Word for Mac 2011 Essentials: How to Create Drop Caps


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Creating drop caps

Drop caps offer a dramatic way to format the beginning of a text document. They're commonly used in books, magazine, articles, and other long documents. A drop cap is one or more characters at the beginning of a paragraph that are enlarged and sat beside the text or within the text. You could set the size of the character by indicating the number of lines they should be dropped. You can also specify whether they should appear with the text wrapped around them, which is the most common way to do it, or in the margin. Now if you only want one character dropped, all you need to do is position the insertion point anywhere in the paragraph that you want to put the drop cap.

So I want it in this first paragraph and I'll just click anywhere in there. Then choose Format > Drop Cap. The Drop Cap dialog offers a few options. First, you want to choose whether you want the letter dropped within the text or out in the margin. I want it dropped within the text so we'll try that way first....

Creating drop caps
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Creating drop caps provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Maria Langer as part of the Word for Mac 2011 Essential Training

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Business
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Word for Mac
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