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Dropping In a Drop Cap
Dropping In a Drop Cap
A drop cap is a large capital letter that “drops” into the text, as shown in
Figure 6-10. Drop caps appear at the start of chapters in many books, this
book included, and you can find other uses for them, too. In Figure 6-10, one
drop cap marks the A side of a list of songs on a homemade music CD.
Book II
Chapter 6
Figure 6-10:
Creating a
drop cap.
To create a drop cap, start by clicking anywhere in the paragraph whose
first letter you want to ”drop.” If you want to “drop” more than one
character at the start of the paragraph, select the characters. Then go to the Insert
tab, click the Add a Drop Cap button, and choose Dropped or Drop Cap
Options. Choosing Drop Cap Options opens the Drop Cap dialog box shown
in Figure 6-10, where you can experiment with these options:
Position: Choose which kind of drop-cap you want. In Margin places the
drop-cap to the left of the paragraph, in the margin, not in the paragraph
Font: Choose a font from the Font drop-down list. Choose a different font
from the text in the paragraph.
Lines to Drop: Enter the number of text lines to drop the letter.
Distance from Text: Keep the 0 setting unless you’re dropping an I, 1, or
other skinny letter or number.
Click the Add a Drop Cap button and choose None to remove a drop cap.
Watermarking for the Elegant Effect
A watermark is a pale image or set of words that appears behind text on each
page in a document. True watermarks are made in the paper mold and can
be seen only when the sheet of paper is held up to a light. You can’t make
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