what happens when the widow/orphan control is selected?

what happens when the widow/orphan control is selected?

Post by U2hhcnogUn » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 13:03:00


Hay there, I'm just asking what happens when the widow/orphan control under
pagination is selected?
I selected it and it seemed to make no noticeable changes to my paragraphs?
 
 
 

what happens when the widow/orphan control is selected?

Post by Shauna Kel » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 13:11:45

Hi

If Widow/orphan protection is on for a paragraph, then Word will prevent a
page break occurring immediately after the first line, or immediately before
the last line, of that paragraph.

Hope this helps.

Shauna Kelly. Microsoft MVP.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

what happens when the widow/orphan control is selected?

Post by Greg Maxe » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 13:14:49

Sharz,

From the Word2007 help file (not sure what earlier versions have to say):


A professional-looking document never ends a page with just one line of a
new paragraph or begins a page with only the last line of a paragraph from
the previous page. The last line of a paragraph by itself at the top of a
page is known as a widow. The first line of a paragraph by itself at the
bottom of a page is known as an orphan.

1.. Select the paragraphs in which you want to prevent widows and orphans.
2.. On the Page Layout tab, click the Paragraph Dialog Box Launcher, and
then click the Line and Page Breaks tab.
3.. Select the Widow/Orphan control check box.
Note This option is turned on by default.



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Greg Maxey/Word MVP
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