TIP: Using Microsoft Word with EasyConverter
(Applies to: EasyConverter)
Applying page breaks
With some digital talking book (DTB) players it is possible to navigate the book by pages as well as navigating by headings.
When creating a DTB within Microsoft Word, Dolphin EasyConverter will use Microsoft Word's page numbering as defined for the current document. This can be seen on the status bar when in Print Layout view.
When a page is filled with text or graphics, Microsoft Word inserts an automatic (soft) page break. You can also force a page break at a specific location by inserting a manual (hard) page break.
If you work on documents of more than several pages in length, and you insert manual page breaks, you might have to frequently rebreak pages as you edit the document. Instead, you might want to set pagination options to control where Microsoft Word positions automatic page breaks.
Inserting a page break
To insert a manual page break simply open the Insert menu, select "Break" and then select "Page break" from the available options. This can also be done by pressing Ctrl+Enter.
A more structured approach is to adjust Microsoft Word's pagination settings so that page breaks occur automatically as required. This ensures a more consistent layout to the document.
To view and adjust Microsoft Word's pagination options, select the paragraph(s) to adjust, open the Format menu and select Paragraph. In the Paragraph dialog open the "Lines and page breaks" property sheet.
- Widow/orphan control
A widow is the last line of a paragraph printed by itself at the top of a page. An orphan is the first line of a paragraph printed by itself at the bottom of a page. Selecting this option (which is on by default) ensures a page break will not result in a widow or orphan appearing in the document.
- Keep with next.
Selecting this check box will mean your selected paragraphs cannot be separated by a page break.
- Keep lines together.
Selecting this check box will mean your selected lines in a paragraph cannot be separated by a page break.
- Page break before.
Selecting this check box will mean your selected paragraph will always have a page break inserted before it.
Prevent a table being split over two pages
As with paragraphs, it is also possible to prevent rows within a table being split over two pages.
To do this position the focus on the row or rows that are not to be separated, open the Table menu and select Table Properties. Select the Row tab and unselect the Allow row to break across pages check box.