[Scribus] Drop caps revisited
Fri May 19 04:58:26 CEST 2006
try a distance of 0.2p
didn't work. the field only accept integers.
still it works:
this distance (when the paragraph is applied to the first few words)
represents how many lines the drop cap will "occupy" below itself.
i.e.: 1 will make a drop cap on the next line, 2 will make the first letter
occupy the first two lines, and so on...
now that is great. thanks a lot.
On 5/18/06, Peter Dinnan <pral at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
> On Friday 19 May 2006 14:03, Peter Dinnan wrote:
> > 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
> > only
> err, That should be first line (not lines) ;-)
> > 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
> > > 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
> > > a letter that has been partially shifted out of its text frame(!).
> > >
> > > Anyone else have a better solution?
> > >
> > > Greg
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