text orphans and dreamweaver

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higginsbl

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Is it true that you cannot control orphans in Dreamweaver (ie: making sure that the last word in a sentence doesn't end up on a line of its own)?

Is it true that this "view" is a function of the browser and not of Dreamweaver (or any other web page software)?

If this is NOT true, how do you control this?

Thanks for any help!
 
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this has to be a control of the browser you look in and how big you have the screen...I guess you could dimension your table absolutely and then just make sure you don't have any orphan lines, but then you lose the flexibility of adjustable pages.
 
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A more messy way to prevent text from splitting up over lines, without making your tables absolute, would be to make a gif image, 1 pixel tall by x pixels wide. x = length of sentance. Insert the image and do a <br> after it. If you make the image the same colour as the background (or even better, transparent), the user couldn't really tell.

I've had to use this method sometimes but it's messy.

Another take on this is to have an image 1x1 pixels. Then, in the image html attributes, make the length or height whatever you need.

Cheers

Gareth
 

higginsbl

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Thanks for the suggestions -- I figured something like that was the only hope.

It helps to have confirmation.
 
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