Word: How to Add Drop Cap

Drop caps are those giant letters that begin the first paragraph of a chapter or document. They get your readers attention by standing out and demanding focus. Continue reading to learn how to add a drop cap to a paragraph in Word 2007 or 2010. If authors have been using this since the 7th century, shouldn’t you know how to do it too?

A drop cap is when the size of the initial letter of the paragraph is exaggerated. Thus, this letter drops down into the lines of text below it. Since the earliest days of the written word, drop caps have been used to break the mundanity of a large block of text.

When and where a drop cap should be used is completely a matter of taste and style. By following these steps, you can add this weapon to your text styling collection. These steps have been testing in both the 2007 and 2010 versions of Microsoft Word.

Add the Drop Cap

1. Highlight the paragraph that will contain the drop cap.

2. Click the Insert tab.

3. In the Text section, click Drop Cap.

4. Select either Dropped or In margin.

example of using drop case in Word

Remove the drop cap:

1. Highlight the paragraph that will contain the drop cap.

2. Click the Insert tab.

3. In the Text section, click Drop Cap.

4. Select either None.

 

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7 Responses to “Word: How to Add Drop Cap”

  1. July 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm, Anonymous said:

    hai thank you and i wanted to know if a paragraph as the special indention can i use drop cap in that case for example

    ‘ We shall draw their entire army upon us, and bring on
    a general assault, ’said Duncan: ‘ lead on, my friend, for
    your own life and ours.’

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    • May 24, 2010 at 6:23 am, oooo said:

      try it….

      Reply

  2. May 24, 2010 at 6:21 am, jayden said:

    THANK YOU

    Reply

  3. October 27, 2010 at 9:41 am, LJ said:

    ty for this thing

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    • October 27, 2010 at 9:42 am, LJ said:

      i still dont get it

      Reply

      • March 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm, WalMart12234 said:

        It’s quite simple really

        Reply

  4. January 03, 2013 at 8:28 pm, odotukpono said:

    hey man this is nt what am looking for

    Reply

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