You can set text flow options to avoid leaving just a few lines at the top or bottom of a column of flowed text. The term "widow" describes the first line of a paragraph that appears at the bottom of a column, and "orphan" refers to the last line of a paragraph that appears at the top of a column. Canvas X Draw can prevent widows and orphans in a text flow by moving the page or column break higher and sending lines to the next page or column. In addition, you can specify that all lines in a paragraph stay together, or that certain pairs of paragraphs always remain together in the same column.
To modify a column break in a particular paragraph, keep all lines in a paragraph together, or keep two paragraphs together, you should change the text flow settings for the specific paragraph only. In most cases, you won’t want these settings to apply to every column break.
Although you can specify widow and orphan settings for individual paragraphs, you should apply these settings to entire objects. This way, as you edit and move paragraphs, the location of the column break can change without causing widows and orphans.
Open the Type palette and click the Spacing tab. Configure the widows and orphans settings.
Use the Paragraph area of the Spacing tab to configure widows and orphans protection properties. If a ü appears in a checkbox, that feature is active.
Click Apply to implement the text flow settings.
Turn on to activate widow protection.
Specify the minimum number of lines that can appear in the last paragraph of a column.
Turn on to activate orphan protection.
Specify the minimum number of lines that can appear at the top of a column in a linked flow.
To prevent Canvas X Draw from inserting a column break in a paragraph, turn on this option. This prevents widows and orphans, but might leave a lot of blank space at the bottom of a column.
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To prevent two paragraphs from being separated by a column break, turn on this option. This option is useful for keeping a one-line paragraph, such as a heading, together with its section.