I'm using scrbook as document class for my thesis. The two-page layout is just fine in general, but I want the Appendix to be one-sided only.

I read the following post Switch to one-sided mode in the appendix of a double-sided document, but the solution seems a bit too overcomplicated to me.

Is there no native komascript option to switch to one-paged layout within the document? \KOMAoptions{onepage} only gives me

Package scrkbase Error: unknown KOMA option `onepage' \KOMAoptions{onepage}

Alternatively, I might have to compile two different documents and combine them in the end, but this might make referencing harder.

Thanks for your comments!


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    The name of the option is "oneside" not "onepage". Beside this it is rather unclear which features of oneside mode you want to activate. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 28 '13 at 7:15
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    Did you try \KOMAoptions{twoside=false}? – karlkoeller Aug 28 '13 at 7:17
  • @Ulrike AFAIK oneside cannot be used as a KOMAoption. – karlkoeller Aug 28 '13 at 7:32
  • @karlkoeller: twoside=false indeed did the job. Thanks to both of you for the quick and helpful response. – Chris Aug 28 '13 at 8:21

onepage is not a valid KOMA option.

If you want to switch to one-sided mode within a double-sided document when using KOMA classes you have to use twoside=false (being twoside a "simple switch" you can use no or off as well, instead of false), i.e. issue the command


just before your appendix.

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