Thursday, 30 May 2013

Drop Cap in Word 2010 doesn't Work

This post will teach you how to correct the error where drop cap in Word 2010 doesn't work. For some strange reason you may find that you are completely unable to make a letter at the beginning of a paragraph drop cap. This may be despite the fact that you have been editing a document and everything has been moving along smoothly. In most cases, its quite a simple problem with a fast remedy as outlined below.




This is how your document probably looks when you try to drop cap


Step 1 - In your 'paragraph' ribbon, click on the icon that show/hides hidden symbols and paragraph formatting as shown below. 




Step 2 - Delete the little "arrow" as shown above so that your document now looks like the document below.






Step 3 - Voila! that's it. Highlight the first letter in your paragraph and you will notice the drop cap option is now available in your 'text' ribbon within the 'insert' tab as shown below. 






Its as simple as that ... glad to help.

4 comments:

  1. I can't thank you enough for this post. I pulled my hair out trying to figure out how to get the drop cap to work in a document. Thank you so much!

    Janine Gregor
    Virtual Assistant
    www.YourVirtualWizard.com

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  2. your method seems to not work for me when using text boxes

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  3. your method seems to not work for me when using text boxes

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