## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ Widows and orphans

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
meho_r
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### Widows and orphans

Though LaTeX does control widows and orphans automatically, its mechanism doesn't work in every case. Does anyone knows how to take manual control of these two when need be? (I'm just tired of \enlargethispage, \\ and similar commands trying to fix a line that shouldn't be on the next page)

Thanks

localghost
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Try some commands in your preamble.
`\clubpenalty10000\widowpenalty10000`
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meho_r
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Thanks a lot It did the trick BTW, some people say that it isn't wise to set widow/clubpenalty value above 1000-2000. Why is that? The fact is that only at 10000 it works.