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Apply drop caps to the first word in a paragraph?


Question

Simple question: Within paragraph styles, is there a way to tell inDesign to create drop caps not using a set amount of characters at the beginning of a paragraph, but instead using the first word of the paragraph, regardless of how long it is?

(Except setting the drop caps individually for each paragraph!)

2014/09/28
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9/28/2014 6:39:00 PM

First create a Window > Styles > Character Style that defines how you want the drop caps to look. Name it whatever you want.
Character Style
Then create a Window > Styles > Paragraph Style. In the Drop Caps and Nested Styles section, click New Nested Style, and then set the style pull down to the Character Style you created earlier, and (should be the default) make sure it says through 1 and Words for the remaining pull downs.
Drop Caps and Nested Styles

2014/09/28
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9/28/2014 8:48:00 PM