# [texhax] \lettrine in \everypar?

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Sat Nov 21 19:24:44 CET 2009

Hi!

I’m trying to use \lettrine in every paragraph in my document. (Normally
not a good idea, indeed, but here I really want it.) Now this should be
set automatically. So I tried to say

\everypar={\lettrine}

hoping that now the first letter of every paragraph would be set as big
letter and the second one as a normal-sized capital letter. However, I get a

! Missing number, treated as zero.

Ok, to make the things easier, I tried to use a fixed letter and said

\everypar={\lettrine{A}{b}}

! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [parameter stack size=10000].
\KV@@sp at b  #1 \@nil ->
\KV@@sp at c #1

Now I don’t understand the problem and have no idea how to solve it. I
tried to \def a wrapper macro that would avoid these problems, but never
got it running.
Is there any possibility to use \lettrine in \everypar? Or has anybody a
better way to achive a \lettrine at the beginning of every paragraph?

Minimal example:

\documentclass{minimal}
\usepackage{lettrine}
\begin{document}
\everypar={\lettrine}
test
\end{document}

cheers,
Arno

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