# [texhax] blank page

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 00:27:55 CEST 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:
> On  28 Aug, 2008, at 18:43, Steven Jonak wrote:
>
>> Sorry if this is a silly question...I truly have been looking
>> everywhere I know to look for an answer.  I've been using LaTex for
>> a few months and am now trying to go beyond what I usually use it for.
>>
>> Here's what I've got:
>>
>> \documentclass[12pt]{book}
>> \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,times,epic,graphics,color,parskip}
>> \usepackage[margin=.75in]{geometry}
>> \setlength{\parindent}{0in}
>>
>> \begin{document}
>> [...]
>>
>> What I'm getting is a blank page immediately after my title page
>> another blank page with roman numeral iv and then finally a page
>> with Chapter 1 on it.
>>
>> What is causing the blank pages?  Can I get rid of them?
>
> That's how the book class should work: every chapter should begin at
> odd numbered pages; you can use the report class or
>
>> \documentclass[12pt,openany]{book}

I would suggest

\documentclass[12pt,oneside,openany]{memoir}

which is IMHO much better for books (highly customizable)

>
> See
>
> http://www.ctan.org/get/info/lshort/english/lshort.pdf, page 11.
>
> You might have it already ---try at your terminal or Command Prompt
>
> texdoc lshort
>
>
> Best,
>
> Axel
>
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