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My title had only one word on the second line and it looked weird so I fixed it by adding \\ in the appropriate place. Now on the odd-numbered pages where the title is at the top, it has a really long space where the newline is. How do I keep the title the way it is on the title page but change it on subsequent pages?

\title{this title had one lonely word \\but I fixed it with newline}
\section{content goes here}
\section{but now I have a problem on odd-numbered pages}
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

This ought to work:

\title[this title had one lonely word but I fixed it with newline]
      {this title had one lonely word \\but I fixed it with newline}
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