How to Add Drop Cap Using Online Pictures in Word

If you want even more flair with your Microsoft Word drop cap letters, why not take advantage of the Microsoft online images.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 3, 2022

If you want even more flair with your Microsoft Word drop cap letters, why not take advantage of the Microsoft online images. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for devices using Microsoft Word

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First, open Word and click where you want a drop cap letter to appear and navigate to

Insert | Pictures | Online Pictures

Next, you will see the Online Pictures box. Search for the letter you want to use (e.g. type “R” into the Search for box and hit Enter). Simply select your image and click Insert. Refer to the below image:

Drop Cap 1
The letter “R” Drop Caps

The letter may appear very large or very small within your document, so resize it if necessary.

Now, right-click the image of your letter to format it. For example, Crop the image slightly, setting Wrap Text to ‘tight’ or ‘square’. See the below image:

Drop Cap 2
Selecting omg options for the Drop Cap

Next, you will see your drop cap in your Word document. See the following image:

Drop Cap 3
Your finished Drop Cap

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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