[pdftex] dropping.sty

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Fri Oct 17 12:26:13 CEST 2003

On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:44:24AM +0200, franciszek holop wrote:

> i wanted to try dropping.sty but it doesnt work w/pdflatex.
> anybody knows how can i make a dropping in pdflatex?

The package is quite old and does not know pdfTeX.
The package loads graphics.cfg, this calls in modern
versions \ExecuteOptions{pdftex}. But LaTeX's
\DeclareOption* does not catch unknown options, if
they are given by ExecuteOptions. The result is an
undefined \findsize.
  The package dropping defines two methods,
a method for dvips with smooth scaling and
a method for the other driver with scaling in steps,
good for the old pk font technique.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

PS: An alternative for dropping.sty is lettrine.sty

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