[texhax] question about handing sentences

Steve Peter speter at dandy.net
Tue Apr 19 18:58:38 CEST 2005

On Apr 19, 2005, at 12:30 PM, Roseray wrote:

> I am preparing my thesis using latex. I have have multiple "orphans" 
> ("hanging words or sentences") at the tops of several pages. My thesis 
> coordinator doesn't like that. He suggests me to fix them by either 
> moving a sentence fragment to
> the bottom of the previous page, or add an extra
> line of text to the top of the next page to have at least two
> lines of text. But I don't know how to do that. Who could help about 
> that?

Try putting in your preamble:

\clubpenalty=250 % increase this if you need to

Or you can manually handle things with

\enlargethispage{\baselineskip} or

on individual pages to make the page one line longer or shorter.


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