Creating a Drop Cap

A drop cap is an illuminated initial opening a chapter or paragraph.

To illuminate only the first letter of the paragraph, click anywhere in the paragraph. Otherwise, select the letters you want to illuminate.

From the Insert tab, go to the Text group and open the list on the Add a Drop Cap tool images/IC-056.png.

Click the option you want.

If you want to customise the presentation of the Drop Cap, click Drop Cap Options.

The Drop Cap dialogue box is displayed.

Choose an option for the Position.

You can customise the presentation by changing the Font, Lines to drop, and Distance from text.


Click OK.

The drop cap is created in a frame represented by a grey outline.


To delete a drop cap, click in the paragraph that contains the drop cap. On the Insert tab, click the Add a Drop Cap button in the Text group then click None.