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Old Bruce

Drop Cap broken with Centre and Right alignment

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I am not certain if I have ever used a Drop Cap with wnything other than Left aligned (Ragged Right) or Left Justified. But this behaviour of sticking the Cap out on the Left side of the Text Frame just can not be correct. Align Left Edge on/off makes no difference. 

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The way it is supposed to be

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Wrong

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Wronger or Wrongest.


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Yes, that looks pretty wrong (Indesign seems to do it the same way), though I cannot remember at the moment to have seen drop caps with centered or right aligned text. Hmm. :35_thinking:

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In my opinion the third paragraph is acceptable in all three cases. It would look nicer if the paragraph was somewhat longer.

Would you ever use a drop cap on paragraphs with fewer lines than the drop cap is high? That seems like bad design indeed... :/

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HI old bruce

I can think of any instances i have seen whee the drop cap os not aligned to the left. I will keep a look out for other mentioning this in case there is a use case for it but atm the moment I think we're fine having this behaviour


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