Drop caps are mainly used to indicate the start of a chapter or section. It is reminiscent of an old way of writing in books or newspapers.
Open Office Writer also allows the first word of a paragraph to become a drop cap.
Creating Drop Caps
The following screencasts demonstrate how to create drop caps:
- Lead a paragraph with a drop cap.
- Lead a paragraph with a drop cap word.
- Change the drop cap character style.
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