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I'm writing a document where I say something like "if you look at Figure 1 on the next page, then you will see that blah blah blah". So what I want to do is have latex skip a number when numbering pages. I know that I can do this using

\addtocounter{page}{1}

but, that will increase the counter on whatever page that command appears on. So I could compile my document and put it somewhere within the next page, but then if something changes and stuff moves around, it could end up on the wrong page, sort-of defeating the whole purpose of latex!

So is there some way to tell latex to count up a page number AFTER the next pagebreak, wherever that pagebreak might be? ps I'm doing this so I can staple in a handwritten page.

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This is possible by loading the afterpage package and then writing at the necessary point

\afterpage{\stepcounter{page}}

although personally I'd probably do

\afterpage{\cleardoublepage}

and then throw away the extra page. (Might depend, really.)

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Ah thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for! –  Adam Oct 13 '10 at 15:07

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