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I would like to know if ID CS is able to wrap the left margin of a paragraph to the multi-line drop cap that starts that paragraph. I don't see an easy way to do that without creating a separate frame for the drop cap only, which would be entirely too much work for my needs. If this is not possible, it's no biggy, but I thought I would ask just the same. Thanks!...

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    Default Text Wrap to a Drop Cap

    I would like to know if ID CS is able to wrap the left margin of a paragraph
    to the multi-line drop cap that starts that paragraph. I don't see an easy
    way to do that without creating a separate frame for the drop cap only,
    which would be entirely too much work for my needs. If this is not possible,
    it's no biggy, but I thought I would ask just the same.

    Thanks!


    mrb712@adobeforums.com Guest

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    What do you mean? Do you want it to track the contours of the drop cap letter? Or are you just looking for a simple rectangular wrap? If the latter, then that's what the drop cap feature does. Have you tried it?

    Dave
    Dave_Saunders@adobeforums.com Guest

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    "Do you want it to track the contours of the drop cap letter? "

    That would be a nice feature as an option.

    k


    Ken_Grace@adobeforums.com Guest

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    <com> wrote in message
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    letter? Or are you just looking for a simple rectangular wrap? If the
    latter, then that's what the drop cap feature does. Have you tried it? 

    Yes, I should have been more clear. I use the drop cap feature now, and it's
    fine. My drop cap is a swash italic, and letters like the G, J, W, for
    example, are quite angular in italics. I would like to wrap the rest of the
    text to the angles of these letters. I thought I had seen it done before,
    but I don't know how to do it without creating outlines of the drop cap and
    then using the drop cap as the object to which to wrap the text. If this is
    not a feature, perhaps one day...

    mrb


    mrb712@adobeforums.com Guest

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    If you're using CS2, you might be able to do it by converting the cap to an outline, cutting it out of line and putting it into its own graphic frame, then paste that back into line where the cap was.

    But now, turn off the drop cap feature and instead, drag the graphic down so its top is where you want it and switch on text wrap with the detect edges feature.

    I think this works, but I've not actually tried it.

    Dave
    Dave_Saunders@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Before the drop cap feature I just used to keep a formatted character in a
    library. Then I just dragged it in whenever I needed it and edited to the
    correct character.

    k


    Ken_Grace@adobeforums.com Guest

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