How to Use a Drop Cap in Microsoft Word
A drop cap is an especially large letter, usually at the beginning of a paragraph. The letter drops from the top of its own line down several lines below. Drop caps are usually used for just the first letter in a book, chapter or article. You can insert a drop cap in a Microsoft Word 97 or 2000 (for PC) or 98 (for Macintosh) document to add style and pizzazz to your page.
Things You'll Need
- Microsoft Word
Select the letter you want to convert to a drop cap.
Go to the Format menu and select Drop Cap.
Select one of the three positions in the Drop Cap window.
Select a Font from the scroll-down menu.
Enter the number of lines you want the drop cap to drop down.
Select the distance between the drop cap and the rest of the text in inches.