Using drop caps


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Using drop caps

Much of the art of design revolves around drawing the eye to where you want the reader to go and one of the best ways to draw the eye to the beginning of a story or a section is with a drop cap. InDesign lets you easily apply a drop cap to any paragraph and even automatically change the drop cap styling. Now the most direct path to a drop cap is the Control Panel. Let's see how it works. I'll zoom-in on this paragraph and I want to apply a drop cap at this letter N. To do that, I'll double-click to switch to the Type Tool and then I'll make sure that the cursor is flashing inside this paragraph.

Now I go to the Control Panel, making sure that it's in Paragraph mode and I can set the drop cap here. Right now, it's set to 0, which means no drop cap. I'm going to change it to 3 and then hit Enter or Return, that's it; I've got a drop cap. Now there are a few ways to fine-tune that drop cap, however. So let's take a look at that next. To adjust a drop cap,...

Using drop caps
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Using drop caps provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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