Jump line

There are instances in print media where the article is not able to be printed completely on a single page. In this case, the remaining story would be printing on another page where space is permitted and a jump line would be added at the bottom of the first part of the text. Jump lines help direct readers to where they can continue reading certain articles and how to find them quickly and efficiently. They contain not only the page numbers, but the locations on the page as well for easy accessibility.

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