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Old 09-12-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
Benwiggy
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Default One word on the last line of the para

I currently work on a magazine with narrow measures on the news pages. Typically, we only get four words to a line.
The paras are justified, and we often get one word on the last line.

1. Is there a typographic term for this word? My editor insists on calling them widows or orphans, depending on time of day, though they are not at the top or bottom of a column.

2. Do they constitute bad practice, typographically? Old school/Brody perspectives equally welcome.
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