Friday, October 05, 2007

Creat an empty page in Latex

It is necessary to use a trick when creating an empty page in Latex. The following code does the job:

\newpage

\thispagestyle{empty}
\mbox{}

The major part is \mbox{}, which ensures the existence of an empty page.

The usage of \thispagestyle is
\thispagestyle{option}. The option can be:

  • plain - Just a plain page number.
  • empty - Produces empty heads and feet - no page numbers.
  • headings - Puts running headings on each page. The document style specifies what goes in the headings.
  • myheadings - You specify what is to go in the heading with the \markboth or the \markright commands.


The usage of \thispagestyle comes from Hypertext Help with LaTeX.

47 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip, I needed exactly that! :)

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  2. Great tip, thank you! I bloody needed it... let me add, if you want the pagenumber to be on the empty page use plain instead of empty in the pagestyle. And if you don't do copy and past, check that you write THISpagestyle, or it will be a pain as all your pagenumbers will disappear :D

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  3. Thx a lot. Great help!!

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  4. Many Many Thanks..............

    And I am also thankful to "Anonymous" for the 'plain' tip ,,,,,

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  5. Great tip... Thanks....

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  6. Yes! thanks, heps a lot!

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  7. Great tips !!

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  8. Thank you from Italy

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  9. In my thesis work using latex I am getting a blank at the end of the chapter. Kindly help how to remove it.

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  10. As far as I know, if doubleside option is enabled, a new chapter in latex will always start from odd page. The even page without any concent at the end of each chapter will be purposely left emtpy.

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  11. Thanks a lot!

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  12. really helpful! finally solved my problem - thanks so much :)

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  13. Thanks a lot. Problem solved.

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  14. this is 1st website i got in google..it worked well for thanks!

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  15. Thank! Your tip has been very useful for me!

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  16. I had to add

    \pagebreak

    at the end to make it work, but this really helped.

    Thanks!

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    1. Same for me, thanks for all your help

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    2. Thanks for your suggestion!

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  17. any idea why those lines would cause double empty pages?

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  18. Thx! That saved ma a lot of headache and cursing ;)

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  19. this command cause double empty pages, then for deleting one of them add this code like this:

    \newpage
    \thispagestyle{empty}
    \mbox{}
    \let\cleardoublepage\clearpage

    and will appear one page

    best regards

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  20. Thank you God for creating the geniuses who created LATEX who encourages other geniuses in providing useful tips!!!
    Thanks to all. Even the comments were helpful.

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  21. Didn't face the double blank page problem...
    Worked smoooth! Thanks a lot...

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  22. Finally something that works!!!
    Thanks! I've been trying to do this for many hours.

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  23. Thank you!
    I used:
    \clearpage
    \thispagestyle{plain}
    \mbox{}
    \clearpage

    I found clear page did not adjust the previous page text to stretch to the bottom.
    So even page is kept empty but heading and number page stayed.

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  24. Very useful, it is actually stange the lack of information about this kind of tricks in other tutorials...
    Thanks!

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  25. I need a command to leave equal space at both the margins, means that now the text is randomly distributed but i want it to have equal distance from both the margins throughout the document. Thanks.

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  26. \newpage
    \thispagestyle{empty}
    \mbox{}
    \let\cleardoublepage\clearpage
    \hfill

    \vfill

    \noindent\myName: \textit{\myTitle,} \mySubtitle, %\myDegree,
    \textcopyright\hspace{0.5 mm} October 2011

    Why i am unable to remove the extra page in this case even i have used the trick that you have mentioned but still not working, is it in the wring place.

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  27. Thanks mate, you saved me :P

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  28. Thanks a lot .. saved me a lot of time ..

    short and sweet ..

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  29. great post, exactly what i needed..

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  30. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I've spent more time than I care to admit trying to figure this out...

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  31. Thank you very much, it works great!!!

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  32. Thanks. This is really helpful :)

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  33. Consider using \null instead of \thispagestyle{empty}, in combination with \pagenumbering{gobble} to turn off page numbering and \pagenumbering{arabic} to turn it back on

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  34. or just use
    \newpage
    \thispagestyle{empty}
    ~

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  35. Many thanks...!!!

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  36. Thank you! Worked very well.

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