Ever wonder how to create those awesome looking letters at the beginning of a storybook…like the “O” in “Once upon a time…”? You can do it with a Drop Cap, and in Publisher, they are simple to do!
Drop caps are stylistic typographic elements, typically an oversized initial letter, which extend down into a paragraph by two or more lines. In Publisher, they are measured by the number of lines they overlap. For example, a drop cap with a setting of 3 extends down into the first three lines in a paragraph.
You can choose from several pre-defined drop cap styles in the Drop Cap gallery, on the Text Box Tools | Format tab, or you can create a custom drop cap. To create a custom drop cap:
- Place the insertion point in the paragraph.
- On the Text Box Tools | Format tab, in the Typography group, click Drop Cap and choose Custom Drop Cap to open the Drop Cap dialog box.
- Select the letter position and size.
- Edit the Size of letters box to specify the number of lines the character is dropped in the paragraph.
- Edit the Number of letters box to specify the number of characters included in the drop cap. Use the Preview window to verify your results.
- Under Select letter appearance, check or clear options to select font, font style, and color options.
- Click Apply to view the results in the layout, and adjust them if necessary.
- When the settings are correct, click OK.
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