# Removing a white page between Appendix heading and Appendix A

I tried looking through all the similar questions but couldn't find a similar case. I am writing in article class, this is my preamble:

\documentclass[10pt,twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage[nottoc,numbib]{tocbibind}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[english,greek]{babel}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{upgreek}
\usepackage[compact]{titlesec}
\usepackage{appendix}
\geometry{a4paper, margin=1.6in}

\begin{document}

% ... and then the appendix part :

\newpage
\appendix
\appendixpage
\onecolumn

\section{Motivation}
\label{appendixa}

bla

\end{document}


I get "Appendices" in a white page, and only in the next page I get "A AppendixTitle". Now, I would like to remove that white space. I have small experience with latex, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I think the problem is where your \onecolumn is - it breaks the two-column setup so should come before your appendix.

\documentclass[10pt,twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{appendix}

\begin{document}

\lipsum%

\newpage
\onecolumn
\appendix
\appendixpage
\section{Motivation}
\label{appendixa}

\lipsum%

\end{document}