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I am using parcolumns for two parallel columns, and I have also set

\widowpenalty=10000         % avoid widows
\clubpenalty=10000          % avoid orphans

But while \widowpenalty and \clubpenalty work well for default environments, I find I am getting widow/orphan lines within the parcolumns environment. Is there a setting to avoid that?

closed as off-topic by Bobyandbob, Mensch, Mico, koleygr, egreg Dec 18 '17 at 22:18

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  • You could switch to paracol (MikTeX no long even carries parcolumns). Otherwise, \raggedbottom? \parskip=0pt plus 1fil? – John Kormylo Dec 17 '16 at 16:01
  • Thanks. paracol seems the best choice. – brannerchinese Dec 21 '16 at 1:43
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    I'm voting to close this question because it was solved in the comments. – Bobyandbob Dec 18 '17 at 20:49