[Scribus] Drop caps revisited

Le Tigre scribus
Sat May 20 16:09:58 CEST 2006

Gregory Pittman a ?crit :
> 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.
> Greg
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Actually we're using exactly that kind of way (the Louis' methode) for 
our drop caps. Cf. for instance p.5 of 

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