[OS X TeX] Pointers for a "liturgical text" style?

mark oilcan markoilcan at yahoo.com
Wed May 3 13:57:54 EDT 2006

--- Daryl Basil Biberdorf <darylb at pobox.com> wrote:

> I've been looking here, as well as other places, for some time
> in search of a package that will allow the creation of liturgical
> texts with the various participants indicated in the margins
> (sort of like margin notes), with the text in the main body of the
> page.
> Something like:
> Priest:  O God, save Thy people, and bless Thine
>           inheritance!
> Choir:   We have seen the true Light! We have re-
>           ceived the heavenly Spirit! ...
> I tried doing it with various tables packages, but
> they are unwieldy, especially since most of them don't
> tolerate the body text spanning pages.
> Does any style that does this exist already? Alternatively,
> what styles would be good bases to start from, to build a new
> style?

Have a look at 


There are several packages listed there which may, or may not, do what you
want. Another very basic approach would be to use the description
environment, or, possibly, modify it slightly to make it do what you want.

Mark A

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