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I have placed a couple of text boxes in a newsletter. I want to use the Drop
Cap feature for the first paragraph. This is not available in text boxes or
tables.

Is there an easy workaround?

TSeroogy
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No, because drop caps are created using a frame, and you can't put a frame
inside a text box.

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I have placed a couple of text boxes in a newsletter. I want to use the

Drop
Cap feature for the first paragraph. This is not available in text boxes

or
tables.

Is there an easy workaround?

TSeroogy


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-----Original Message-----
I have placed a couple of text boxes in a newsletter. I

want to use the Drop
Cap feature for the first paragraph. This is not available

in text boxes or
tables.

Is there an easy workaround?

TSeroogy
.

Drop caps are available using MS Publisher.
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I believe the closest you can get to a drop cap in a text box is to
format the initial character to be bigger than the rest of the text in
the text box... To make it look slightly better, you may want to
specify fixed line spacing for the paragraph (otherwise, line height
will increase for the line containing the larger character). Do the
following to specify a fixed value for line spacing: On the Format
menu, click Paragraph. In the Paragraph dialog box, click the Indents
and Spacing tab. Under "Line Spacing", choose "Exactly", and then type
the desired amount (in points).

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I have placed a couple of text boxes in a newsletter. I want to use

the Drop
Cap feature for the first paragraph. This is not available in text

boxes or
tables.

Is there an easy workaround?

TSeroogy





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