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orphans property

Sets or retrieves the minimum number of lines of a paragraph that must appear at the bottom of a page.

CSS 2.1, Section 13.3Internet Explorer 8

 

Syntax

orphans: integer

Property values

integer

A String that specifies or receives the minimum number of lines to print at the bottom of a page.

CSS information

Applies ToAll elements
Mediavisual
Inheritedno
Initial Value0

Standards information

Remarks

This property applies when the document is printed. If there are fewer lines than necessary to satisfy this rule, the lines are moved to the following page. The widows attribute takes precedence over the orphans attribute.

This property requires Windows Internet Explorer to be in IE8 Standards mode rendering.

Examples

The following style rule ensures that at least three lines of a paragraph appear at the bottom and top of each printed page.


<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />
<style type="text/css">
@media print {
    p {
        widows:3;
        orphans:3;
    }
}
</style>

See also

CSSStyleDeclaration
currentStyle
runtimeStyle
style
widows

 

 

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