[scribus] Drop Caps

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Apr 6 07:29:08 CEST 2010

hi david,
hi greg

> On 04/05/2010 03:48 PM, David Butt wrote:
> > Is it possible to create a drop cap using styles on a paragraph and
> > apply a different style to the rest on the the paragraph. At the
> > moment the same style gets applied to the whole paragraph including
> > drop cap (this happens both ways). I'm using version 1.3.5. Let me
> > try and explain what I'm trying to do. Trying to create a Q&A page
> > with the letters Q&  A as drop caps in red and blue. the style has
> > been set up for this. the main text then is just one other style
> > but, when I try to set the drop cap style (after only highlighting
> > the drop cap) the other text takes on the drop cap style, and when
> > I highlight the other text and apply the text style the it gets
> > applied to the drop cap as well even thoght it was no highlighted.
> > I don't want to go down the route of creating a separate text-box
> > just for the drop caps not if there is an easier way.
> >
> The problem comes from the fact that drop caps are a feature of 
> paragraph styles but not character styles.
> You can apply a paragraph style with the drop cap, then a different 
> character style for the rest, but the problem is that the baseline of 
> the rest of the first line drops down to the bottom of the drop cap,
> so you get the drop cap sticking up -- might or might not be Ok for
> your purpose.
> In the end I think the separate frame for the drop cap is going to be 
> your easiest way to deal with this.

what about checking "drop cap" in the paragraph style and then manually
applying a character style to each drop cap?


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