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Offline George Hamilton
16 Nov 2015, 08:53 AM | Post: #1

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Word help needed - thanks!

Hello,
I am trying to do something similar to drop capitals in Word, but need it to occur at the end of a title. Basically I have 2 lines for the title (series title and book #1 title), the last letter on line 1 will be Y, but I want to make that bigger than the other letters and extend down so that it also forms the last letter of the word on line 2. I've done lots of searching but can't find any instructions of how to do it. Has anyone any ideas? 
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Offline JMac Reading
16 Nov 2015, 09:03 AM | Post: #2

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RE: Word help needed - thanks!

Sorry, George, but this is way beyond my skills!
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16 Nov 2015, 09:23 AM | Post: #3

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RE: Word help needed - thanks!

The only way I can think of to so this is to have the letter Y in a different font to the others, one that is elongated, and set the font size to be larger. You can experiment with different fonts in Word and see if any are suitable. Sounds like it'll be tricky though!
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16 Nov 2015, 09:40 AM | Post: #4

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RE: Word help needed - thanks!

If you only have one line you can make the 'Y' a subscript with a very large font size. I'm not quite sure how you make it straddle two lines.
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Offline Ken Magee Reading Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
16 Nov 2015, 12:46 PM | Post: #5

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RE: Word help needed - thanks!

I think you'd have to turn the Y into a Jpeg and then insert it as an image.
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Is this for your book cover, George? Pondering If it is I think I might be able to do it for you, if you're not in a hurry.
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16 Nov 2015, 01:10 PM | Post: #7

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Is it for a Kindle book or paperback?

With its reflowable text, an eBook would probably destroy the alignment of an image next to text. It would be better to use a jpeg for the whole title.
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Offline George Hamilton
16 Nov 2015, 01:48 PM | Post: #8

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RE: Word help needed - thanks!

(16 Nov 2015 01:10 PM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  Is it for a Kindle book or paperback?

With its reflowable text, an eBook would probably destroy the alignment of an image next to text. It would be better to use a jpeg for the whole title.
It's for the title of the book, both the cover and the title page. The cover I should be able to handle with Scribus. But not sure how to do the title page with word. I may have to do the entire title page in Scribus and insert the whole page as a jpeg. 

Thanks for the offers of help. I'll have a go first and then come back if necessary.
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16 Nov 2015, 02:35 PM | Post: #9

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Thanks for giving me the necessary information
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