This is going to sound really dumb, but has anyone else had issues with creating a drop cap? I'm tryin to learn how to use the software and trying to write a newsletter and having a hard time creating a drop cap. I've watched several videos on how to do it and have also followed step by step instructions out of a 2017 InDesign CC classroom book and still having issues. Can anyone help show what I'm doing wrong? Thank you in advance.
Can you share your screenshots of what you're doing?
I could but honestly it's doing some crazy stuff. I tried to set up a Paragraph Style and every time I click on it to edit it, the text font and color would change and remain changed eventhough I made the changes to what I need them to be. I'm currently in the process of doing the whole project again from scratch. Could we do a screen share?
I can't right now. If someone else wants to volunteer.
I can't right now either. I'm getting ready to go to bed. Long day tomorrow. How about maybe later this week or this weekend?
It's not really the norm - if you can share your file or a sample of the file that's usually what happens and someone can take a look and direct you on how to fix it.
I understand. Let me try redoing the project again and if I'm still having issues, then I guess I'll try to take some screenshots. It's just that right now there are so many issues. I think that I might have missed a few steps somewhere along the way. Thannks again.
As mentioned we need more information, "so many issues" doesn't help!
Which version of InDesign and OS?
Apart from inserting a drop cap what are the others issues you are having, are there any error messages?
The OS is macOS Big Sur 11.4 and the InDesign version is 2021 Version 16.2.1.
The paragraph is imported from an RTF file format. I created a new style in Paragraph Style and set up all the parameters I wanted. When I try to use that Drop Cap style I created, it takes the paragraph and changes the font and color of it. Not sure why at all. I even went ahead and deleted the style and created a whole new one but as soon as I choose that style and try to apply it as a drop cap, it once again changes it to something I haven't even used in my newsletter. Not sure where or how it picked up that color and font but I can't find it to isolate it.
You did not reply my question.
What is about Character Styles?
I guess I am. So I should delete the Character Style and just use the Paragraph Style?
This Youtube tutorial will show you step-by-step how to create a Paragraph Style that uses a Character Style for the drop cap:
What are the other issues you're having?
You did not answer my question: