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LaTeX Cookbook by Stefan Kottwitz

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Creating beautiful ornaments

Especially in older books, we can find typographic ornaments such as calligraphic flowers. In this recipe, we will create a greetings card with ornaments.

Getting ready

We will use the pgfornaments package. At the time of writing, it was not yet part of a TeX distribution. This may change soon; until then, you can visit the package homepage (http://altermundus.com/pages/tkz/ornament/index.html) to download and for install information. Install it before you move on.

How to do it...

We will use a KOMA-Script class, because of its arbitrary base font size. The calligra package provides a font with a hand-written appearance:

  1. Load the document class, set paper and text dimensions, and choose an empty page style, so there's no ...

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