Drop cap is a really nice text formatting option. This is something you see a lot in the first paragraph of a chapter in a book, where the first letter of that paragraph is bigger than the others. It’s a really easy feature to use, but I would bet that the control is not where you might expect it to be. So, in this movie, we'll go through how to set a drop cap and adjust the associated settings.
- Dropcap a really nice text formatting option…and this is something that you see a lot…in the first paragraph of a chapter of a book…where the first letter of that paragraph…is bigger than the others.…It's a really easy feature to use…but I would bet that the control is…not where you might expect it to be.…So let's apply the Dropcap effect…to the first paragraph on this page…so you can see what it looks like.…First, I'm going to need to place my cursor…somewhere in this paragraph.…Now I could select the paragraph…or I could select a word in the paragraph…but all you really need to do…is just make sure that your cursor…is somewhere in the paragraph.…
So I'll click there, then I'm going to go…into the Insert ribbon.…I'm looking for this button here.…This is the Dropcap option.…If I click on that it opens up a little menu.…And I'm going to set this to Dropped.…I'll just click on that and now you can see…what we're dealing with.…This is a dropcap.…I have the first letter of this paragraph…much bigger than the rest.…And it's a nice way to kick off the first paragraph…
Note: These tutorials apply to both the Windows and Mac versions of Word 2016.
- Recognize what the default font size option allows you to do.
- Identify the best way to run updates for Word.
- Recall where you should apply a drop cap for effect.
- Name the option you should use if you need to count the spaces between words in a document.
- Identify how to keep the spell-checker from becoming a nuisance while working on a document.
- Explain when you should compress all of the pictures in your document.