Widow/orphan control not working

Widow/orphan control not working

Post by MDaviso » Sat, 19 Jun 2004 06:10:31


I have a document in Word 2K (Win 2K network) in which the paragraphs DO
have the Widow/Orphan control turned on and in some cases also Keep
together, but its not working. There are still orphan lines appearing at the
top of next pages. Its making the user crazy. Has anyone seen this? What can
be done to fix it?

-Monica
Dallas
 
 
 

Widow/orphan control not working

Post by Suzanne S. » Sat, 19 Jun 2004 07:37:03

I've seen this general type of problem in damaged documents. See
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
the paragraphs in question are not also set to "Keep with next," which can
cause problems when applied to too many paragraphs in succession. Also note
that those controls do not apply in tables once you've allowed the rows to
break.



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Widow/orphan control not working

Post by Stefan Blo » Tue, 22 Jun 2004 19:16:32

In addition to Suzannes's suggestions, also make sure that the
misbehaving lines aren't in fact single-line paragraphs, each of which
is followed by a paragraph mark (inserted each time you press ENTER).
If they are, widow/orphan control won't work. In order to see
paragraph marks (, press the button on the Standard toolbar. For
more about nonprinting characters, please see:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

--
Stefan Blom




paragraphs DO> > have the Widow/Orphan control turned on and in some cases also Keep> > together, but its not working. There are still orphan lines
appearing at the> > top of next pages. Its making the user crazy. Has anyone seen this?
What can> > be done to fix it?> >> > -Monica> > Dallas> >> >
 
 
 

Widow/orphan control not working

Post by TG9vYnlMb3 » Thu, 02 Dec 2004 06:36:15

Although we have the widow/orphan option is checked - single lines are still
appearing at the top and bottom of pages.

Normal has been formatted to 1.5 spacing with 10 after - might this affect it?
 
 
 

Widow/orphan control not working

Post by Suzanne S. » Thu, 02 Dec 2004 13:31:44

I doubt that the line spacing is the issue here (though I would be wary of
the trickle-down effects of formatting Normal in this way; see
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ). You might
check these possibilities:

1. Display nonprinting characters and make sure that the single lines are
not freestanding paragraphs. Where a line end and sentence/paragraph end
coincide, this may not be obvious.

2. Make sure that the paragraphs are not formatted as "Keep with next,"
which (if too many paragraphs have this formatting) can cause problems.

3. Make sure these lines are not in a table, where "Keep lines together" and
"Widow/orphan control" have no effect if you have allowed the row to break
across pages.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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