[OS X TeX] re: verse.sty question

burt at brandeis.edu burt at brandeis.edu
Tue Mar 15 22:25:51 EST 2005

If you want line numbering you might have a look at poemscol.sty.
You can redefine the font used for line numbers by simply issuing
\renewcommand{\marnfont}{\normalfont\small}. poemscol is designed for
producing critical editions of verse, and it may provide you with other
structures you want. One neat thing about it (if I do say so myself) is that
you can set it to mark automatically every case in which there is a stanza
break at a page turn. (You can turn off that feature, or use whatever mark
you want.) It will also make many different series of endnotes, all tied to
the line numbers. I put a new version up on Dante last week, but I don't yet
see it at CTAN in Vermont, so check Dante.

> I am typesetting some poems using the verse-package. For the text I use
> a special font. Now I need line numbering, but I don't want the line
> numbers to be typeset in that font (a heavy sansserif resembling the
> AkzidenzGrotesk-Medium). The verse.pdf documentation says: "Lines are
> numbered via \thepoemline which defaults to typesetting normalsized
> arabic numerals."
> Can somebody help me in redefining \thepoemline, so that it produces
> \small\normalfont arabic numerals?
> Thanks,
> Stephan
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