Is this what you mean?
You would need to indent your text, and then have the first line indent set te be negative. I used a 1p6 Indent for the paragraph, and a -1p6 indent for the first line.
You could make a paragraph style that is based off your body text style, and then make the above changes. The only problem is that you would have to indent all of your text. Just keep in mind that text must stay inside of the bounds of a text box.
You can also add a hair-space after the drop-cap A, and then add a lot
of negative kerning between the hair space and the second letter of the
word (around - 800). But that would need to be done manually, I think.
Or with a script or something.
Hi Ariel- I like your idea, but whenever I try to adjust kerning between that first space and the 2nd letter of the word, it affects both lines, not just the first one. I may have to go with Alec's idea... Thanks to both of you!
Sounds like you might be dropping both the A and the space. Drop only one character (or add two spaces if you want to mve the second line away from the base of the A, too), then kern the second letter back past the space rather than trying to kern between the A and the space.
It shouldn't affect both lines. Doesn't for me. Only the first line.
The first line has:
If you adjust the kerning between hairSpace and secondLetter, only the
first line is affected. That's the point of adding the hair space
(Type>Insert White Space>Hair Space)
If you do not add the hair space, and just go ahead and add negative
kerning between the Drop Cap and Second Letter, then indeed both lines
What Peter said...
Except that if you do want extra space between the foot of the A and the
second line, I would rather add positive kerning to the drop-cap A than
add two consecutive spaces.
Got it! Thank you so much! I feel pretty skilled with ID, but I never used a hairspace before. I always kerned a regular space, but this is great thanks again Ariel - this is one of those things that took me way too long to investigate.