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Chapter 6. Formats > To insert an automatic drop cap:

To insert an automatic drop cap:

1.
Choose the Content tool.

2.
Click in a paragraph.

3.
Choose Style > Formats (Cmd-Shift-F/Ctrl-Shift-F).

4.
Check Drop Caps .

5.
Click Apply to preview (Cmd-A/Alt-A), and move the dialog box out of the way, if necessary.

6.
Optional: To “drop cap” more than one character, enter that number in the Character Count field (1–127).

7.
Optional: To adjust the height of the drop cap, change the Line Count (2–16). The drop cap will adjust automatically to fit the line count.

8.
Click Apply to preview again (Cmd-A/Alt-A), then click OK .

Figure 2. A drop cap with a character count of 1 and a line count of 5


Figure 3. A drop cap with a character count of 3 and a line count of 2


9.
Optional: Highlight the drop cap and change its color, shade, or font (see the next chaper). Be bold and imaginative!

TIP

To anchor a picture box or text box as a drop cap or a large initial cap, see page 181.



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