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Drop Caps

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Nov 14, 2022 Nov 14, 2022

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I'm having a really difficult time isolating the drop cap option to only one paragraph. Whenever I apply this effect, it changes every character at the beginning of a new paragraph. I just want one paragraph to have the drop cap and the rest to remain normal.

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Nov 14, 2022 Nov 14, 2022

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Drop caps are part of a paragraph style. You need to define a style that uses the drop cap and one that doesn't... for instance Body Text, and then Body Text DC.

 

You can't apply a Paragraph Style-based aspect to only one paragraph and should not use such spot or override formatting in ID in any case.

 

Does that make sense?

 


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Because you've redefined Basic Paragraph style - it's the "default" ParaStyle - you need to leave it alone and create new ParaStyle for your first paragraph - then even more styles and assign them to the rest of the text - as per formatting you want to achieve.

I'm sorry but those are basics how to use InDesign 😞 You need to read more tutorials 😞

 

Can automate anything - as long as it doesn't require A.I.

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Hi @Gabbie27072686ahzy 

 

As @Robert Tkaczyk and @James Gifford—NitroPress have rightly pointed out - there's one more part of wisdom I wish to share with you.

 

https://creativepro.com/beware-basic-styles/

 

Creating and using Styles is an important workflow step that shouldn't be overlooked.

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/paragraph-character-styles.html

 

 

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