RE: Orphan headers

Subject: RE: Orphan headers
From: Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- pinnaclewest -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 17:54:53 -0700

I wouldn't call them orphan headers, because, to me, an orphan header is one that appears on the bottom of the page with its associated text appearing on the next phase.

The original reason for the rule has to do with the logic of outlining. If you are outlining a topic and there is only one cut (subtopic) under it, you usually cover that information in the topic itself, rather than the subtopic. It indicates a logic flaw in the outline.

Sometimes rigid templates, such as Requirements or Design templates force a break in the rule. However, for general audiences, I have found that outlining to such basic rules works. BTW, I learned outlining in grade school. I wonder if it is still being taught?

Rose A. Wilcox
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