza numbering, whose presence is pivotal to the ...
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Simplest Way to Effect a Horizontal Shift of the Output in a Verse Environment

Consider the following code which produces the illustrated 4-line stanza: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{verse} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \large ...
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Package clash between enotez and gmverse while using several paragraphs in an endnote

Here is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enotez} \usepackage{gmverse} \begin{document} \begin{verse} foo\endnote{bar baz} \end{verse} \end{document} When I use a linebreak in an \...
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Inconsistent Line Spacing When Changing the Font Size in a Verse Environment

I have noticed that when I want to change the font size in a verse environment from the default, the spacing between the last two lines in a stanza is adversely affected. For example, in the following ...
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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 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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How do you reduce the space between a poem and the poemline-counter

In the following part of a poetic text (Sophocles’ »Antigone«, ll. 1137–1142), the verses are quite short: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{verse} \usepackage{libertine} \...
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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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reledmac: using stanza environment for dramatic verse

This question is a follow-up to reledpar (& thalie): option advancedshiftedpstarts upsets paragraph beginnings and line numbering I am trying to make the \stanza environment of eledmac (and ...
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No indentation in ongoing line in Verse environment

The verse environment looks good to me for highlighting and referencing a paragraph. However, I don't like that it automatically indents what doesn't fit in an ongoing line. I would like the overall ...
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Don't reset line numbers using Verse package

I would like line numbers to not reset when using verse environment. Consider this MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{verse} \poemlines{5} \begin{document} \chapter{} \begin{verse} Lorem ipsum ...
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Verse in Beamer frame

how can I archive numbered poem lines in a beamer frame? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{verse} \usetheme{Madrid} \usecolortheme{beaver} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \poemlines{2} ...
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Remove 'contents' from every single page number heading

Whenever I use 'table of contents', the word 'contents' appears above EVERY SIGNLE PAGE I format, right next to the page number. How do I get rid of this? Here is the code: \documentclass[e book,...
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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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fully justified verse in memoir with \obeylines

I want to typeset text in verse environment in memoir, where each line is fully justified without the need of adding \\ after each line. So, basically I want a way to combine the answers in \...
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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 i can hide the first \verse number while start counting next verse from 2

the MWE is here; % SAMPLE: https://imgur.com/a/5ZEN5jG \documentclass[twoside,a5paper,10pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{helvet} \usepackage{palatino} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{...
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Verses in Russian [reledpar] with astanza produces strange characters

I have both verse and prose in my Russian-English bilingual book (I use reledpar/reledmac). Russian side has weird characters before the verse when I trying to set it up with astanza: "before@pstartR@...
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Append command to existing environment without redefining it altogether

I'm investigating how to customize environments provided by other packages without having to redefine the env completely in my document preamble. Specifically, the verse package define its ...
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Problems with verse environment from xelatex to docx via tex4ht

Note: To convert from XeLaTeX source to .odt/.docx, I am using the solution provided by Michal Hoftich. (See there for MWE and the solution by @michal.h21.) The present question is follows upon an ...
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3-level Verse in LaTeX

In Vietnamese, there is a type of poem (song thất lục bát -- double seven - six - eight) which goes like this LIPSUM Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing ...
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\poemtitlenotitle in verse package

poemscol has a \poemtitlenotitle macro which according to the documentation: "does not produce a title in the text, but sets its argument in the table of contents and in the notes. Usually you use ...
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memoir class: vertically locate side panel text to marker in main text

I'm using memoir to write verse. In side-panels I put quotes or images that relate to specific places in the verse. Ideally I'd like to put a marker in the verse which would locate where, in the side-...
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Multiple line attribution at end of quote/verse environment

I want to be able to write an attribution at the end of a quote/verse environment that spans multiple lines. I found this answer which suggests this piece of code \def\signed#1{{\unskip\nobreak\hfil\...
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Verse in memoir produces an unwanted extra empty line when the previous one is full

I am having the same problem in memoir as JSBձոգչ. This question had been posted before, but unfortunately the solution proposed by the asker himself seemed to be a minor tweak and did not resolve the ...
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Prevent page break after end of environment (e.g. verse)

Dear ladies and gentlemen, I have been typesetting verse and prose recently, and I am having trouble with dates. Specifically, I want to have the date follow the preceding text immediately, and stick ...
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Verse numbering across stanzas in memoir class

It seems that the last verses of stanzas in not numbered in the verse environment of the memoir class: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \linenumberfrequency{1} \...
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Aligning text to the right inside a verse

Inside a verse environment as provided by the verse package how would I align an entire stanza to the right? I'm looking for something like the below: Neither \raggedleft nor \RaggedLeft as provided ...
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How can I change a specific character at the start of a verseline?

I use the package verse. I need to change specific characters at the start of a verse. E.g. if the verse is starting with A, it should be transformed to \hspace*{1mm}BA. \documentclass{book} \...
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Changing margin widths in verse environment

I have lines in a poem that run slightly longer than the margins. I'd like to force them to overset. The options I've tried (fullwidth variations), all break the verse environment and indent every new ...
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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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