## LaTeX forum ⇒ Theses, Books, Title pages ⇒ MastersDoctoralThesis avoid pagebreak between CHAPTERS Topic is solved

Classicthesis, Bachelor and Master thesis, PhD, Doctoral degree
mgo4107
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### MastersDoctoralThesis avoid pagebreak between CHAPTERS

Hi @all,

I am using
%Masters/Doctoral Thesis
% LaTeX Template
% Version 2.5 (27/8/17)

I have one question related to chapter change. I have a pagebreak between the chapters which I would like to avoid.

Pagebreak is OK for TOC, Nomenclature, List of Figures etc. but between e.g. Chapter 1 / Chapter 2 / Chapter 3 etc. I do not need a pagebreak.

Is there any way to control that whether in the main.tex or MastersDoctoralThesis.cls?

Thanks a lot for your feedback.
Cheers Michael

Bartman
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It is against the nature of a chapter, but you can do the following:

\documentclass{book} \begin{document}\chapter{Heading on the page}Text \begingroup% no newpage\let\cleardoublepage\relax%\renewcommand{\cleardoublepage}{}\chapter{Heading one the same page}Text\endgroup \chapter{Heading after at least one page break}Text\end{document}

As you can see, the effect of the solution must be limited by a group so that it does not apply to all of the following chapters.

The source of the first approach.

mgo4107
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Thanks for the quick response. Much appreciated.

Unfortunately it is mixing up my complete document:

Before: Chapter 1 -> 1.5 pages, Chapter 2 starting as a new page

With the settings proposed:

Chapter 1: First page empty, starting completely mixed up on Page 2 with big gaps between lines, no footer restrictions. Chapter 2: starting somewhere ...

mgo4107
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It WORKS ...

the problem was, this part needs to be before the \begingroup

% Define some commands to keep the formatting separated from the content
\newcommand{\keyword}[1]{\textbf{#1}}
\newcommand{\code}[1]{\texttt{#1}}
\newcommand{\file}[1]{\texttt{\bfseries#1}}
\newcommand{\option}[1]{\texttt{\itshape#1}}

mgo4107
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Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Now I have another issue
using the proposed code is helping perfectly for putting chapters together.

But ...

is not working anymore.

and how can I disable e.g. Chapter 5. Examples.

I just want on every "normal" page with exception of TOC, Nomenclature etc.) a line as header separator and just on the right side the page number.

BTW: You can the roman page number for TOC etc. be changed from e.g. ii to II (UPPERCASE)?