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Old 05-11-2024, 05:53 AM   #1
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Is there a widow/orphan control?

Hi, I've been using Calibre for ages to convert song lyrics to e-reader format to use on stage. I made a simple-ish lyric sorter in php which outputs a lyric list in HTML, which I then convert to ePub for my devices.

This works great, except that I'd like to have some sort of widow/orphan control so that verses of a song stay together before or after a page break. It's hard enough remembering the chords at the best of times without having to turn the page mid-verse. Is this something which already exists or is it a feature request?

Yes I could just memorise all the words but no I can't.

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Old 05-11-2024, 08:23 AM   #2
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set CSS widows and orphans to number of lines in a verse and only use <br/> for line ends in a verse.

Maybe there is a better way, but that will work
You can have inline css at the start of an HTML file.
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Old 05-11-2024, 12:36 PM   #3
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and remember 0 is invalid for either.
(I can't count how many CSS I have seen with 0 )

1 is when you don't want a limit (Allow a single line)
2 or more when you want a group (AND IT WILL FIT the view)
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You could also use page-break-inside:avoid (or the newer break-inside:avoid) for each verse.
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Thank you very much, I shall give these a try and report back.
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Hey hi, you should adjust CSS like orphans:2;, widows:2; for <p> or <div> elements to check song verses stay together before page breaks in ePub files.
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