Those of you who have been desktop publishing for a while will know what Widow/Orphan control is.
For those that don’t… imagine that you are writing a paragraph, and the last line of the paragraph doesn’t quite fit on one page, so it jumps to the next page. That would look pretty silly right?
Well Widow/Orphan control is the way that Word makes sure that the exact situation described above does not happen. By default Widow/Orphan control in Word 2007 will be turned on, but like everything in Word, you can toggle it to meet your needs.
To toggle Widow/Orphan control in Word 2007:
1) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab of the ribbon
2) Look for the “Paragraph” group
3) Click on the little square and arrow icon in the bottom right hand border of the “Paragraph” group
4) Click on the “Line and Page Breaks” tab of the box that appears
5) In the “Pagination” group, uncheck (or check) the “Widow/Orphan control” checkbox
‘till next time!
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