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Remove header before first chapter

Postby GSarpis » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:45 pm

Dear experts, I am using The masters-doctoral-thesis template and there is an empty page before my first chapter, with the header "List of Tables", even though, the List itself is 20 pages before the first chapter (followed by acknowledgements etc.)

I have been looking at this for multiple days, I think the problem arises because of the page style change (plain->Thesis) and the twosided option, but I can't remove the header.

Any help would be appreciated
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Postby GSarpis » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:20 pm

Ok, so I found a solution. This is caused by <book> class which forces a new double page with each chapter (so chapter starts on the right).

I.e. there was either an empty left page or empty right (end of previous chapter) and empty left (start of new chapter) page.

LaTeX would get really confused when I wanted the Preface to end on Left and the new chapter with different style to start on right.

My simple solution, force Preface to be a chapter.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:43 pm

Welcome to the forum!

The masters/doctoral thesis template I know, that one by Vel, uses an empty page style when an empty page is inserted so that a chapter starts on a right hand side.

But good that you found a solution! Thanks for letting us know.

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