Command/placeinitial

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\placeinitial

Summary

Initials (also known as drop caps, dropped caps, or versals) can be made in ConTeXt using the \placeinitial command detailed here.

See \setupinitial for customization.

Settings

\placeinitial[...]
[...]name

Description

Examples

basics

\definepapersize[sheet][width=120mm,height=60mm]
\setuppapersize[sheet]
\setuppagenumbering[location=]
\setuplayout[width=100mm,backspace=15mm,topspace=0mm,header=0mm,headerdistance=0mm,footer=0mm,footerdistance=0mm]

\starttext

\placeinitial
\input knuth

\stoptext

Short Paragraphs

When the first paragraph does not take up the entire height of the drop-cap, use the \forgetinitial command to indicate when the drop-cap ends.

\enableexperiments[autoforgetinitials]
\setupinitial[n=2, style=\tfd, location=text]
\setuphead[chapter][after={\placeinitial}]

\starttext
\chapter

Short paragraph \par

\forgetinitial \input tufte

\stoptext
internal error: copy error U5pB03/cropped.pdf

Notes

See also

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