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I am using the report style. I have a conclusion chapter and an acknowledgement chapter. I want to bind them together as they are both very short.

I want to remove the Pagebreak after conclusion but only do so in this instance so it doesn't affect other chapters. I have seen similar questions answered but they either redefine the behavior for all chapters, or don't work for the report style.

  • If you're using the default document class report (and no other extensive sectioning packages), then adding \let\clearpage\relax before your acknowledgement chapter would avoid inserting the page break... This will look weird though, since the chapter heading will still be very large. Don't you think? – Werner Sep 3 '13 at 23:27
  • I actually tried that before. but it makes the conclusion chapter ugly because It increase the line spacing. As for the weirdness, no I don't mind a large chapter heading. A one-paragraphed chapter is more weird! :) – Shb Sep 3 '13 at 23:32
  • @Shb A one paragraph conclusion chapter is useless, in my opinion. I can't understand why people always puts in the "conclusions" material that should be in the introduction. – egreg Sep 3 '13 at 23:35
  • Actually the one-paragraphed is the acknowledgement bit. But I agree, I hate all the whole formalism thing! – Shb Sep 3 '13 at 23:38
  • This question is a duplicate of question: [Start new chapter on same page][1] [1]: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/24066/… – PLG May 4 '15 at 14:04
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This is the simplest hack:

\documentclass{report}
\begin{document}
\chapter{Conclusions}\label{chap:end}

Something.

\begingroup
\renewcommand{\cleardoublepage}{}
\renewcommand{\clearpage}{}
\chapter{Acknowledgments}\label{chap:ack}
\endgroup

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\end{document}

The same if you use \chapter*.

Redefining both \cleardoublepage and \clearpage is necessary only if the openright option is used. Otherwise acting only on \clearpage is sufficient, but it doesn't harm having both macros redefined.

  • I guess the simplest would be \renewcommand{\newpage}{} since both \clearpage and \cleardoublepage depends on \newpage. – Werner Sep 3 '13 at 23:29
  • @Werner Right. But with the higher level macros we also avoid all checks. – egreg Sep 3 '13 at 23:31
  • I am using \chapter*. I tried doing what you suggested, but I get the same result as when I tried \let\clearpage\relax The line spacing in conclusion chapter becomes longer. – Shb Sep 3 '13 at 23:40
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    Oh actually it works! previously I put \endgroup after \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Acknowledgement} but then I tried putting it immediately after \chapter* and it works fine now. – Shb Sep 3 '13 at 23:44

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