How to make the first character in the first line of a paragraph larger than the rest (drop cap)

Dropcap – this is where the first character in a sentence is large taking space in the next line so as to attract reders’ attention. 

Also read: how to highlight a block of text using a mouse

To apply drop cap to a paragraph:

  • Highlight the first character in a paragraph.
  • Click on insert ribbon

  • Identify text panel then click on drop cap icon within the panel.

  • From the dropdown menu click on drop cap options to display a dialogue box
  • Click on dropped or in margin icons

    • Set the font, lines to drop and distance from text  if necessary (in red rectangle shown above)

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      • Click Ok


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