# [texhax] Re: Ledmac Questions

Chris Yocum cyocum at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 20:04:18 CEST 2005

Hi All,
I hate answering my own questions.  I fixed the problem by
setting \setstanzaindents{1,1,2,1,2} to where I wanted the indents in
the poem.  It seems that \setstanzaindents is required by ledmac.
The garbled names were because it was placing the names over the
line numbers so you need to manually set \flagstanza like so
\flagstanza[40pt]{Cormac}.
Sorry to bug everyone!

Chris

On 9/18/05, Chris Yocum <cyocum at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>     Thank you for all your support for my earlier question.  I am now
> using Ledmac to set my edition.  I am at this point trying to use the
> verse capabilities of the package.
>      My first question is when I use \stanza and & to end a line and
> \& to end the stanza, I get 189 errors mostly like this:
>
> ! Missing number, treated as zero.
>                    \sza at 0@
> l.3 \stanza
>
> A number should have been here; I inserted `0'.
> (If you can't figure out why I needed to see a number,
> look up `weird error' in the index to The TeXbook.)
>
>      I have a distinct feeling that I am forgetting something
> important but I do not know what it is.  I looked at the ledmac manual
> and it has an Irish example but it is so dense that, with my limited
> experience, I am having a very hard time understanding it.
>      When I look at the PDF output.  Each Stanza has an equal (=) sign
> just above it, which I believe is a side effect of the error above.
>      I am also using \flagstanza because each stanza in the poem is
> marked by the person speaking.  In the manuscripts, it is usually on
> the left hand side (with the exception of a manuscript at Trinity
> College Dublin, which I saw last week).  When I use \flagsanza{Cormac}
> (or Fithal), a couple of times in the PDF output ledmac garbles the
> names.  Although, I have tried to increase the \stanzaindentbase but
> no matter how large I set it, nothing appears to be happening and I
> still get the garbled names.
>      I would appreciate it if someone familiar with ledmac could help
> me out with my probably very easy questions.
>      Thank you again for all your support.
>
> Sincerely,
> Chris
>
> PS Below is my preamble for anyone who may need it.
>
>
> \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, oneside]{book}
> \usepackage{mathptmx}
> \usepackage[scaled=.90]{helvet}
> %\usepackage{setspace}
> \usepackage{verse}
> \usepackage{sectsty}
> \usepackage[a4paper, left=4cm, top=2cm, bottom=4cm, right=2.5cm,
> \usepackage{ledmac}
> %\usepackage{ednotes}
>
> \usepackage[titleformat=italic, %
>                                                 ibidem=name&title, %
>                                                 pages=format, %
>                                                 bibformat=ibidem, %
>                                                 titleformat=commasep, %
>                                                 commabeforerest, %
>                                                 oxford=true, %
>                                                 edby=true]{jurabib}
>
> %\usepackage{etex}
>
> %\doublespace
> \allsectionsfont{\sffamily}
> \setcounter{secnumdepth}{4}
> \setcounter{tocdepth}{4}
> \renewcommand{\bibauthormultiple}{---, }
>