# automatically to apply \enlargethispage{\baselineskip} when single-word-widow occurs

Sometimes I encounter this single word widows instance very often, please find the right hand page, topline `scoundrel`. My design strategy is to leave enough white space at the bottom margin, so when it does happen, the code `\enlargethispage{\baselineskip}` will apply to the left hand page to enable the `scoundrel` slot back to place.

Of course, controversially, one can apply it manually through out all the instances, I wondered if there is an automatic way of doing this?

I am using the document class of—Book "COMA-SCRIPT"

ps. I also applied `\pretolerance=5000` `\tolerance=1000` in the Preamble, not sure what they do, was told it can prevent instances of widows and orphans...

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``````\widowpenalty=10000
Diagrams shouldn't normally show up as widows (normally they would be distinct paragraphs (unlless yo go `text text \\ \includegraphics{...}`) tex does line and page breaking at different times so detecting a one word widow is hard –  David Carlisle Jan 30 '13 at 16:40