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Subject: RE: OT: Orphans and Widows (which is which)
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 12:15:58 -0500
There are actually two differing pairs of definitions that I'm aware of. One pair of definitions defines the terms as relating to lines of text (those are the definitions I first learned, and which seem to be the ones that Frame's implementation uses), and one that refers more to words rather than lines. Your recollection seems to combine one from column A and one from column B...
The glossary at http://www.designtalkboard.com/glossary/fonts/typography.php says this: - A widow occurs when the last line of a paragraph from the previous page flows onto the top of the next page. - An orphan occurs when the first line of a new paragraph starts at bottom of a page.
But at http://www.writedesignonline.com/resources/design/rules/type.html you'll find the following: - Don't leave orphans! (a word or short line at the top of a column or page). - Avoid widows! (a single word on a line by itself at the end of a paragraph with no one to love). - Never hyphenate a widow. For that matter, never hyphenate an orphaned widow! (typographic counseling is recommended for individuals with this problem)
My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel Fred Ridder Intel Parsippany, NJ
From: "Rick Quatro" <frameexpert@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <framers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <framers@xxxxxxxxx> Subject: OT: Orphans and Widows (which is which) Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 10:55:01 -0500
I always confuse widows and orphans and don't have a ready-reference to set me straight.
One is a single word on the last line; the other is the last line of a paragraph by itself at the top of a column. Which is which? Thanks in advance.
Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com
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