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My front matter (abstract, table of contents, etc) does not start on the right hand side despite my chapters doing so. How do I ensure that these pages also start on the right hand side? The latex code is below.

\documentclass[twoside,openright]{report}

% Packages

\begin{document}
\include{0_Frontmatter/title}

\onehalfspacing
\pagenumbering{roman}

\include{0_Frontmatter/acknowledgements}

\include{0_Frontmatter/abstract}

\tableofcontents

\listoffigures

\clearpage
\setcounter{page}{1}
\pagenumbering{arabic}

\include{1_Introduction/chapter1}

% etc ...

\end{document}
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Try including a \cleardoublepage before using \include in each of your front matter components (or as the first thing contained within the .tex file you're including). Otherwise, if this does not work, post the partial contents of (say) title.tex and chapter1.tex so it would be possible to assess what you're doing differently. –  Werner Feb 24 '12 at 20:01

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Only \chapter commands issue automatically a \cleardoublepage; the \tableofcontents and \listoffigures command do also, because they issue \chapter*.

Other parts must be treated individually; for example, if you want your acknowledgments and abstract to be on an odd-numbered page, then put

\cleardoublepage

as the first command in the included file (or just before the relevant \include commands). So

\documentclass[twoside,openright]{report}

% Packages

\begin{document}
\include{0_Frontmatter/title}

\onehalfspacing
\pagenumbering{roman}

\cleardoublepage % not strictly required, since we are on page I
\include{0_Frontmatter/acknowledgements}

\cleardoublepage
\include{0_Frontmatter/abstract}

\tableofcontents

\listoffigures

\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{arabic}

\include{1_Introduction/chapter1}

% etc ...

\end{document}

Note that a \pagenumbering command automatically resets the page number to 1.

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