Drop caps

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Drop caps

Postby Jim6Davis » 07 Jan 2017, 14:13

Can't find how to do drop caps on the new Quark Xpress 2016. No doubt it will turn out to be super obvious.
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Re: Drop caps

Postby MikeWenzloff » 07 Jan 2017, 16:48

A couple of ways. I use paragraph styles for the lead paragraph (and any others that use the same style) and a character style to apply the font if it is different from the paragraph style's text (like below).

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If I use a character style for formatting the drop cap, I'll often create conditions to apply it to my selected text.

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Re: Drop caps

Postby max.peter » 08 Jan 2017, 04:21

You can also use the checkbox in the Measurement Palette, in the Paragraph tab.
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Re: Drop caps

Postby MikeWenzloff » 08 Jan 2017, 12:43

Oops. Thanks, Max.

That option was the point when I started my post and never got around to taking a screen shot.

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Re: Drop caps

Postby max.peter » 09 Jan 2017, 04:55

You are welcome, Mike!
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Re: Drop caps

Postby Jim6Davis » 09 Jan 2017, 19:10

Max - Somehow I have to learn how to be more observant. I thought I looked at every one of the options in the palette.

Thanks for the info....
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Re: Drop caps

Postby max.peter » 10 Jan 2017, 04:42

You are welcome Jim!
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Re: Drop caps

Postby JackieFrant » 31 Mar 2017, 11:07

Thank you - it's still very useful... I couldn't find the drop caps either! :lol:
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