{widows-orphans} is about dealing with (typographic) widows (isolated lines created when paragraphs end on the first line of a page) and orphans (created when paragraphs start on the last line of a page). If you use this tag, add the more general {page-breaking} tag.

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Bad typesetting with sig-alternate - teared headings, widows, orphans and unbalanced columns

This question is related to another one that describes only a part of the problem (sig-alternate class, and twocolumn unbalanced bottom alignment problem). I feel there must be better solution. I'm ...
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Equation at page break forces widow line from previous paragraph

I have a two-column document, and I'm having some weird behavior at an automatic page break. I have some text followed by some equations like this: So that abutting triangles do not double-paint ...
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Can \sloppybottom be turned off mid-document?

For a long document I am experimenting with \sloppybottom of the memoir-class to avoid orphans. Generally it works quite well, but as a side effect two lines of a footnote in my last chapter keep ...
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Orphan created by biblatex

I have a footnote that ends with an awkward orphan. The footnote is so long and the orphan so small that I would normally be able to fix this quite easily by pushing the orphan 12 back up on the ...
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How should I avoid orphan and widow lines in Context

Typesetting a very simple document (no maths etc, just text, quotations and images), I am stuck with several orphan and widow lines. Is there a way to make Context avoid doing this? I can't find any ...
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Is there an alternative for samepage for a multicolumn environment?

In my document, I successfully use samepage to force content to be on the same page. I want to do the same in a 2-column document so that the heading and the text are in the same column. How can I ...
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Prevent LaTeX from making pages longer or shorter (i.e. changing the text height)

When I try to prevent widows/orphans by increasing \widowpenaltyand clubpenalty, LaTeX usually decides to either make the page one line shorter (to prevent an orphan) or one line longer (to prevent a ...
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Preventing widows and orphans in book, keeping facing pages of same length

I have a document in the book class which has a number of widows and orhans when compiled to pdf. I tried to remove the widows and orphans by using the all option of the nowidow package. It seems to ...
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New environment, orphan line

I created three environments for my document: a booklet for a treasure hunt with scrreprt. I created 3 environments (the document is in french): enigma: ...
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What are the downsides of \widowpenalty10000 \clubpenalty10000?

I am writing a book with the Koma script class (scrbook). Every now and then I get a single line at the bottom or top of a page ("orphans" and "widows", respectively). I am considering to prevent this ...
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Can I reuse the window/orphan mechanism of section titles to bind something else (like theorems with their proofs)?

LaTeX layout mechanism can somehow try to avoid window/orphan paragraphs and section titles, i.e. it's very rare (or impossible?) for a section title to appear at the end of a page with the first ...
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Reducing letter spacing to get rid of a widow, how much is appropriate?

Some times the only way to get rid of a widow is, to reduce the letter spacing in a certain paragraph or footnote. Being addicted to XeLateX unfortunately I can't use the microtype package to achieve ...
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Widows and Orphans when using the Verse package

First off, I am using a slightly modified version of the Classic Thesis stylesheet. It's too complicated a document to share it all, so there is that factor. Nevertheless, I've reproduced the issue ...
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Shortening text height across chapter to fill last page

We all know the problem of having a chapter that is just too large to fill the last page conveniently, leaving one or two (or three) lines at the top of the last page. Besides attempting feats of ...
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Avoiding widows while keeping text height even across two-page spread

In The Elements of Typographical Style, the author notes (§2.4.8) that widows—single lines occurring at the top of a page—should be avoided. Yet the text height of two facing pages should be the same, ...
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Orphan lines with memoir

I have read that for memoir in order to set separation between paragraphs you use \abnormalparskip{6pt} However I have a question: Does it fix to 6pt or does it allow a little variation between ...
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Preventing page break after the first or before the last list item

Is there a way to globally prevent all lists from having a page break inserted between the first and second items or between the last and second-last item? I'm fine with page breaks that are after the ...
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Check widows/orphans easily in PDF preview output

I'd like to know if there is a easy way to find in the PDF preview the orphans and widows (as does the draft option to search words out of the margins with a black box).
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How to prevent page break in the last three lines of an environment?

I want to create an environment, thats content should not allowed a page break in the last three lines of the last paragraph. If the last three lines of the text inside the environment reach the ...
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Prevent page break after first line of example

I would like to find a way to prevent a page break between the first line of the example in following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} ...
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Prevent page from overflowing

Occasionally document overflows into the next page by few words or line. Though this can be adjusted manually by changing a font size or spacing, can it be automatically done? By automatic, I mean if ...
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How do \widowpenalty and \clubpenalty interact for a 2-line paragraph?

Sometimes \\* does not suffice to prevent a linebreak. Adding {\widowpenalty10000 \par} or {\clubpenalty10000 \par} helps if the separated line is paragraph-final and stranded at the top of a page ...
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Bleed into margins automatically to prevent orphans?

When I set my papers, it sometimes happens that the last line of a paragraph is very short, in extreme cases just a single word, perhaps a page number. I have set \clubpenalty to 10000, of course, ...
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How to avoid widows-orphans with mdframed?

I have a document with a lot of mdframed boxes ; which option can I set to avoid 'widow' lines at the end of the box (that is, avoid to have small parts of boxes on new pages)? ...
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Widow Orphan lstlisting

I have a listing of 6 lines. The listing box does not seem to fit on one page (it is on the bottom of the page) so the rest of the box is printed on the next page. There is nothing actually in the box ...
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How to avoid orphans and widows when using the combine class?

Is there a way to avoid orphans and widows when using the combine class? I have already tried this: \widowpenalty10000 \clubpenalty10000 or this: \usepackage[all]{nowidow} but they simply have ...
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How to avoid widows and orphans in ToC?

I want the chapter's author name being shown in the ToC. So I have modified the chapter to add the author there and use it in the page header as follows: \documentclass[10pt,twoside]{memoir} ...
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Widow penalty not working

It seems my Widowpenalty is not working, as nothing changes, even with a value of 10000. Is there some contradictory commands anywhere which may cause this problem? This is what I have ...
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How to handle unnecessary whitespace leading to widows/orphans?

I'm working on my paper using TexMaker and this is what's happening: I'm getting unnecessary whitespace before paragraph 'B'. As a result of the unnecessary whitespace I have a widow/orphan of an ...
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Evaluate typographical beauty of a document (widow, orphans, hyphens, etc) in order to optimize the page geometry

When finalizing documents, one of the last things I do is usually to play with the page geometry to improve the overall layout: get rid of a few orphans or widows, reduce the number of hyphenations, ...
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Why no vertical-mode Knuth-Plass?

I have only basic knowledge of the TeX internals, so I hope what I am saying here is not complete nonsense. If I understand correctly, in TeX, horizontal positioning / line breaking is done using a ...
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How to avoid orphan or widow when using tcolorbox?

My MWE below should not be simplified anymore to avoid breaking my real scenario. The settings are tightly coupled. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a6paper,vmargin=15mm,hmargin=5mm]{geometry} ...
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How to not have widows and orphans without using raggedbottom

I know I can set \clubpenalty and \widowpenalty to 10 000 to make them “really bad”, but then TeX sees it equally bad to cut the page short when there is no vertical stretch (i.e. \parskip=0pt), and ...
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Avoiding widows by increasing the page size [duplicate]

Two related questions: I think atm I feel that the best and easiest way to avoid widows and orphans is to let the affected pages differ a little in size. Almost no one would recognise it and -- even ...
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Using mdframed after a section heading

The following is a very contrived example, but it illustrates a problem I am unable to solve with the mdframed package. When the mdframed environment follows a section heading but there is ...
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Adding floating space between main text and footnotes

I have to typeset a text with several widows and lots of footnotes. The editor told me to leave an additional blank line between the main text and the footnotes and to use this space to print the ...
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Avoid widowed signature lines

I have documents created in XeLaTeX with signature lines appearing at the end of the document. Sometimes these signatures appear on pages by themselves i.e. without preceding content. I would like to ...
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How to avoid widow lines in Table of contents (TOC)

I have a Table of Contents page (the last page, page 3) which just has one line on it. Is there a way of manually editing it so, say, Chapter 3 starts on page 2, as opposed to straddling pages 1 and ...
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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 ...
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How to adjust last text on last page dynamically? [closed]

I am writing report and now improving look and feel of the report. I found that last section appears in last of page and its remaininng part on next page which does not look good. How can i move ...
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Force hardspace in multiple citations

To cite multiple references, I'm using \cite{foo, bar}. Unfortunately, the second citation appears on a new page. Is there a way to force a hardspace between the two citations? This is primarily a ...
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Supress page breaks before headings, allow orphans

I am trying to create a simple outline document (based on scrbook), that contains just headings (chapter, section, ...) and a few notes inbetween. For that, I removed the clearpage before a new ...
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Orphans when using the SIGCHI LaTeX style

The current SIGCHI template does contain some instructions to prevent orphans (\clubpenalty and \widowpenalty) but for some reason that isn't working for me. I tried increasing the penalties but that ...
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Remove/hide content if it would appear as an orphan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: prevent “action” if top of page I have some blocks of text, separated by a \hline. Because the LaTeX code is generated automatically from user-entered data, ...
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How to keep last n lines together in listing?

I have a large listing defined with lstlisting (listins-package). Now the listing reaches over three pages. On the last page there is only one line (the last line) of the listing. I looks not very ...
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Is there a distinct command for \widowpenalty and \clubpenalty in footnotes?

I have found that setting \widowpenalty=10000\clubpenalty=10000 in the main document has not prevented widows and clubs from appearing occasionally in footnotes in a long and complex document I am ...
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Can I set an adjustable line spacing to avoid orphans and widows?

I have a relatively simple question. I'm compiling a large document and finding that I have a lot of pages that start with the last two lines of a paragraph. Is there a way to allow the line-spacing ...
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How can I avoid widows and orphans after displayed equations?

Edit: The original title of this question was "How can I avoid widows and orphans with the geometry package?" However, as egreg pointed out, the geometry package was not the cause of the problem. ...
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Finding all widows and orphans

There have been several questions about how to avoid widows and orphans, so let me first state that that is not the question here. I know I can try and tweak the settings but that it's still possible ...
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bigfoot: only break footnotes across double-page spread

The bigfoot handles the breaking of footnotes across pages quite well, but personally I don't like it if I have to turn the page to read a complete footnote. Therefore my question: Is it possible to ...