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The design I am working on has the ToC as the cover, together with the title & author. There is a production restriction which the second page (inner cover) can't be printed. Please find the attached illustration. Think such restriction can be overcome in an ad hoc fashion, i.e. generating a blank page at the end of the ToC and manually relocate it to the second page through Adobe Acrobat etc.

ToC_cover

I am using scrbook, the KOMA Script book class. The current title & author is generated through:

\clearpage

\pagestyle{empty}

\begin{center}

\Large Title Name

\vspace*{8pt}

\fontsize{15pt}{17pt}\it Author Name

\end{center}

\vfill{}

PS: There is a similar question posted one year ago and doesn't have an conclusive solution.

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As explained in the KOMA-Script documentation, section 3.7 “Document Titles”, there exists a document class option titlepage, which for your case must set to one of the “deactivated” values, and there is also an environment with the same name titlepage. Optionally you could use \maketitle[<pagenumber>] outside of titlepage environment(!), if you want to set the automatic generated title on a later page (in double sided documents this should be an odd page number!).

Aditionally the command \tableofcontents must be redefined. That’s the only thing here not to be found in the documentation.

\documentclass[titlepage=off]{scrbook}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\usepackage[english]{babel}

\usepackage{blindtext}% for dummy text, needs "babel"

\newcommand{\BlindDoc}{% both commands provided by "blindtext":
  \blinddocument
  \Blinddocument
}

% removes the caption "Contents" and the start of a new page:
\makeatletter
\renewcommand*{\tableofcontents}{\@starttoc{toc}}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\begin{titlepage}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{center}
{\bfseries\Huge An Example Document with the \LaTeX\ Package ``\texttt{blindtext}''}
\vspace{1.5em}

{\Large Package author: \textit{Knut Lickert}}
\end{center}

\vspace{3em}
\tableofcontents

\cleardoublepage
\end{titlepage}

\begin{center}
\thispagestyle{empty}

\vspace*{10em}
{\bfseries\Huge An Example Document with the \LaTeX\ Package ``\texttt{blindtext}''}
\vspace{1.5em}

{\large\itshape A package for dummy text in different languages}
\vfill

{\Large Package author: \textit{Knut Lickert}}
\vspace{1.5em}

``Blind Dummy'' Publishing House, Dark-Side-of-the-Moon
\end{center}

\BlindDoc
\BlindDoc
\BlindDoc
\BlindDoc
\BlindDoc

\end{document}
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thanks @Speravir, it is fantastic and works like a charm! very clearly annotate as well, great answer! –  Shi Yuan Mar 6 '13 at 21:11
    
Fine, that I could help you. –  Speravir Mar 6 '13 at 21:39
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You didn't provide a real MWE, so I used a \lipsum text instead of ToC items. However, the idea is the same and works the same, it should work in any class, too:

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}

\usepackage{everyshi}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{center}
\Large Title Name

\vspace*{8pt}

\fontsize{15pt}{17pt}\itshape Author Name

\end{center}

\vspace{3cm}

\AtNextShipout{% code to be executed after the current page is finished
  \leavevmode% something on the empty page
  \thispagestyle{empty}% no headers/footers
  \clearpage% leave the page empty
}

%\tableofcontents
\lipsum[1-20]

\end{document}

Remark: You should not use \it.

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Brilliant! it works fantastically! thank you so much! I take your comment on the italic shape, will keep on the modern code from now on. :) it is a bit difficult to mark which is the correct answer since each answered a part of the question. –  Shi Yuan Mar 6 '13 at 21:09
    
Sorry about the MWE, I thought I was supplying enough info already, will stick to that from now on. –  Shi Yuan Mar 6 '13 at 21:10
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