Q. Does CMOS have recommendations for how to divide a mailing address in running text? For example, “You can visit the artist’s childhood home at 123 Central Avenue.” Is it permissible to end with “123” on one line and begin the next with “Central Avenue”? Or should “123” be moved down to the next line?
Q. I’m editing a book on cross-examination. The word cross-examination occurs hundreds of times and is causing headaches for the compositor in terms of word division at the ends of lines. Can cross-examination be divided as cross-exami- or any other way? Also, is a compositor expected to know the fine points of word division? In the production chain, who normally catches word-division problems?
Q. I have read through your section on word division (in chapter 7 of CMOS), but still have a lingering question. Is it acceptable to split a word between pages? I always thought that it was not.
Q. If I cannot avoid splitting the word biology at the end of a line, do I really split it between syllables as all the online dictionaries suggest, biol-ogy, and not according to its etymology, bio-logy?
Q. Is it acceptable to divide the name of a state or city at the end of a line, as in a column of a three-column page, when not dividing the name would leave a lot of white on the line?
Q. On the galley proofs of my book, the computer divided the name Josephine Bellver as “Josephine Bel-lver” at the end of a line. It seems to me it should be “Josephine Bell-ver”, if it must be divided at all. What is your opinion?