Conditional Eject or Skip Line

Also known as: Widows and Orphans

(See also: Conditional Eject)

Code Used: [cpN:L]

Keystroke: (None at present)

What does it do?

If fewer than a specified number of lines are available after this code on the page, then begin the text on a new page. However if the text will fit on the page, leave one or more blank line(s).

Where would it be used?

This can be useful in preventing paragraphs from being split in awkward places. For example, you may not wish the first line of a paragraph to be on its own at the foot of a page.

Usage in DBT:

(Let us assume the following is towards the end of a page)

[es~para.]Contact details follow.[ee~para.]


[es~para.]The contact details for Duxbury's Technical support department is: +1-978-692-3000.[ee~para.]

Produces in Braille:

  ,3tact details·foll[4


  ,!·teleph"o numb]·=

,duxbury's ,te*nical support


de"p;t is3- plus            #b


Let us explain!

The cp2 effectively says, "If there are two lines or fewer left on the braille page, continue on a new page. The :1 effectively says, "otherwise skip one line."