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My LOT spans two pages - one is numbered ix the other 1. The first chapter starts with page number 2. I would like my first chapter to start with page number 1.

So my contents page looks like this


List of Figures .......... viii

List of Tables ............. ix

Introduction ................ 2

Aims & Objectives ............7

and so on..........







Foo bar
\caption{My figure}

\caption{My table}
Foo bar

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Could you please reduce your code to a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem, deleting all the lines that are not needed to reproduce your problem. – Corentin Oct 31 '12 at 16:32
I turned your code into somewhat of an MWE -- we don't have you /Chapter .tex files, so we couldn't compile that; and as far as I can see, all these packages were not relevant for your problem. Please see if the MWE still reflects your problem, and adapt it if necessary. – doncherry Oct 31 '12 at 17:15
I'm sorry, this was my first question. Thanks @doncherry for creating a MWE which reflected my problem aptly. – Manoj Aravind Oct 31 '12 at 19:29
@ManojAravind: No problem, we're here to help :). tex.sx is somewhat different from other places to find help on the web, we prefer our special question & answer format, and new users have to get used to it. You'll see the advantages of this format when you're browsing through other users' questions. – doncherry Oct 31 '12 at 19:32
up vote 4 down vote accepted



after your \listoftables and


just before your first chapter.

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Just \clearpage would suffice, since \pagenumbering{arabic} resets the page counter to start from 1. – Werner Oct 31 '12 at 19:08
As @Werner suggested using just \clearpage helped to reset the first chapter to begin with 1. – Manoj Aravind Oct 31 '12 at 19:54

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