To control widows and orphans in your documents, follow these steps: Word Tips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. For Bobby 29Feb2016Why don't you read the "Please Note" box at the beginning of the tip which clearly points you to tips for later versions of Word! Mackin" and replaced them with "Mrs.^s Mackin" (that "^s" is what you use in the Find & Replace menu to designate a nonbreaking space.
These terms refer to one (and sometimes two) lines of a paragraph left by itself on a page.
A widow is the last line of a paragraph left by itself at the top of a page; an orphan is the first line of a paragraph left by itself at the bottom of a page.
You will want to avoid both widows and orphans in your documents, as they break up the flow of the text and tend to distract the reader.
Word allows you to automatically control single-line widows and orphans in your documents.
Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.
If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you.
For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Controlling Widows and Orphans.
In typographical terminology, widows and orphans are closely related (no pun intended).
It should place the first 3 lines of the paragraph below the heading. I'm not sure if there's another way to fix this when dealing with a list.
The list has a blank line between each of the numbers as well (which is the way I want it to funtion). I have Word 2013 and I see that I'm not the only one having trouble. My theory is that the Microsoft boffins who create Word (and then change it unnecessarily) do not actually use the program day in day out to create documents.
Can't you do a business version for people like me (a novelist)? I have an existing 69 page document with a double linefeed to begin a new paragraph.