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Some singled-sided pages using twoside?

Postby emilystrange » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:35 am


I'm typesetting my thesis using twoside with amsbook class. At the start I need to have single-sided pages for Titlepage, Declaration, Acknowledgments, Table of Contents and Abstract. How can I get it to leave every second page blank (but leave the rest of the thesis two-sided)? (All of them are one-page things except the table of contents which goes over two pages.)

I used titlepage environment for the first page, then Chapter*{name} for the other pages so that they appear in the TOC, and \tableofcontents for the TOC. The chapters have a blank page after them, but the title page doesn't and the TOC prints back to back as well.

I have another problem with my title page. I used geometry package to set the inner margin to 4cm and outer margin to 2cm. The title page is acting like a left-hand page instead of a right-hand page though (the right margin is 4 and left is 2). Shouldn't the first page be a right-hand page?

Thanks anyone who can give me any help!

  1. \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,titlepage]{amsbook}
  2. \usepackage[a4paper,top=3cm,inner=2cm,outer=2cm,bottom=2cm,twoside,bindingoffset=2cm]{geometry}
  4. \begin{document}
  5. \begin{titlepage} text \end{titlepage}
  7. \frontmatter
  9. \chapter*{Declaration} text
  11. \chapter*{Acknowledgements} text
  13. \setcounter{tocdepth}{3} \tableofcontents
  15. \chapter*{Abstract} text
  17. \mainmatter rest of text

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Postby localghost » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:21 am

You could try the \cleardoublepage command at the critical places.

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