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Microsoft KB Archive/107660

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Article ID: 107660

Article Last Modified on 8/15/2005


  • Microsoft Creative Writer 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Creative Writer 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Creative Writer 1.1a
  • Microsoft Creative Writer 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Creative Writer 1.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Creative Writer 1.1 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Creative Writer 1.1a for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q107660


In the Creative Writer Writing Studio, drop caps are not indented if you have indented the rest of the paragraph. If you indent all lines of a paragraph, the drop cap will hang out on the left, as if you had chosen a hanging indent.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Creative Writer version 1.0, 1.1 and 1.1a. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


To make the drop cap align with the rest of the paragraph, choose either "Indent no lines" or "Indent only the first line" as your indentation style. If you choose either "Indent all but the first line" or "Indent all lines," the drop cap will hang outside of the upper left corner of the paragraph.

NOTE: Unlike drop caps, pop caps and bullets are indented correctly regardless of the indentation style you choose.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. In the Writing Studio, type a paragraph of text.
  2. Click on the bank switcher (the red-handled lever). A new array of options appears.
  3. Click on the indents tool (it's just to the left of the paint can, and depicts a paragraph with an arrow on the first line).
  4. Choose the "Indent all lines" indentation style and click on your paragraph to apply the formatting.
  5. Click on the paragraph styles tool (a picture of a paragraph with a giant letter "B") and choose Drop Caps.

The drop cap hangs off the left side of the paragraph, instead of being indented as one would expect.

Note: In Creative Writer 2, you cannot add both Indent First Line Only and Drop Caps styles to the same paragraph, so this is not an issue.

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Keywords: KB107660