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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

Contents

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

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

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

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

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

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}
\pagenumbering{roman}

\blindtext

\tableofcontents
\listoffigures
\listoftables
\pagenumbering{arabic}

\blinddocument

\begin{figure}
Foo bar
\caption{My figure}
\end{figure}

\begin{table}
\caption{My table}
Foo bar
\end{table}

\end{document}
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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
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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
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@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

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Add

\clearpage

after your \listoftables and

\setcounter{page}{1}

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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