[Scribus] Drop caps revisited
Fri May 19 02:32:36 CEST 2006
After doing some experimentation, it seems there is only one practical
way to do drop caps in Scribus.
I attempted to do this by simply highlighting the first letter,
enlarging it, then shifting its baseline. Unfortunately, this leads to
the letter overlapping the letter in the line below it, a visually very
unpleasing result, even when it doesn't literally overlap the letter.
What does work with some fidgeting is to create a separate text frame
with the first letter, overlapping the rest of the text, clicking Text
Flows Around Frame in Properties, but then, importantly, you have to
also shift the baseline of the letter downward. The reason for this is
that there is a space below the baseline that the frame has to have to
display the letter, so if you don't shift the baseline, there is too
much empty space beneath the dropped cap. Interestingly, one can display
a letter that has been partially shifted out of its text frame(!).
Anyone else have a better solution?
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