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Drop Cap spacing

New Here ,
Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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When the Drop Cap to a paragrah starts with the letter "A" how do i adjust the tracking so the bottom of the "A" is not touching the other word? Basicly i want more space between the Drop Cap "A" and other words.

 

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Valorous Hero ,
Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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Add tracking to the A by selecting it and typing a number in the Tracking field.

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Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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The simplest way to tweak a drop cap is to create a Character Style and specify it in the Drop Cap menu.

 

You can then tweak that style for size, tracking, baseline shift, color etc.

 


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One more variation on the same theme—I use Kerning. I click my insertion point in front of the first character after the drop cap, hold Alt/Opt and tap the right arrow key to push the text to the right. If I go to far, I use Alt/Opt and the left arrow key.

 

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