>What's the English word for when the last line of a paragraph continues in
>the next column or on the next page? And what is the name for when the first
>line of a paragraph is alone at the bottom of a page/column?
>I've heard "widow" and "orphan", if this is correct, which is which?
>By the way, is it accepted to have the first line of a paragraph at the end
>of a page/column? It is here in Sweden...
Yes, IT IS Widows and Orphan's, which is which , I always forget, so if I
remember correctly, according to the"Pocket Pal" widow is the last word or
two in a line by itself ending a paragraph. or starting a page. Orphans
are one or two lines carried up to the next column or page. Today they are
used rather interchangably it seems.
Regarding the second part; generally one would try not too. For example
good book design, is not just visual balance and design, but also how easy
it is for the reader's eyes to flow through the text (unless you are doig
something like "Ray Gun" magazine), yet there can always be exceptions.
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