I use a figure environment without placement specifiers, and it ends up being put on top of a page, with the very last word of the preceding paragraph put just below it. This means that the page with the figure on it looks like
1) figure+multiple lines of caption
3) the single word "chamber."
5) a new paragraph
note that the multiple lines of caption make the extra word appearing below it look particularly weird. (i am sorry for not including an MWE, but a lot of fiddling around would be required to get the exact problem that I have)
Now, of course I could use placement specifiers to get rid of this specific problem, or I could add a non breaking space to at least get one more word on the new line. My question however is if there is a general (and canonical) solution to this, or if it is actually acceptable to have that single word at the beginning of a page. (I personally just don't want to look unprofessional)