If rivers still occur, a light touch of tracking adjustments may fix the problem.
In typographical terminology, widows and orphans are closely related (no pun intended).
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.
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Your customers may not understand what widows and orphans are, but when they read through your content, it's essential that they not be distracted by these errors.
When they can easily digest the content you present to them, the more effective your marketing endeavors will be.
by Nigel French Typography is the foundation of graphic design, and the most effective way to be a better designer is to understand type and use it confidently and creatively.