[Scribus] Drop caps revisited

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Fri May 19 16:24:36 CEST 2006

Louis Desjardins wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> I assume you know about the drop caps in the Paragraph Style dialog. 
> So you are looking for better handling of this feature.
Actually I didn't, but I'm up to speed now...
> Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind is having a function 
> that will allow every bits of control *and* keeping the text together 
> (no extra text frame).
> The workaround you describe with the extra text frame for the drop 
> cap can be refined a bit with a second extra empty text frame. So 3 
> text frames.
> 1. The "general" one, holding your main text
> 2. The "empty" one for text to run around it
> 3. The "drop cap" one, holding the drop cap itself
> The 3rd frame can be the size that you want, enough to hold the drop 
> cap at the size you need. It is not set to "workaround" and you can 
> move it as needed.
> Unless you need to achieve a very precise goal, I think the Paragraph 
> Style with the Drop Cap option can solve most of the issues. The 
> 3-frame technique is very clumsy. It works... But it is clumsy.
You can say that again.


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