Sometimes, word processors screw up hyphenation by hyphenating a series of consecutive lines. This just happened to me in a spectacular way:
What's most annoying in the above case is that the text column was quite wide (full page width, 11 point type), so avoiding some of these breaks by stretching some inter-word spaces would not have been a problem. (The culprit, if you want to know, is Apple’s Page software.)
I have two questions: does this phenomenon have a name (it's sort of like a river, but with hyphens)? Does common word processing (Word, Page) software have options to avoid it?