How to Add a Drop Cap in Microsoft Word
How to Add a Drop Cap
in Microsoft Word
1. What is a Drop Cap?
A drop cap is where the first letter of the first word in the first paragraph is enlarged. A drop cap is usually added at the beginning of a new chapter or section.
This grabs the reader's attention and draws them to the beginning of the text.
Drop caps are used in most novels and can easily be added into your document. They look good. It adds a professional finish to your text.
2. How to add a Drop Cap in Microsoft Word
1. Select the Insert tab.
2. Click the Drop Cap icon.
3. Choose the Dropped style or the In-Margin style from the list.
4. Click Drop Cap Options from the menu to change the font used for the drop cap, how many lines of your text it should consume and what gap you would like between the drop cap and the main text.
5. Click OK when you are done.
Give it a go on your document. Don't over-do it. Just one at the beginning of each section is fine.
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