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LaTeX Cookbook by Stefan Kottwitz

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Creating a pull quote

To entice people to read a text, we can present a short, attractive excerpt as a quotation. That means we pull out some text. In a two-column layout, it's looks nice to put the quotation into a window in the middle of the page between the two columns, with the regular text flowing around it. It's also a nice way of embedding images.

How to do it...

One possibility is to use the shapepar package to cut out space from the text, like in the previous recipe. However, it would be a bit challenging doing it twice, once for each column.

The pullquote package provides a solution. It can typeset a balanced two-column text layout with a cut-out window. This can be filled with text or an image. The shape is arbitrary.

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