# \includepdf only includes a blank page with file name instead of the actual document

I'm trying to use includepdf to insert an external document into my thesis. I'm using Texlive in Linux, I have the package pdfpages installed properly. I'm compiling the document with pdflatex.

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\RequirePackage{pdfpages}
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\begin{document}
\includepdf[pages=1]{assignment.pdf}
\include{chap-introduction}
\include{chap-problem-specification}
....


I don't get the "assignment.pdf" included. Instead, I only get an empty page with the text "assignment.pdf". The compilation is successfull, there is no pdfpages-related warning or error in the logs. I tried it with few different files, but no success. How can I troubleshoot this?

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Do you have the option draft activated in the package or class? – Juri Robl Dec 28 '13 at 11:44
Thank you! I wouldn't have expected that the draft flag can be the cause. – Jan Hadáček Dec 28 '13 at 12:09
You should use \usepackage{pdfpages} in your preamble. And maybe in this case, \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} should help. – yo' Dec 28 '13 at 12:17

If you use the draft option, no pictures are included. Only the filename of the image is printed. pdfpages simply includes the pdf-pages as pagesized images and is also effected by the option.