widow/orphan control

widow/orphan control

Post by c3RpbX » Sun, 15 May 2005 04:30:02


How do I keep this control turned off instead of having to turn it off with
each new Word document?
 
 
 

widow/orphan control

Post by Julie » Sun, 15 May 2005 12:44:49

Hi

this newsgroup is dedicated to the MS product - Project, you would be better
off asking Word questions in a word group such as
microsoft.public.word.newusers

however, to answer your question:
this option is linked to styles - if you use styles in your word documents
you can edit the styles (under the format / paragraph options) and then tick
the box where it says "ADD TO TEMPLATE" .. however, if you do not use
"styles" actively, then, by default all the work you do is using the style
called normal.

To edit the normal style
-- ver 2000 and lower
choose format / style from the menu, choose normal on the left hand
side, click on modify
choose format / paragraph / go to the indents and page break tab, make
your changes, click ok
tick the add to template box and click OK

-- ver 2002 and above
choose format / style & formatting from the menu
in the styles & formatting task pane, find normal, click on it, move
your cursor over to the right hand side of the task pane and click on the
drop down arrow, choose modify
choose format / paragraph / go to the indents and page break tab, make
your changes, click ok
tick the add to template box and click OK

NOW, if when you close Word you are asked in you want to save changes made
to the global template you will need to answer YES to have these settings
changed for all future documents.

--
Cheers
JulieD
check out www.hcts.net.au/tipsandtricks.htm
...well i'm working on it anyway

 
 
 

widow/orphan control

Post by Steve Hous » Mon, 16 May 2005 23:35:26

Why would you want to???? If you follow a conventional business or academic
document style and double space between paragraphs, those single words or
phrases you can get appearing to hang in the top or bottom margins when a
page break hits just after the first line of a new paragraph or just before
the last couple of words in the last paragraph at the bottom of a page are
incredibly ugly looking and amateurish. Having widow/orphan control turned
on instructs Word to fix it if they're about to occur. Frankly I can't
imagine any document where you'd actually want to see widows and orphans
forming.
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Steve House [MVP]
MS Project Trainer & Consultant
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