I use widow/orphan options and keep with next/previous on various tags to come up with relatively bulletproof page breaks. Only when that fails do I consider any of the options discussed. In my experience, when I can't globally control the page breaks through para tag options in my template, the Page Layout override "cheat" works great.
As many of my projects go into the 1,000 page range, I preach the 95% perfect rule... I'd rather have a controllable document with 95% of my desired formatting than have an uncontrollable document (in terms of extra tags & manual housekeeping) that gives me 100% perfect formatting. If you spend the time keeping your template simple & controllable, manual page breaks and extra tags can be minimized if not eliminated. -Matt Sullivan GRAFIX Training, Inc. An Adobe Authorized Training Center www.grafixtraining.com 888 882-2819 -----Original Message----- From: Stuart Rogers [mailto:srog...@phoenix-geophysics.com] Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 7:37 AM To: Matt Sullivan Cc: 'Framers List' Subject: Re: Page break paragraph style Matt Sullivan wrote: > > I suggest a third option to students: > 3) Create a Master Page override by Control-Clicking on the text frame > & adjusting the height of the page. Not only is this Paragraph Tag > independent, but when you re-import your template after formatting > revisions, you can remove all "manual page breaks" (the Page Layout > overrides) without worrying about bad breaks from the use of either > Pagination or Space Below paras. This technique also allows for an extra > line on the page if needed, something the first 2 do not. Interesting alternative, but I don't think that would work in a multi-column layout, when you want to bump a heading over to the next column on the same page? Or do you have a method that works for that situation, too? thx, -- Stuart Rogers Technical Communicator Phoenix Geophysics Limited Toronto, ON, Canada +1 (416) 491-7340 x 325 srogers phoenix-geophysics com "It is not enough that I succeed. Others must fail." -- Oscar Wilde