In this video, learn how to fix widows and orphans using custom tracking.
- [Instructor] Continuing to finesse our text, … we've addressed short line or runts. … We've fixed where we can any h and j violations … and we're now going to fix widows and orphans. … And I'm deliberately doing things in this order. … Firstly, a definition. … A widow is the last line of a paragraph that gets trapped … at the top of a page. … An orphan, is the first line of a paragraph … that gets trapped at the bottom of the page. … Both are to be avoided if possible. … Here I am on pages 14 and 15. … If I turn the page, at the top of page 16, … I have a widowed line. … The last line of a paragraph that occurs … at the top of a page. … Am I worried about this? … I would prefer it not to be there but it's a long line … so the fix is probably going to cause more problems … than it solves. … It is possible that I might, within the same chapter, … be able to find a place that precedes it in the text, … where I can gain a line. … That's not really going to be the case here … except maybe on this paragraph. …
- Setting up an InDesign workspace
- Adjusting the page size and margins
- Placing text
- Applying text styles
- Automating formatting
- Adding footnotes and headers
- Placing images
- Fixing text details
- Creating the front matter
- Creating the cover
- Exporting the final book
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CC: Designing a Magazine Layoutwith Nigel French1h 51m Intermediate
EPUB Accessibility Using InDesignwith Laura Brady2h 41m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Document Setup and Strategy
3. Placing Text
4. Styling the Text
5. Working with Images
6. Finessing Text Composition
7. Creating the Front Matter
8. Creating the Cover
9. Preparing for Print
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