[Scribus] Drop caps revisited

Gregory Pittman gpittman
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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