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?