[scribus] Drop Cap Problem

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Sun Aug 1 04:41:19 CEST 2010

> I am using 1.3.8 with OSX and trying to use drop caps.  I go to edit
> paragraph
> and check drop caps and set up the 4 for the size and 2 for distance
> from text
> and hit apply.  Then I go to properties/text and change to the new
> style and
> what I get is the first line stays in the same position as it was and
> the next
> two lines just indent.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I know
> I'm doing
> some thing dumb!

Don't have OSX, but this is what I did;

a. File->New
b. Create a text box
c. Insert one paragraph of sample text
d. Story editor
e. Edit styles
f. New Paragraph style
g. Ticked Drop caps, Lines 4, Distance from text 0
h. Applied

And it all "worked"

So I tried this;

a., b., and c as above
d. Edit->Styles
e. New paragraph style
f. Ticked Drop caps, Lines 4, Distance from text 0 Apply
h. Properties->Style settings
i. Set Paragraph Style to New Style

All seemed to work, see



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