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This isn't quite the same, I don't want the capital to go down into the
other lines (a drop cap) I want it to have the same baseline as the rest of
the text like this (if you're viewing this in html mode):

The first letter is bigger than the rest...
This is the second line...

However, if I try to do this in libreoffice with register true turned on,
it is doing this:

The first letter is bigger than the rest...
[this gap appears]
This is the second line...

Interestingly using drop caps doesn't work quite right either with register
true turned on. It makes a two line drop cap too tall (that is to say, it
goes down two lines, like it should, but also up a line).

On 2 August 2012 15:21, Dan <> wrote:

rob wood wrote:

Thanks, spent all morning trying to get that to work :)

The only problem I have left is that where I have set the very first
character of the very first paragraph to be 50% bigger than everything
else, with register true turned on, this causes an extra blank line to be
added beneath the first line. This enlarged letter has been done with a
character style. Any ideas on how this can be fixed (other than removing
the big capital or turning off register true)?

     This is known as a Drop cap.
     As a style, create a new paragraph style that is linked with the
paragraph style you are presently using. Use the DropCap tab (page) of the
new paragraph style to set the characteristics you want.


On 2 August 2012 14:40, Dan <> wrote:

 Regina Henschel wrote:

 Hi Rob,

rob wood schrieb:


Firstly, thanks for all the replies about my blank page question. That
all working nicely, however, I am now stuck trying to get writer to
a blank line before a paragraph. It is important it is *exactly* a line
otherwise the baseline of the text on the opposite page won't line up.

Aligning baselines are not done by inserting a line, but by using the
feature "Register

Kind regards

       This is a very nice thing to know. I did not know it was possible.

       Using the Page style to select this feature:
1) Right click the page style being used.
2) Select Modify.
3) Click the Page tab.
4) "Register true" has a check box (tick box?) which is third down in the
Layout section.


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