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Unread 03-10-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
Tina
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Word 2007: "Keep with next" and "Widow Lines" features not workin

The "keep with next" and "Widow Lines" features were working fine in my new
Word 2007 until a couple of days ago. Does anyone know of a feature that may
have been activated which would make these features no longer work?
 
Unread 04-10-2007, 09:59 AM   #2
Stefan Blom
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Re: Word 2007: "Keep with next" and "Widow Lines" features not workin

Note that if many successive paragraphs has "Keep with next" enabled, you
will get unexpected results, because sooner or later Word must break the
page.

On the other hand, if only selected paragraphs have the setting, but you
press Enter twice to get spacing between paragraphs, "Keep with next" will
apply to those blank paragraphs, which will also make it look as if "Keep
with next" is not working properly. Use Spacing Before or After (Paragraph
group of the Page Layout ribbon tab) instead of blank paragraphs.

"Widow and orphan control" only works correctly within paragraphs. In other
words, if what is logically a *line* of text ends with a paragraph mark
(because Enter was pressed), it will be treated as a single-line paragraph.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Tina" wrote in message
news:8D0A8B3D-B955-493B-9E36-13891CE5E07E@microsoft.com...
> The "keep with next" and "Widow Lines" features were working fine in my
> new
> Word 2007 until a couple of days ago. Does anyone know of a feature that
> may
> have been activated which would make these features no longer work?






 
Unread 04-10-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
Tina
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Re: Word 2007: "Keep with next" and "Widow Lines" features not wo

I appreciate your input, but you have provided general knowledge below. I
feel there was a setting that got changed which made these features stop
working. I reset defaults and the features are now working again. Thanks
for trying to help.

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> Note that if many successive paragraphs has "Keep with next" enabled, you
> will get unexpected results, because sooner or later Word must break the
> page.
>
> On the other hand, if only selected paragraphs have the setting, but you
> press Enter twice to get spacing between paragraphs, "Keep with next" will
> apply to those blank paragraphs, which will also make it look as if "Keep
> with next" is not working properly. Use Spacing Before or After (Paragraph
> group of the Page Layout ribbon tab) instead of blank paragraphs.
>
> "Widow and orphan control" only works correctly within paragraphs. In other
> words, if what is logically a *line* of text ends with a paragraph mark
> (because Enter was pressed), it will be treated as a single-line paragraph.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "Tina" wrote in message
> news:8D0A8B3D-B955-493B-9E36-13891CE5E07E@microsoft.com...
> > The "keep with next" and "Widow Lines" features were working fine in my
> > new
> > Word 2007 until a couple of days ago. Does anyone know of a feature that
> > may
> > have been activated which would make these features no longer work?

>
>
>
>
>
>

 
Unread 05-10-2007, 06:58 AM   #4
Stefan Blom
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Re: Word 2007: "Keep with next" and "Widow Lines" features not wo

I'm glad you got it sorted.

Note that the "Widow/orphan control" option is usually inherited from the
Normal style in Word, which means that if it was turned off for that style,
many other styles would be affected too. And "Keep with next" is enabled, by
default, for the built-in headings. However, I got the impression that you
did have the settings enabled (for the relevant paragraphs), but that they
still didn't work correctly?

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Tina" wrote in message
news:C3BB939E-6FAF-4980-827C-A7D040137A60@microsoft.com...
>I appreciate your input, but you have provided general knowledge below. I
> feel there was a setting that got changed which made these features stop
> working. I reset defaults and the features are now working again. Thanks
> for trying to help.
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
>> Note that if many successive paragraphs has "Keep with next" enabled, you
>> will get unexpected results, because sooner or later Word must break the
>> page.
>>
>> On the other hand, if only selected paragraphs have the setting, but you
>> press Enter twice to get spacing between paragraphs, "Keep with next"
>> will
>> apply to those blank paragraphs, which will also make it look as if "Keep
>> with next" is not working properly. Use Spacing Before or After
>> (Paragraph
>> group of the Page Layout ribbon tab) instead of blank paragraphs.
>>
>> "Widow and orphan control" only works correctly within paragraphs. In
>> other
>> words, if what is logically a *line* of text ends with a paragraph mark
>> (because Enter was pressed), it will be treated as a single-line
>> paragraph.
>>
>> --
>> Stefan Blom
>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>
>>
>> "Tina" wrote in message
>> news:8D0A8B3D-B955-493B-9E36-13891CE5E07E@microsoft.com...
>> > The "keep with next" and "Widow Lines" features were working fine in my
>> > new
>> > Word 2007 until a couple of days ago. Does anyone know of a feature
>> > that
>> > may
>> > have been activated which would make these features no longer work?

>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>






 
 

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