Use drop caps InDesign CS6


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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 the most direct path to a drop cap is the control panel. I have my brochure document open from the exercise folder, and I'm going to zoom in on this text. I want to apply a drop cap to this second paragraph. It doesn't really matter which I choose, but in this case, I'm just going to apply to the second paragraph, and I'll place my cursor in there by double-clicking.

Next, I'm going to make sure my control panel is in the Paragraph mode. Right now it's in the Character mode, and the keyboard shortcut for swapping between those modes is Command+Option+7, or Control+Alt+7. In the control panel, there are two fields to control your drop caps; here they are. The first field let's you choose how many lines the...

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 CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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