# Removing extra page before and after \tableofcontents

My main file generate extra page before \tableofcontents with header title "Table of contents". How can I remove this page? I am copying the main.tex file code for your reference.

\documentclass[twoside,12pt]{Classes/aesm_edspia}

\begin{document}
\addtocounter{page}{-1}
\makethese
\onehalfspacing
\newpage\thispagestyle{empty}\addtocounter{page}{-5}

%depth in the table of contents and section numbering
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}
\setcounter{tocdepth}{3}
\frontmatter

\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\fancyhead[LE,RO]{Acknowledgements}
\fancyfoot[RO]{\thepage}
\fancyfoot[LE]{\thepage}
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0.5pt}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}

\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\fancyhead[LE,RO]{Table of Contents}
\fancyfoot[RO]{\thepage}
\fancyfoot[LE]{\thepage}
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0.5pt}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}

\input{Abstract/Abstract}

\tableofcontents
\listoffigures
\listoftables

\mainmatter
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\fancyhead[LE,RO]{Introduction}
\fancyfoot[RO]{\thepage}
\fancyfoot[LE]{\thepage}
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0.5pt}
\renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}

\end{document}

• you are using the twoside option. As such, this is the expected behavior, since all chapter pages should start on an odd page. – Mario S. E. Oct 17 '13 at 13:00
• Thanks Mario for your answer. However, I would like to add something more in my question: I am getting an extra blank page with header title "Table of contents" . How can I remove this page? – Pankesh Patel Oct 17 '13 at 13:59
• That's because of your command \tableofcontents, which lists all the chapters/sections of your document. If you wish to remove it, simple comment it out or completely delete it. However, the table of contents is widely used in many reports/books, so I would make sure it is not required as part of your work before removing it. – Mario S. E. Oct 17 '13 at 17:15

## 1 Answer

that is the default for a twosided document. However, you can use:

...
\begingroup
\let\cleardoublepage\clearpage
\tableofcontents
\endgroup
...


then it starts on the following page.