The System: Dell Precision 490 WorkStation, WinXP SP2, 2G mem, Dual 20-in Monitors, FM-7.2-w/upgrades, 2 80G SATA drives.
Project: 600pp SGML Catalog w/2-indicies. Issue: After 10+ years of production, customer wishes to no longer need to mark proofs for *widowed widows*. Widows are currently satisfactorily controlled with the Format> Paragraph> Pagination >Widow/Orphan Lines quantity. The "Widowed Widow" is the last 2 lines of a paragraph in which the widowed/last "line" contains only, a single word. How can I control this occurance in FM. Using VisualBasic, I can/have searched the SGML data file for the end of an Element "</". Loop backwards to the "last" word-space preceeding the "</" and replace this "found" space with the character entity as defined in the ISOnum file. What results is text of "\x11" which is exactly what the 7.2 Quick Reference p3.4 says to use in Standard Character Set Input. Page 1.12 - Finding and Changing Special Characters says . . . to find NoBreakSpace . . . type \[space]. Is there something missing in my "SGML/Open" process or, is this a bug Should I just Search for the text \x11 and replace each occurrence with \[space] or Esc[space]h or Cntrl[space]. All character entities that DO have glyphs, function quite well! best to all, dick doll 317.539.4857 sgmlindy at tds.net