[Scribus] Drop caps revisited

Peter Dinnan pral
Fri May 19 04:03:02 CEST 2006

1) Create a Paragraph Style   (Edit > Paragraph Styles)

2) Check the Drop Caps box (X) and enter the number of lines + distance from 
text (try a distance of 0.2p)

3) Click OK and save your style

4) Back in your document text block, select it and then the 'story editor' 

5) When in the story editor highlight the first few words on the first lines 
and apply the style - the dropcap will be applied to the first letter only


On Friday 19 May 2006 12:32, Gregory Pittman 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. Interestingly, one can display
> a letter that has been partially shifted out of its text frame(!).
> Anyone else have a better solution?
> Greg
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