Caps to Your Document
Do you like the
effect of Drop Caps in the first word of a chapter? If so,
Microsoft Word lets you add them to your document pretty easily.
Just click your
cursor in front of the first word in your paragraph and go to
the Format menu and select Drop Cap. In this box, select
the middle box at the top that says Dropped. Then, below
this, choose the font you want to use, along with your
preferences for how much you want it dropped and how far you
want it from your text. Then click OK and your document should
look something like this:
Or, if you would
prefer an even better look, try Microsoft Publisher (which is
included on the second CD in the Office 2000 Professional and
Premium editions). In Publisher, it is done the same way,
but when you go to the Format menu and choose Drop Cap, you can
click on the Custom Drop Cap tab and specify how many letters
you want to include, so you can drop an entire word and it would
look like this:
Remember, when it comes to desktop publishing effects like this,
Publisher has more customizable features than Word.
If you want the
job done well, you must use the right tool. Or, in this
case, the right Office program.
Hang in there!