{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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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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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)? \documentclass[a4paper]...
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How to set different \clubpenalty for main text and footnotes?

I am using memoir class to typeset a book containing texts with many footnotes. To control widows and orphans I use the following settings: \clubpenalty=5000 \widowpenalty=5002 \displaywidowpenalty=...
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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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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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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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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 orphan parts of a command

I have a command that is used to print stuff with a certain structure: \newcommand{\miracle}[2]{ \textbf{#1} #2 \bigskip } How can I ensure that the stuff printed by the ...
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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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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 ...