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Drop Cap

A drop cap is an oversized first of .

A drop cap character usually spans several lines below its original in the paragraph. It can also have its own formatting style, such as a decorative

Drop caps are mainly used to indicate the start of a 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:™ is a registered trademark of Oracle.
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