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Setting Paragraph Effects

The paragraph effects are available when Show Options is chosen in the Paragraph palette menu. One of the paragraph effects is to add space above and below a paragraph 55.gif. For instance, the space between this paragraph and the one following is controlled by adding space below.


To add space between paragraphs:

  1. Select the paragraphs that you want to add space above or below.
  2. Use the Space Before field controls to add space before the paragraphs 56.gif.


  3. Use the Space After field controls to add space after the paragraphs 56.gif.

Drop caps increase the size of the first character or characters and positions them so that they drop down into the rest of the paragraph 57.gif. The opening page for each chapter of this book contains a paragraph that has a drop cap applied.


To create drop caps:

  1. Select the paragraph you want to set with a drop cap.
  2. Use the Drop Cap Number of Lines field to set the number of lines that the letter should occupy 58.gif.


  3. Use the Drop Cap Number of Characters field to set how many characters of the text should have the drop cap applied 58.gif.

You can also control if the text within a paragraph should be hyphenated 59.gif.


To turn on hyphenation:

  1. Select the paragraphs you want to set the hyphenation for.
  2. To turn on hyphenation, click the Hyphenate checkbox in the Paragraph palette 60.gif. Depending on what words are hyphenated, the text may reflow. (See Chapter 15, “Typography Controls,” for information on controlling the number of hyphens in a paragraph.)


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