[Scribus] Drop caps revisited

Roberto Winter rhwinter
Fri May 19 03:57:57 CEST 2006

On 5/18/06, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
> 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.

mmm.... I had this problem, this is a solution I didn't think of! thanks for

Interestingly, one can display
> a letter that has been partially shifted out of its text frame(!).
> Anyone else have a better solution?

unfortunately no!

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