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When using a documentclass of book, it seems there is a \newpage inserted after the \tableofcontents and \listoffigures. How can I suppress this? In articles, the following works. How can I get this layout with a book?

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This is because these document elements issue a \clearpage or \cleardoublepage, depending on the book mode (onecolumn or twocolumn). In fact, these elements are formatted as \chapter*, which issue the above commands. Do you have other \chapter* commands in your document? – Werner Oct 6 '11 at 22:10
I do not have any \chapter* commands. – mankoff Oct 6 '11 at 22:20
@cmhughes' answer would do the trick. If you want to be complete, you could add \let\clearpage\relax as well. You didn't mention whether you're using a oneside or twoside book. The grouping restores the redefinition after \endgroup. – Werner Oct 6 '11 at 22:32
@Werner: Thanks, made the edit. – cmhughes Oct 6 '11 at 22:37
up vote 6 down vote accepted

You could temporarily redefine cleardoublepage


\usepackage{blindtext} % generates a dummy document




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