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Is there an option or style where I can make a selection and on its first letter, have that be set at a larger font size, and possibly another color?

Say I have a selection of text all set to 11 point in black, but I would like the first letter to be at 14 point in red.

To give an idea, I would like a result like this:

example

How would I do this?

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It would be nice if you accepted the (best) answer given to your question. –  poplitea Nov 30 '12 at 10:53
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What you're looking for is a Drop Cap.

An article on how to do it can be found here:

On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Drop Cap, and then click Dropped or In margin. Hold the mouse pointer over your choice to see a preview in your document.

There are options you can apply to change the font etc.

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Thank you for the actual name, I had it on the tip of my tongue, and couldn't find it for the last 20 minutes. –  Gnoupi Mar 25 '10 at 9:09
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It's not a style and not work on a Textbox. I'd like a result like this bit.ly/ddSfNL the "Summary" with first letter in red but also in Textbox –  Kris-I Mar 25 '10 at 13:22
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