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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Orphan Control Ideas

Try putting this in jadetex.cfg:

\raggedbottom \topskip 1\topskip plus \normalbaselineskip

This line made it unnecessary for me to do any manual orphan or widow control. It does this by allowing one line of flexibility in the page length.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aaron Weber <aaron@ximian.com>
Date:  23 May 2003 14:34:00 -0400

>Does anybody have any orphan control tips? I'm going for PDF/Print
>output, so I'm still using DSSSL stylesheets, which combined with my
>less-than-amazing programming ability has left me with the option of
>rewriting paragraphs to be slightly longer or shorter so that they break
>I'm looking to move to XSL as soon as possible, which may be in the next
>couple of months. Or may not. I'm not entirely sure how the XSL:FO -->
>PDF transition is at this point-- mostly I've had poor luck trying to
>assemble the various bits of java or other code required to perform the
>Is there some Orphan-control="yes" variable I'm missing? Or minimum
>lines per page, minimum words per line?
>Aaron Weber

Kevin M. Dunn
Professor of Chemistry
Hampden-Sydney College

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