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### A blank page added before an arabic abstract

Hi,

I am working on a thesis which I need to add Arabic abstract at the end of the document after the bibliography.
The problem is when I include the Arabic abstract in the main tex file. a new blank page is created before the abstract. (Note: I tried to include the English abstract instead and it works fine).

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}\usepackage{arabtex} \usepackage{utf8}\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}\usepackage{setspace}   \setcode{utf8}  \begin{document} \listofcontents\listoffigures \inlude{abstract_eng}\include{chapter1}\include{chapter2}\include{chapter3} % biblography\bibliographystyle{unsrt}\bibliography{bibfile}%............... \include{abstract_arabic} \end{document}   % ==============arabic abstract===============\renewcommand{\abstractname}{\normalfont\large\bfseries \RL{العنوان}}\vspace*{1.5cm}\begin{abstract}  %% \vspace*{1.5cm} \begin{center}\large\textbf{ \RL{الملخص}}\end{center}\end{abstract}	%==========end abstract
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Stefan Kottwitz
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perhaps don't include as external file, but copy it right into the document instead. Like this:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}...\begin{document}Text\bibliographystyle{unsrt}\bibliography{bibfile}% ==============arabic abstract===============\renewcommand{\abstractname}{\normalfont\large\bfseries \RL{العنوان}}\vspace*{1.5cm}\begin{abstract}  %% \vspace*{1.5cm} \begin{center}\large\textbf{ \RL{الملخص}}\end{center}\end{abstract}	%==========end abstract \end{document}

\include always makes a page break. Perhaps your document is set up to open new pages at right hand sides, with odd numbers, so a page is inserted to accomplish that. You can insert \newpage or \clearpage yourself, before the abstract.

Stefan

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perhaps don't include as external file, but copy it right into the document instead. Like this:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}...\begin{document}Text\bibliographystyle{unsrt}\bibliography{bibfile}% ==============arabic abstract===============\renewcommand{\abstractname}{\normalfont\large\bfseries \RL{العنوان}}\vspace*{1.5cm}\begin{abstract}  %% \vspace*{1.5cm} \begin{center}\large\textbf{ \RL{الملخص}}\end{center}\end{abstract}	%==========end abstract \end{document}

\include always makes a page break. Perhaps your document is set up to open new pages at right hand sides, with odd numbers, so a page is inserted to accomplish that. You can insert \newpage or \clearpage yourself, before the abstract.

Stefan

Thanks a lot Stefan for your ongoing help!
I tried \clearpage & \newpage before \begin{abstract} but didn't work. However, inserting the abstract into the main worked perfectly!.

Regards