widows and orphans

Subject: widows and orphans
From: Thom Remington <remingtf -at- ENGG-MAIL -dot- LVS -dot- DUPONT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 15:29:16 -0400

As I understand it, widows and orphans are single lines of text stranded
across page breaks. They have nothing to do with final lines of paragraphs
with single words.

I can never remember if a single line at the end of the page is an orphan
and the single line at the top of a page is the widow or vice-versa, but I'm
virtually certain that both involve page breaks.

Thom Remington
DuPont External Affairs Information Design and Development
Untrained but very active musician (singer, tubist, and guitarist)

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