[OS X TeX] Re: Dropcaps

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Sat Nov 23 22:16:57 EST 2002

On Saturday, Nov 23, 2002, at 14:29 US/Central, Dr. John R. Vokey wrote:

> "Bob Kerstetter" <bkerstetter at mac.com> asked:
>> Does GW teTeX have a dropcap package?
>> drop.sty, dropcaps.sty, initials.sty do not seem be there.
> To get dropcaps, use picinpar (which defines the window environment) 
> as follows:
> \begin{window}[0,l,{\yn T},{}]
> \noindent he paragraph with the opening dropcap; note that
> the first letter of the opening word (i.e., the `T' of the `The')  is 
> in the options to {window}.
> The \yn macro was defined as: \font\yn=cmr17 scaled \magstep5
> \end{window}
> See ``The \LaTeX Companion'' p. 53 for more information on picinpar.

Wow. Cool. This is what I needed. Thank you. 

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